WFTV News

4th April 2014
This week we’re delighted to have a pair of tickets to WFTV Award-winner Moira Buffini’s Handbagged to give away.   Following it’s sold out run at the Tricycle Theatre, the ‘wickedly funny’ (Evening Standard) new play by Moira Buffini (whose film credits include Tamara Drewe, Jane Eyre and Byzantium) is on stage in the West End at the Vaudeville Theatre until 2 August.  
27th March 2014
There has been a growth in the number of women directors in the French film industry but a striking gender pay chasm exists across production roles, according to a new study. Female directors were paid on average 31.5% less than their male counterparts. Female production managers got 20.7% less in their pay packets, while salaries for female electricians were on average 19% lower than their male counterparts. The only roles in which women were better re-numerated in 2012 were script supervision and stunt work.
17th March 2014
Calling all WFTV members in Scotland – we want to see your shorts! We are excited to be launching WFTV’s own shorts showcase for our members in Scotland. So, if you are a WFTV member based in Scotland with a recently completed short film in any genre, follow the instructions below: A few things to remember:
12th March 2014
Directors UK and the BBC are piloting two new workshops aimed at women directors returning to work after a career break or repositioning their directing career. The training initiatives are being introduced as a result of Directors UK’s strategy to work with broadcasters and production houses to explore ways of increasing the numbers of women working as directors across film and television.
12th March 2014
Female characters remained dramatically under-represented as protagonists, major characters, and speaking (major and minor) characters in the top grossing films of 2013, according to a new study from the respected Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
17th February 2014
Join Birds Eye View on International Women's Day for a very special screening of Kristy Guevara-Flanagan's SXSW hit Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines. Exploring the origins and the legacy of the amazing WW, this superdoc features comic book aficionados alongside real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models.
30th January 2014
Following the initial figures which showed that women held just 16% of key behind the camera positions in the 250 top grossing films of 2013, the full Celluloid Ceiling report for 2013 has been published. The full details of the study, which is conducted by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film, can be read here.
21st January 2014
A study commissioned by the Sundance Institute and Women in Film Los Angeles finds that female filmmakers who participate in the institute's feature and documentary development labs succeed in equal numbers to men. The executive director of the Sundance Institute, Keri Putnam, and the president of Women in Film Los Angeles, Cathy Schulman, presented the findings Monday at a private event during the Sundance Film Festival.  
15th January 2014
This year's "Celluloid Ceiling" report finds that women accounted for 16 percent of directors, writers, executive producers, producers, editors and cinematographers working on the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2013. The Hollywood Reporter has published a summary of the report, and the full article can be found here.  
13th January 2014
Funny Women are running a bumper weekend of four workshops covering a range of skills to help women to write and perform - whether that be comedy, storytelling or public speaking. They have enlisted some fantastic coaches as performers and mentors and, even if you've been before, there will be something new for you.   

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