Interviews

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In the spotlight... BAFTA Chair Jane Lush

Newly appointed BAFTA Chair Jane Lush is the former BBC Controller of Entertainment and Comedy. She tells WFTV's Emma Morgan about standing up for daytime television, championing diversity at BAFTA and saying hello to The Weakest Link


Jane Lush © BAFTA

In the Spotlight... director Pratibha Parmar
Writer-director Pratibha Parmar, a former WFTV board member, is behind the forthcoming drama-documentary Fury & Tenderness. She tells Emma Morgan about crowdfunding, inclusion and the unseen Andrea Dworkin.
 

In the Spotlight... cinematographer Sophie Darlington
 
Marisa Clifford of Pulse Films, co-producers of Andrea Arnold's Cannes-bound American Honey

Marisa Clifford is CEO and co-founder of multi-award winning Pulse Films, co-producers of one of only three female-directed film in competition for the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Andrea Arnold's American Honey.

Shamim Sarif & Hanan Kattan on Despite the Falling Snow
Writer-director Shamim Sarif (left) and producer Hanan Kattan are the WFTV members behind new release Despite the Falling Snow. They tell WFTV Head of Communications Emma Morgan about obstacles, integrity and exhaustion...
 
 
In the Spotlight...Susanna White

Film and TV director Susanna White is gearing up for the release of her latest feature, Our Kind of Traitor.  The film is based on the John le Carré novel and successfully pulls off a contemporary political thriller that is beautifully shot by Anthony Don Mantle (Slumdog Millionaire) with compelling performances from a stellar cast that includes; Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgård, Damian Lewis and Naomi Harris.

WFTV Award-Winner Caroline O Reilly on Producing ‘Feast of Varanasi’

Producing my first mainstream feature film Feast of Varanasi in India was initially quite daunting, mainly because as a script supervisor I had already filmed in India on the TV show Sharpe with Sean Bean – so I knew how challenging the process would be. But the move from script supervisor to producer was a relatively smooth transition in comparison!

Everybody remembers their first…especially in VIRTUAL REALITY!

I remember my first like it was yesterday, walking through the exhibition grounds, trying to find my next source of entertainment. There it stood in front of me, like it was straight out of the movie. I had to give it a go. Standing on a platform wearing this massively clunky headset I was being transported into a new dimension. I found myself part of a bizarre polygonal world with flying pterodactyls diving at my head. This was mind blowing, instantly I craved my next VR experience. This was circa.1995.

New Blog: #52FilmsByWomen Challenge with Lindsey Dryden

There are thousands of wonderful women filmmakers out there but we don't always get to hear about them and their work. Documentary filmmaker and WFTV member, Lindsey Dryden, wanted to tackle this head on, not only by seeking out films for herself, but also by sharing her thoughts on them with our readers.

In the Spotlight...Kate Hopkins

Wolves, sharks and polar bears are just a few of the fascinating audio briefs sound editor Kate Hopkins has grappled with throughout her multi-award-winning career.

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