WFTV England Mentoring Scheme in association with ScreenSkills

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a programme designed for women looking to take a significant step in their career. For the English Mentoring Scheme to apply you must have more than seven years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production.

Meet the 2021 WFTV England Mentees

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Alexandra Finlay

Senior Director, Creative and Co-Productions

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Amy Thomas

Senior Creature Technical Director

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Caroline Percy

Senior Portfolio Manager, Channel 4

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Gemma Brady

Series Producer

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Gina Lyons

Comedy Producer

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Janet Awe

Development Producer and Script Editor

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Jemma Cox

Camera Operator/editor

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Jessie Craig Roche

Director/ Writer/ Photographer

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Jude Ho

Documentary Producer/Director

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Kerriane Taylor

Digital Producer and Documentary Producer/Director

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Lauren Abery

Series Producer / Development Exec

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Lily Grimes

Cinematographer

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Meriel Beale

Series Editor/Exec

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Mhari Macritchie

Sound Editor

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Miranda Walker

Comedy and Drama Writer

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Nazneen Momen

Assistant Producer

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Poonam Brah

Film and Theatre Director

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Sarah Keeling

Offline Editor

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Suki Chan

Filmmaker

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Zoe Dobson

Director

WFTV MENTORS

WFTV has an extensive database of past and potential mentors who are keen to pass on their skills and experience to the next generation. Once mentees have been selected for the scheme they are hand-matched with an experienced industry figure who commits to spending at least six hours with their mentee over six months. Mentors are drawn from across the film and TV industry

2021 Mentors

  • Ana De Moraes - Group Creative Director, Multistory Media

  • Catherine Catton – Commissioning Editor, Popular Factual and Factual Entertainment, BBC

  • Christine Alderson - Film Producer, Ipso Facto Films

  • Cinders Forshaw - Cinematographer 

  • Clelia Mountford - Co-Founder, Merman

  • David Abraham  – CEO, Wonderhood Studios

  • David Glover – Founder 72 Films

  • Fiona McDermott - Head of Comedy, Channel 4

  • Jayne Villiers - MD, Sayle Screen

  • Jess Bendien - Talent Expert, Bang Talent

  • Jonathan Stadlen - MD, Knickerbockerglory

  • Joff Powell - Creative Director, Spark Media

  • Laura Livingstone

  • Lucinda Axelson - Executive Producer, Oxford Scientific Films

  • Lucy Pilkington - Founder & MD, Milk & Honey Productions

  • Nina Hartstone - Oscar-winning Supervising Sound Editor

  • Peter Fincham - Co-CEO, Expectation Entertainment

  • Philippa Lowthorpe - Film & TV Director

  • Sarah Doole - CEO, Red

  • Sarah Fraser - Comedy Producer & Executive

WFTV 2020 ENGLAND MENTEES & MENTORS

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Alice Ramsey​

BBC Writers Room Development Producer

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Bruna Capozzoli

Filmmaker & Digital Specialist

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Cat Marshall

Production Supervisor,

WARP Films

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Claire Batchelor

Composer TV

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Emma Yap

Scripted Development Executive TV

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Gilberte Phanor

Graphics Editor and Producer

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Helen O'Donnell

Head of Development, BBC Studios Talent Works

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Janice Okoh

Playwright

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Jemma Parish

Senior AP, TravelMan

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Jenny Stimpson

TV Documentary Producer

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Kate Bennetts

Investment Director at Ingenious Media

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Mel Bezalel

Director of Development at RDF Television

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Rebecca Brown

Commercial Manager, BBC Studios

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Ruchika Tagore

Development Executive

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Ruth Mayer

TV Documentary PD

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Samantha Fray

Programme Manager,Beyond Bronte

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Serena Lloyd-Smith

Diversity and Inclusion – Network Specialist

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Sian Whomes

Head of Talent, Sony Pictures Television

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Suga Suppiah