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JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2024 events

NYAD: Q&A with Annette Bening
Speakers:
Annette Bening  | Actor
Wendy Mitchell| Film Critic & Journalist

WFTV members were invited to this online Q&A for NYAD, directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, starring Annette Bening and Jodie Foster. We were joined by Annette Bening for the online Q&A. 
NYAD is available to watch on Netflix. 

Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget: Q&A with the Filmmakers

WFTV members can watch back this online panel discussion for Chicken Run: Dawn Of The Nugget. The panel consisted of Screenwriter Rachel Tunnard, Producer Leyla Hobart, Additional Sequence Director Suzy Fagan Parr and Puppets Team Leader Anne King and moderator Ria Hebden.
 

Writers’ Group: Set Your Writing Intentions for 2024

January’s Writers’ Group is an opportunity for you to think about your writing intentions for the year – what you want to achieve and what you can do to get there. It’s a chance to set your own writing goals for 2024.


Host Christina Pickworth provided inspiration on setting your goals for the year in your writing and sharing a range of tips. From putting together your own slate of work and the secrets to pitching successfully, to building your profile and approaching agents and production companies.

If The Streets Were On Fire: Q&A with Director Alice Russell and Producer Julia Nottingham

WFTV members can watch this online discussion with Director Alice Russell and Producer Julia Nottingham on their recent award-winning documentary, If The Streets Were On Fire. The Q&A was moderated by Ashanti Omkar.

Truelove: Q&A with the Team Behind the Series

Watch this online panel discussion for the Channel 4 series, Truelove. The panel included actor Lindsay Duncan, director Chloe Wicks, and executive producers Petra Fried and Charlie Langdell.

Meet the Producer: Studio Features with Alexandra Derbyshire

In this strand of WFTV events, members are invited to Meet the Producer. This session features our host and fellow producer Michelle Stein in conversation with Film Producer, Alexandra Derbyshire.


Michelle and Alexandra discussed Alexandra’s career path, along with any current trends she’s noticing within the industry, and insights on funding and developing projects.

Fast Track to Fearless with Tracy Forsyth: Handling Difficult Conversations

Why are difficult conversations difficult?  Normally, it’s because of the emotion attached.  Many people dread difficult conversations or would run a mile in the opposite direction.  Instead, let’s learn how to approach, tackle and have a difficult conversation in a positive, productive and purposeful way.  Join this session if you want to learn how to approach difficult conversations fearlessly.


This 'Fast Track to Fearless' event with Tracy Forsyth, focuses on Handling Difficult Conversations.

Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Lauren Sequeira

Watch back this conversation with host Christina Pickworth, with writer Lauren Sequeira who discussed her journey into the industry and career so far and creating her new BBC3 supernatural thriller Domino Day. Lauren offered a behind the scenes insight to the making of the series, sharing her experience of balancing the roles of writer, showrunner and executive producer on the show.

Wonka: In Conversation with Special Effects Supervisor Hayley Williams

Watch this  conversation with Wonka Special Effects Supervisor, Hayley Williams
 

Gassed Up: Q&A with Cast Members from the Film

Watch back this Q&A panel discussion with cast members Mae Muller, Rawdat Quadri and Jelena Gavrilovic, of upcoming feature, Gassed Up. The Q&A was moderated by producer of the film, Hester Ruoff

Fast Track to Fearless with Tracy Forsyth: Creating A Personal Elevator Pitch

Do you have that classic one liner that perfectly sums up who you are, what you do and what your track record is?  No?  Do you find it hard to sell yourself succinctly and authentically?  Do you find it hard to summarise your talents into a key message? If so, this workshop is for you.  A personal elevator pitch is a career essential to use when networking, when introducing yourself to others or landing in interviews.  Watch Tracy Forsyth, Founder of www.fasttracktofearless.com who will take you on a step-by-step process to create your personal pitch.


This sixth session of 'Fast Track to Fearless' online event focuses on Creating A Personal Elevator Pitch.

The Dry: Q&A with Roisin Gallagher and the Creative Team Behind the Series

Watch this conversation with some of the creative team behind the second season of The Dry.


Bringing together creator and screenwriter Nancy Harris, Element producer Emma Norton and lead Roisin Gallagher, the panel discussed the series returning for a second season and sharing a behind the scenes insight to the making of the production.


The Dry season 2 is available to watch on ITVX.

Meet the Producer: Live TV with Funmi Olutoye

This session feature sour host and fellow producer Michelle Stein in conversation with lTV Daytime Producer Funmi Olutoye.


Michelle and Funmi discussed Funmi’s career path, along with any current trends she’s noticing within the industry, and insights on funding and developing projects.

Unscripted TV: Managing Difficult Material

WFTV members working in unscripted TV can watch back this workshop, where you’ll be introduced to a toolkit to help you manage difficult material whilst working on programmes with distressing or sensitive content.


The session acts as an introduction to what trauma is and may look and feel like in yourself and others. It will also touch upon why you, and your team, can be affected by working on traumatic content, what happens when you’re affected, and what basic steps you can take to protect yourself and others.

To Kill A Tiger: Q&A with Writer & Director Nisha Pahuja

Watch back this online Q&A with Nisha Pahuja, writer and director of Academy Award nominated documentary, To Kill A Tiger. 

In Conversation with Natalie Holt, composer (Loki, Obi-Wan Kenobi)

Watch back this online Q&A with Natalie Holt, a multi-award winning British composer who trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the National Film & Television School. She is the first woman to score a live action Star Wars project. 


Natalie discussed her process and work on projects including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Loki, Wallander, Paddington, Deadwater Fell and the award-winning BBC drama Three Girls

Casting Directing with Sophie Holland

Watch this conversation with one of the most exciting UK’s casting directors, Sophie Holland.

Sophie has worked across a number of successful TV & Film projects such as Netflix’s Wednesday, You and The Witcher to name a few. Whilst reflecting on her career, Sophie explored the casting process within Film & TV. She discussed any current trends she’s noticing within the industry, along with sharing her advice on auditioning and casting tapes. 

The Marlow Murder Club: Q&A with the Team Behind the Series

Watch back this online panel discussion for Drama and UKTV Play series, The Marlow Murder Club. The panel included actor Cara Hogan, executive producers Alison Carpenter and Debra Hayward, and Head of Drama at UKTV, Helen Perry. The Q&A was moderated by Emma Bullimore

Writers’ Group: In Conversation with Hania Elkington

Watch back this conversation with screenwriter Hania Elkington.


Hosted by Christina Pickworth, Hania discussed her journey into the industry and the creation of her original series Fifteen-Love, sharing a behind the scenes insight into the making of the show from idea to screen.

Extraordinary: Q&A with Writer and Lead Talent

Watch back this Q&A with some of the team behind Extraordinary, the British superhero comedy television series from Disney+. The conversation included writer and executive producer Emma Moran and lead cast Máiréad Tyers (Jen) and Sofia Oxenham (Carrie).

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