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11 October 2018

TV Exec Tracy Forsyth Becomes New WFTV Mentoring Scheme Producer

We are delighted to announce that former BBC Worldwide exec, Tracy Forsyth is the new Producer of the Women in Film and Television Mentoring Scheme, which offers a six month programme of support and career development for women with at least seven years’ industry experience.

Forsyth, who has worked in the industry for 25 years, started out as a freelance programme maker before moving into the independent sector and then commissioning, and has held roles at the BBC, UKTV and BBC Worldwide. In addition, Forsyth brings with her experience as a Mentor and Executive Coach, and has been involved in the WFTV Mentoring Scheme and other industry talent development programmes during the last eight years.

The application window for the next edition of the WFTV Mentoring Scheme, which is due to begin in January 2019, closed at the end of last week and Forsyth will begin duties straight away, overseeing the interview and selection process. She takes over the role from Nicola Lees, who stood down last month after running the Scheme for nine years.

Speaking on Forsyth’s appointment, WFTV Chief Executive Kate Kinninmont said: “The Scheme has grown to be a core part of the work our organisation does and we’re very proud that so far it has supported 160 women to take the next steps in their career. Huge thanks must go to previous Producer, Nicola Lees for that. We are absolutely delighted to have Tracy taking on the mantle. She brings with her a wealth of industry experience and a passion for nurturing talent, so we can’t wait for her to get started.”

Tracy Forsyth said: “I’m delighted to become more deeply involved in this powerful Scheme which has had so much positive impact across the industry. I look forward to helping inspire and guide women from film, television and digital and to propelling them to even greater heights.”

Find out more about the WFTV Mentoring Scheme here.