WFTV England Mentoring Scheme

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 2022 WFTV England Mentees

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Alison McCann 

VP, Legal and Business Affairs

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Anya Camilleri

Director, Screenwriter 
and content creator 

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Ashabi Ajikawo

Actor, Voiceover Artist, Founder and CEO

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Dani Rayner

Global Marketing Strategist 

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Denise Woods


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Helen Collins

Producer and Edit Producer

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Jackie Okwera


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Janet Overfield


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Janey Ayoade


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Josephine Brassey

Head of Entertainment Development

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Justine Potter

Head of Development

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KT Roberts


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Lynette Slight

Head of Post Production

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Polly Scates

Acquisitions Manager

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Rebecca Manley

Writer/Director Animation & Live Action

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Riffy Ahmed

Film Director, Writer
and Visual Artist

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Shelley Gill

Talent Manager

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Sophieclaire Armitage


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Stephane Alexandre 

Producer and Director

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Tali Walters

Genre Lead, Scripted


  • Akua Gyamfi | Founder, The British Blacklist

  • Denise Nurse | Chief Success Coach & Black Founders Hub

  • Emma Wakefield | MD, Lambent Productions

  • Helen Simmons | Writer & Producer, Erebus Pictures

  • Jane Millichip | Chief Content Officer, Sky Studios

  • Jane Villiers | Managing Director & Agent, Sayle Screen

  • Jane Zurakowski | Talent Executive, Production Management, BBC Studios

  • Jude Litnaitzky | Chief Creative Officer, Drama Republic

  • Karen Smith | MD, Tuesday's Child

  • Mandy Chang | Global Head of Documentaries at Fremantle

  • Nainita Desai | Composer and Producer

  • Nicki Sheard | CMO, BBC Studios

  • Nicola Daley, DOP & Lucy Price, Agent at Loop Talent

  • Peter Fincham | Co-CEO, Expectation

  • Rachel Job | SVP Non-Scripted Content, All3 Media

  • Sam Bickley | Executive Producer

  • Sam Hoyle | Executive Producer, Sky

  • Simon Vaughan | Executive Director, The Story Company

  • Sue Vertue | Television Producer, Hartswood Films

  • Tamara Howe | Director of Commercial & Operations, Naked

2021 WFTV England Mentees