|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.
|Stacey Dooley Shares Her Views on BBC Three's Move Online at the Edinburgh International Television Festival||
Investigative reporter and presenter Stacey Dooley spoke exclusively at the Edinburgh International Television Festival’s EdTalks event, sponsored by UKTV about her views on moving BBC Three online.
|Interactive Writing System Workshop with Eirini Konstantinidou||
On 7th and 8th March WFTV members took part in the final pilot session of the ‘Interactive Writing System’, a two-day scriptwriting workshop developed by film director and WFTV member Eirini Konstantinidou. The pilot workshop was offered at a discounted rate exclusively to WFTV members, whose feedback has helped ready the workshop for official launch in May at University of Kent.
|In the Spotlight...Ilana Garrard||
Ilana Garrard is getting used to standing out from the crowd. Not only is she one of a handful of female Steadicam Operators in the UK, she is also a founding member of Podhire, a company which offers a “one stop shop” crew van for the industry. Quite an achievement for someone who only left university two years ago.
|In the Spotlight...Lisa Campbell||Festival Director and journalist, Lisa Campbell, is the woman behind the Expert Women Campaign, an initiative which encourages broadcasters to increase their number of female contributors. In this interview, Lisa talks about the struggle, and advances, she's been working towards over the years.|