|17th May 2013||Do You Need a Mentor or a Sponsor? (Answer: You Need Both)||
Baroness Mary Goudie explains the difference between the two and why becoming a mentor, or being mentored, could really boost your career.
|9th May 2013||My Big Break... by WFTV Award-Winning Writer Jo Ho||
I came into the industry cold, with no contacts or experience, hadn't even studied it at university. I was in my early 20s, broke, stuck with a student loan and useless degree before I knew I wanted to work in showbiz. Against the wishes of my entire family (including all those far flung ones in Hong Kong), I committed myself to learning about this business of show.
|7th May 2013||The Miracle of Mentoring by Mentee Emma Lindley||
I am wearing waterproof mascara for the last day of our Women in Film and TV Mentoring Scheme. Six months after we started, twenty talented women are now firm friends and, together, helped by our industry mentors, we have changed our lives from the inside out.
|12th April 2013||Creative Originality Leads to Commission||
Coincidences are a fine thing but maybe this was just meant to happen.
|4th April 2013||Turning Up the Confidence||
After a wander through the labyrinthine Business Design Centre tucked away in Islington, I entered the bright and vibrant space of The Impact Factory for an Assertiveness workshop with the equally bright and vibrant Kate Arneil.
|27th March 2013||Camera/Woman||
Last week I interviewed filmmaker Karima Zoubir who directed the documentary Camera/Woman. The film was screening here in London as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival - a great annual event highlighting everyday breaches of human rights through the medium of film.
|20th March 2013||The Making of Miriam: A Short Film Crafted by WFTV Mentees||
In January 2011, having been selected as 1 of twenty participants on the WFTV Mentoring Scheme that year, I arrived for the induction day. When I applied for the scheme, my sole thought had been of my mentor and how my interactions with that person could help me reach the next level of my career. Little did I know then that several of my fellow mentees would become, just two years later, my film collaborators (and great friends!). I was also delighted to discover that my mentor, Carol Wiseman, was an old-school filmmaker.
|12th March 2013||Knowledge is Power|
|20th February 2013||You Cannot Be Serious!||
A Discussion About The Status of Women directors on the occasion of the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.
|4th February 2013||The Expert Impostor||
I have a confession to make.
|25th January 2013||Introduction to Hollywood... WFTV Style||
WFTV member Alison Winter shares her experience of moving to La La Land and connecting with WIF LA members to write and star in web comedy Divine White's Introduction to Hollywood.
|21st January 2013||Podcast: Mentoring Panel at the London Short FIlm Festival 2013||
We kicked off 2013 with lots of enthusiastic London Short Film Festival delegates in the bar at the Curzon Soho for a discussion exploring how effective mentoring can help individuals to define their aims and provide support and guidance in the increasingly freelance and unstructured world of film production. The panel was chaired by WFTV CEO Kate Kinninmont and featured the WFTV Mentoring Scheme producer, Nicola Lees, and mentees Esther Hegarty (2011) and Bridge Williams (2012-13).
|11th January 2013||And the Award Goes to…. A Man||
And the award goes to…. a man. There is rarely much suspense during Awards season, as the jostling and campaigning between crowd-pleasing “serious” films ensures the honoured few are not far from mainstream sensibilities. Yet in the nominations, there is at least the possibility of diversity being recognised: a chance for the industry to give a nod in the right direction, that says, “OK, you are unlikely to win, but hey – good job!”
|8th January 2013||9 Steps to Making SEO Work For You Now||
Hannan Kattan is a WFTV member and co-founder of EBS Digital, an online marketing company that gives small businesses the tools for outstanding growth. Here she shares 9 top tips for making SEO (that's Search Engine Optimisation to the uninitiated) work for you now...
|22nd November 2012||BAFTA Debate: Sexism in TV: How Far Have We Come?||
On 12th November 2012 I attended a debate hosted at BAFTA on Sexism in the UK’s TV industry. The debate was (I assume) created in response to claims made across various platforms during the recent ‘Savile’ crisis that the culture of sexism / sexual harassment that had existed during the 70s & 80s have improved today. This post is my report and thoughts on the points made during that debate.