About the Scheme
The 2012 WFTV Mentees at their induction.
Our Mentoring Scheme, supported by Creative Skillset, Channel 4, and EON Productions, is designed for women who have more than 5 years experience working in TV, film or digital production or business roles (such as writing, directing, producing, vision mixing, cinematography, composing, sales and acquisitions) in any genre.
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 application window for the 2012/13 London Scheme has now closed. To be first in line for the latest announcements regarding this and other schemes, please join the WFTV mailing list.
Read some FAQs about our mentoring scheme here.
Read Broadcast magazine's feature on the 2011 WFTV Mentoring Scheme here.
Here's what our mentees and mentors have had said about the scheme:
“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)
“This is one of the best things that's ever happened to me. I finally feel like I'm getting somewhere with my career. I have a support team who I feel are with me each step of the way with practical and moral guidance. It's funny, they seem to believe in me and they're difficult to argue with! I think I had the ability before but I lacked the confidence. I now feel like there's nothing stopping me.” - 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.” - Mentee (2012)
“The mentoring scheme literally saved my life. It helped restore my confidence and my belief in me. It taught me to love myself and to embrace my talents. To not be afraid to forge ahead with a new career and to stop looking back at what used to be. I have networked for the first time in my life and have met some of the most amazing women who will be friends for life. It has been a totally empowering experience... I shall miss it.” - Sally Eastland, Screenwriter (Mentee 2012)