Watch previous WFTV online webinars here

JUNE 2022 events

Special Opportunity: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Interview with Sophie Hyde, Director
Sophie Hyde| Director                 
Christina Pickworth
 | Agent at Imagine Talent. 

A special opportunity for WFTV members to watch an exclusive Q&A with Sophie Hyde, Director of Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, in conversation with host Christina Pickworth, Agent at Imagine Talent. 

In Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson (Love, Actually) embodies the candour and apprehension of retired teacher Nancy Stokes, and newcomer Daryl McCormack (Peaky Blinders) personifies the charisma and compassion of sex worker Leo Grande. As Nancy embarks on a post-marital sexual awakening and Leo draws on his skills and charm, together they find a surprising human connection.

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. As part of this opportunity, WFTV members will receive a screening link to Good Luck to You, Leo Grande here.

Conversations With Friends: Q&A with the team behind the series
Leanne Welham | Director
Emma Norton  | Executive Producer, 
Element Pictures

Catherine Magee | Series Producer
Jeanie Igoe| Producer

Watch back this insider's look into BBC Three and Element Pictures’ Conversations With Friends
We were joined by Leanne Welham, Director, Emma Norton, Executive Producer, Element Pictures, Catherine Magee, Series Producer and Jeanie Igoe, Producer. The panel discussed their roles in making the series and their journey from commission to production.

Tackling the Skills Gap: Cross-Industry Panel
Heloise Beaton | Disability Lead, thinkBIGGER!                
Méabh O’Donovan | Head of NFTS Leeds
Kaye Elliott
| Director of High-end Television, ScreenSkills   
Samantha Rifkin | National Crew & Facilities Manager for the national screen agency Creative England.           
Lucy Price | MD, Loop Talent

Recent reports have revealed TV and film industry wide skills-related issues, coupled with the boom in UK productions, has increased the demand for talent and crew. This has created further challenges for both scripted and unscripted productions, from talent shortages to crew stepping up without support and training. 

With the increase of productions shooting across the UK and the demand for talent rising, what is being done to tackle the skills gap?

This solution focused panel brought together professionals from across the industry to discuss the current landscape and challenges facing the industry, as well as the key issues for hiring and retaining talent. They also highlighted upskilling and networking opportunities talent managers, production companies and freelancers can access to connect with talent and widen their networks.

Network like a Ninja with Tracy Forsyth 
Tracy Forsyth | Coach, Mentor and Director of Mentoring at WFTV

Join us for a workshop with Coach, Mentor and Director of Mentoring at WFTV, Tracy Forsyth, detailing top tricks and techniques, from working a room, to networking as an introvert, to networking online and coming up with a fool-proof 5 step technique that works in any networking situation.

Writers’ Group with Roya Eslami, Scripted Producer at Hat Trick and Hat Trick Mercurio
Roya Eslami  | Scripted Producer, Hat Trick             
Christina Pickworth | Agent, Imagine Talent

For June’s Writers’ Group, host Christina Pickworth was in conversation with scripted producer Roya Eslami talking through her journey into the industry and sharing insights on how she works with writers in her role at Hat Trick and Hat Trick Mercurio to develop scripts and projects.