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JUNE 2022 events

Special Opportunity: Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Interview with Sophie Hyde, Director
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande Interview
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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.

Conversation with Friends
Tackling the Skills Gap: Cross-Industry Panel
Tackling the skills gap
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.

Network like a ninja
Roya Eslami
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.

Everything I Know About Love: Q&A with the team behind the series
China Moo-Young | Director

Surian Fletcher-Jones | Executive Producer

Jo McClellan | Commissioning Editor, BBC Drama
Simran Hans | Writer and film critic

Watch back this conversation with Director China Moo-Young (Pennyworth, Harlots) and Executive Producer Surian Fletcher-Jones (We Are Lady Parts) and Commissioning Editor for BBC Drama Jo McClellan  of the BBC series Everything I Know About Love.

Created and adapted for screens by Dolly Alderton, the series is based on her internationally bestselling memoir of the same name. Set in a 2012 London house-share, with flashbacks to suburban adolescence in the early noughties, the series is an unflinching deep dive into bad dates, heartaches and humiliations and begs the question: can platonic love survive romantic love as we grow up?

The team behind the series discussed their roles in making the series, their journey from commission to production and bringing the story to screens.

founding a production company
Founding a Production Company, with industry experts Soleta Rogan and Nicola Shindler OBE
Soleta Rogan | Managing Director and Executive Producer, Rogan Productions         
Nicola Shindler OBE | Executive Producer and Chief Executive, Quay Street Productions
Katie Bailiff | CEO, WFTV

Want to know how to set up your own indie? WFTV’s own Katie Bailiff talked to Soleta Rogan and Nicola Shindler OBE, founders of successful independent production companies, Rogan Productions and Quay Street Productions. 

Find out about the different models of starting up a production company, growth and sustainability, defining your USP, how to nurture talent, developing ideas and how to form commissioner relationships. You’ll hear about the panel’s own experiences and the challenges they have faced.

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