Veteran broadcaster and TV presenter Angela Rippon, critically acclaimed actress Sheridan Smith, inspirational presenter Mary Beard and acclaimed producer Pippa Harris were just some of the outstanding women from the world of film and television to be honoured at the 23rd annual Women in Film and TV Awards ceremony at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Friday 6 December.
9th December 2013
2nd December 2013
We’re delighted to announce that award-winning producer Elizabeth Karlsen is the new Chair of the WFTV (UK) Board of Directors.
27th November 2013
In honor of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the blockbuster success of which should disprove every industry myth about women-led films being unprofitable, the New York Film Academy shares this wonderful infographic to bring awareness to the continuing entrenched sexism in Hollywood.
26th November 2013
The BFI has released new research highlighting the successful box office performance of UK independent films with a female screenwriter and/or director. Women are severely under-represented in writing and directing roles in the film industry. On UK independent films released between 2010 and 2012, just 11.4% of the directors and 16.1% of the writers were women.
22nd November 2013
MEDIA Desk UK and the BFI welcome the news today that the European Parliament has approved the European Commission’s new Creative Europe programme, which will replace the current MEDIA and Culture programmes. The increased €1.46 billion for the new programme over the next seven years is 9% more than current levels and will support the cultural and creative sectors across Europe.
18th November 2013
Learn more about building your chapter, developing programs, engaging your Board and more topics from the Women In Film and Television International Board of Directors. Panel discussions include War Reporting - Filmmakers and the Realities of War; Gender Disparity in the Media; New Media; Children's Programming, Special Effects in Your Film.
28th October 2013
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of influential British director Antonia Bird this weekend at the age of 54.
14th October 2013
France has launched a sex equality charter for the film industry aimed at improving the number and position of women working in the French cinema sector.
7th October 2013
The DGA has released its annual report tracking the statistics of directors on episodic TV shows for the 2012-2013 season, and the news is that there is no news. The numbers have remained pretty static since last year. In fact they have remained virtually the same for the last three years. The DGA Diversity committee has held over 20 meetings in the last three years with production companies and shows to deal with diversity...
30th September 2013
The Sky Women in Film & Television Awards will take place from 12pm on Friday 6 December 2013, at the London Hilton on Park Lane Hotel Tickets will go on sale Tuesday 1 October at 10am. Click here for more information on prices and how to book your tickets.