About the Scheme
The 2013-14 WFTV Mentees at their induction.
Our Mentoring Scheme is designed for women who have more than 5 years experience working in TV, film or digital production. We welcome anyone working in editorial, craft or business roles in any genre.
We like to have as diverse a group as possible so we positively encourage people from different disciplines. So far, we’ve had an agent, a financier, a colourist, a technical ops director, DoPs and editors, a vision mixer, a presenter, a couple of distributors, a media lawyer, a composer, an AD, and a voice over artist as well as directors, producers and writers. We would love to expand this list even further.
Over six months, selected participants receive six hours of mentoring contact with an experienced industry figure, combined with an intensive programme of seminars, training workshops and networking opportunities.
The next scheme will run from January - June 2015.
The application window is now open. Click here to apply.
The deadline for applications is midnight, Thursday 31 July 2014.
The scheme is supported by EON Productions, Creative Skillset, BBC, and Channel 4.
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Here's what our mentees say about the scheme:
“The mentoring scheme fosters an incredibly supportive and safe environment to openly identify obstacles (both professional and personal), push boundaries, learn new skills, ask questions and take risks.”
Fleur Jago, Producer (Mentee 2014)
“The WFTV mentoring scheme works on so many levels but especially for women who feel stuck or are re-starting their careers. It helped me to update my industry knowledge and widen my contacts. Having 1:1 mentoring helped me to boost my confidence immeasurably and knowing that I have a network of powerful woman who work across the TV/film industry I know now that anything is possible” .
Avon Harpley, Producer (Mentee 2013)
“It's so much more than a mentoring scheme. It's a total transformation programme for your career. It's made me realise what I can do and that it's so much more than I expected. I feel inspired, empowered and kind of unstoppable.”
“The mentoring scheme was really magical - it unfolded in both typical and surprising ways, I learned not only so much about the industry but about myself. It was challenging and yet so much fun!”
Meghan Horvath, Director (Mentee 2013)
“This is an amazing scheme- it has given me invaluable knowledge about the UK television market, an amazing network of professional industry members and a renewed confidence in my career.”
Cindy DePasquale, Producer/Director (Mentee 2012)
“The scheme made me take time out to reflect and remind myself of all the real reasons I had got into TV, reigniting my original passion and belief, which was the perfect antidote to the day to day humdrum of the workplace and boring political battles.”
Our mentees in the press:
Read Broadcast magazine's feature on the 2011 WFTV Mentoring Scheme here.
Diary of a Cannes Virgin - by Emma Lindley - Shooting People
5 Minutes With...Emma Lindley - Media Parents
The Miracle of Mentoring - Emma Lindley's Blog
Women Behind the Camera: DoPs Kate Reid and Eve Hazelton - MovieScope Magazine
Kate Reid - One to Watch - MovieScope Magazine
Shorts Break: A Pair of Poetic Films From Eva Weber - Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Day 8: Interview with Eva Weber on Her Film 'Reindeer' - Her Film Project
Lindsey Dryden - Arts Hub
3D Creative Summit 2013 by Natalie Samson - Wildscreen Festival