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MARCH 2022 events

In conversation with the team behind Marvel Studios’ Loki 
 
Speakers:
Kate Heron | Director                    
Sophia Di Martino | Actor

Marvel Studios’ Loki features the God of Mischief as he steps out of his brother’s shadow in a new Disney+ series that takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. Tom Hiddleston returns as the title character, joined by Owen Wilson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Sophia Di Martino, Wunmi Mosaku and Richard E. Grant. 


We were joined by director Kate Heron and actor Sophia Di Martino, who brings to the screen the new character of Sylvie – a female Loki variant. They discussed their journeys into the industry and experience working on the series, sharing insight to their creative processes.

In conversation with the team behind Reframed: Marilyn Monroe
Speakers:
Sam Starbuck | Executive Producer and Showrunner  Karen McGann | Director

Grace Chapman | Director 
Helen O’Hara | Film Journalist

Reframed: Marilyn Monroe is a four-part CNN Original Series produced by Raw that revisits the extraordinary story of a girl who sprang from nowhere to become the most famous woman in the world. Narrated by Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain, it reveals a complex, fascinating woman who took on powerbrokers in Hollywood and courageously challenged the misogyny of 1950’s America, all while beating the odds to succeed in a man’s world. 


Hear Executive Producer and Showrunner Sam Starbuck and Directors Karen McGann and Grace Chapman, who were in conversation with film journalist Helen O’Hara discussing working with an all-female editorial team to uncover themes of feminism, sexuality and power in Monroe’s life, and the making of this new docuseries from idea to commission and production.

 
Meet the Commissioner (Factual): Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs, ITV
 
Speakers:
Tom Giles | Controller of Current Affairs, ITV              
Liz Tucker | Chair, WFTV

Have you got a fantastic idea for a ground-breaking documentary or series? Would you like to find out how to get your programme proposal commissioned?
 
WFTV Chair, Liz Tucker was in conversation with Tom Giles, Controller of Current Affairs at ITV who shared his thoughts about what makes great television and explain what you need to do to get that elusive commission.
 
Tom’s department is responsible for a wide range of shows Tonight, Exposure; Peston on Sunday; The Martin Lewis Money Show; On Assignment; The Kyle Files; Fraud Squad; Eat, Shop, Save; School Swap: The Class Divide and the documentary strand Exposure.

In Conversation with Clelia Mountford, Co-Founder of Merman
Speakers:
Clelia Mountford | Co-founder of Merman 
Katie Bailiff | Chair, WFTV

Watch back this conversation with Clelia Mountford, co-founder of Merman. 

Clelia discussed to her career journey to date, from producing radio comedies and dramas and theatre to moving to Head of Comedy at RDF prior to founding Merman. Clelia shared her experience of establishing an indie, offering insight to her day-to-day role as co-founder of the award-winning production company and tips for those considering setting up their own indie.
 

 
Writers’ Group with Nasreen Ahmed, Script and Story Executive, Hollyoaks
 
Speakers:
Tom Giles | Controller of Current Affairs, ITV              
Liz Tucker | Chair, WFTV

For this March’s Writers’ Group, host Christina Pickworth was in conversation with Nasreen Ahmed.


Nasreen has worked across script and story on continuing dramas such as Doctors, Eastenders and Coronation Street and is currently Script and Story Executive for Hollyoaks.


Nasreen shared her journey into the industry and offering insight to the writing and scripting process for Hollyoaks, from how writers who are interested in writing for the show can be considered to the development process for episodes.