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
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.
18th December 2013
The BBC Academy’s Expert Women’s Day was devised as a response to the proportional under-representation of female experts on Television and Radio. This was a pan-industry event, produced in conjunction with Broadcast Magazine whose Expert Women campaign continues to highlight this important issue and track the number of female experts appearing on news programming.
9th December 2013
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.
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.