|In The Spotlight...Fiona Gillies||
Professionally speaking, Fiona Gillies is a wearer of many hats. An actor and a producer, she also owns and runs, Scoop Films, alongside her joint co-founders, Michael Mueller and Raj Sharma.
The team at Scoop has produced two features thus far, City Slacker and The Beat Beneath My Feet, both of which attracted prestigious award nominations on the Festival circuit.
|In The Spotlight...Mercy Liao||
For British film-makers keen to crack the Chinese market, the ratification of the Sino-UK Film Co-Production Treaty at The Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai in March this year, was a crucial step forward in opening up greater cooperation between the two film industries.
|Help Support New Short No Man's Land Produced by WFTV's Natalie Samson||
Head of WFTV Awards and Events, Natalie Samson, is producing new short film No Man's Land, directed by Andy Kerestes for his London Film School graduation project.
Joining their team are WFTV members Nicola Daley (cinematographer) and Belinda Cusmano (production designer), who will be working as HOD's for the film. WFTV Awards and Events Assistant, Ellie Jones, is also on board to run the project's social media campaign.
|Sian Harries On The Making Of Her New Sitcom Man Down|
|In The Spotlight...Laura Hastings-Smith||
Adapting Macbeth into a gripping movie was always going to be a huge undertaking and one of the film’s Producers, Laura Hastings-Smith (A Brilliant Mind, Chatroom and Hunger), admits there were many hurdles along the way.
|WFTV Member Kim Majkut Helps Develop New Virtual Reality Project||
WFTV member Kim Majkut has been working with the team at Hamilton + Kidd Studios on a new virtual reality project which takes viewers on an immersive 360° journey around the racing track at La Mans.
Kim oversaw the graphics, editing and grading of this project, which aims to push the boundaries for motorsport fans who want to engage with a more immersive experience.
|Which Inspirational British Woman Would You Like to See on the Next £20 Banknote?||
On 19 May 2015, the Bank opened a two-month nomination period during which members of the public are welcome to suggest which inspirational British figure they would like to feature on the next £20 banknote. The new note will be a celebration of Britain’s achievements in the Visual Arts, with the public voting on who would be the most suitable face to represent such achievements.
|In the Spotlight...Tamana Bleasdale and Vicki Allen||
Spotting a niche in the market for the provision of runners, former assistant directors, Tamana Bleasdale and Vicki Allen created CallTime Company in 2013, a booking agency, specialising in the supply of drama and production runners and location marshals.
Alongside a diary service for experienced runners CallTime set up a Trainee Runner Scheme for people trying to break into film and TV drama.
|The Female Lead - A Special Screening of Céline Sciamma’s 'Girlhood'||
This week, WFTV were delighted to be invited along to a screening – hosted by wonderful not-for-profit organisation The Female Lead - of Céline Sciamma’s ground breaking new film Girlhood (Bande des filles), set to be released in UK cinemas this Friday 8th May. The third feature film from the French director, Girlhood is a stark coming-of-age tale set in the virtually untrodden cinematic territory of the underprivileged suburbs of modern-day Paris, and seen through the lens of a black teenage girl.
|In the Spotlight...Mette Reitzel and Susan Brand||
Muneera Williams and Sukina Owen-Douglas are Poetic Pilgrimage – and they are making waves on the music scene as a Muslim Hip Hop and Spoken Word duo.
Bristol born with Jamaican roots the two friends converted to Islam ten years ago. Inspired by their faith and heritage, the women explore issues of identity, global and feminist politics in their music.