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Gielgud Films are recruiting for a variety of roles as part of the Government's Kickstart Scheme

Gielgud Films are recruiting for the following roles: 

  • Storyboard Artist

  • Assistant Animator

  • Assistant Film Editor

  • Assistant Screenwriter

  • PR and Social Media Assistant

Information: 

  • 6 month work placements from 21 June 2021.

  • Run through the Government’s Kickstarter scheme.

  • Open to film school graduates or industry experienced.

  • Candidates must be 16-24 years old and on Universal Credit.

  • Onsite in Sussex based office or work from home option.

For further information please email Gielgud Films using the button below. 

Watch 'Under the Spotlight' webinar, hosted by Marsh, 'Is mental health and wellbeing now business critical for the media industry?

Webinar Replay: Is mental health and wellbeing now business critical for the media industry?

Marsh hosted an “Under the Spotlight” webinar on Wednesday 21 April 2021 focusing on how you can support your employees and your organisation through the long term risks of the COVID pandemic.

The pandemic has undoubtedly impacted workforces in the media sector, resulting in increasing stress and anxiety as demands and pressures continue to grow. On the webinar, Lorna Feeney (Head of Mental Health at Marsh) and Carl Chapman (Client Director at Marsh Mercer Benefits) provided insights into the impact of mental ill health and how to manage mental health in the workplace.

A replay of the webinar is available here.

If you would like more information, please contact Juliet Birrell at Marsh using the button below. 

FilmPride Film Festival offering 50% Discount on Submission Fee

FilmPride, Brighton & Hove Pride’s official LGBTQ+ film festival, are offering WFTV members a 50% discount on the submission fee. The code is FP502021

Job Opportunity: Training and Talent Development Manager 

BIFA is recruiting a part time Training and Talent Development Manager to lead development and delivery of BIFA’s industry training programmes. They will deliver Springboard, BIFA’s year long programme of training and support to first time writers, directors and breakthrough producers who have been longlisted by the Awards, BIFA’s pioneering unconscious bias training for voters and the wider screen industries, and will also lead development of new training offerings in response to changing industry needs.

We are looking for someone who has experience in developing and nurturing creative talent, especially from under-represented groups.

BIFA is at the heart of the UK independent film industry and this role will support the emerging talent BIFA recognises and the industry more widely.

Start date: c. 21 June

Hours / Terms: Part time (75% of full time)

Salary: c. £26,250 per annum, pro-rata, depending on experience and location (FTE £35,000 pa)

Working pattern: Due to regular industry events, the role requires working occasional evenings and weekends. The BIFA team is working remotely for the foreseeable future. The role is usually based in central London but remote and flexible working is possible. 

Access: Please contact us if you need this information in a different format or have other access needs.

Application deadline: 7 May

Interviews: 10-14 May

Job Opportunity: Development Producer Role

AFRO-MIC PRODUCTIONS are expanding their development team. They're looking for a dynamic development producer with proven experience in motivating and managing development teams, hitting tight development deadlines and building a strong fact/ent slate. Experience of formal development is a must. 

***We're Belfast based but currently working remotely, so open to all applicants from anywhere in the UK***

Key Responsibilities:

- Managing a busy schedule of commissioner meetings, multiple channel initiative directives, and the day-to-day running of the development team

- Developing new ideas primarily in the factual entertainment and daytime space

- Overseeing multiple funding development projects

- Staying up-to-date with the latest briefs and commissioning steers

- Running fun, productive brainstorms that motivate our growing team

- Working alongside the MD in managing relationships with commissioners, talent and agents 

Application deadline: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Afro-Mic Productions is an equal opportunities employer. 

Please note that only successful applicants will be contacted for a Zoom interview

WFTV Member Elisabeth Felson is looking for an Exec Producer/ Mentor 

While Elisabeth's Award Winning documentary is touring festivals worldwide, she is in pre-production for her next film. She is looking to collaborate with an Exec Producer / Mentor who will have a liking for strong cinematography and Environmental themes. Contact: steppenwolvesfilms@gmail.com

Member Discount for The Mandy Network

The Mandy Network is the #1 jobs platform for actors, performers, filmmakers and production crew. It’s free to join the network and all new Mandy members get 30 days FREE trial of their Premium Membership.

 

Already a Mandy member? WFTV members can access an exclusive discount on their Premium Membership. Hit the upgrade button to get Premium Membership with up to 25% off.

 

Actors get a 20% discount on your Annual Membership with code 2017 or 25% discount on your monthly membership with code 1789.

Production Crew get a 25% discount on your Annual Membership with code 2712 or your monthly membership with code 7404.

If you have any questions about the discounts of anything else to do with Mandy Network membership, give the Mandy team a call on 0207 288 7404.

 

Looking for cast and crew for your next project? Post a job for FREE with Mandy and access a database of 2.6 million creative professionals worldwide.

Partner discount for the next HERlarious Event

Catch the next online HERlarious event on Thursday 29 April over two different time slots, midday and 18.00 - and Funny Women are very kindly offering WFTV members discount for the HERlarious PowerUp event. 
 
Humour is essential for making an impact in the workplace and public life so here’s an opportunity to PowerUP with leading comedy community, Funny Women. This is part of the organisation’s popular HERlarious programme of interactive online events blending workshops, networking, discussion, entertainment and inspiration.
 
Ticket price £15 plus VAT and booking fee - you can get £5 off using code ‘Partner_PU’ using booking link here

Under the Spotlight webinar with Marsh

Is mental health and wellbeing now business critical for the media industry?

The pandemic has undoubtedly impacted workforces in the media sector, resulting in increasing stress and anxiety as demands and pressures continue to grow.

Marsh will be hosting an “Under the Spotlight” webinar on Wednesday 21 April at 11:00am focusing on how you can support your employees and your organisation through the long term risks of the COVID pandemic.

 

Lorna Feeney (Head of Mental Health at Marsh) and Carl Chapman (Client Director at Marsh Mercer Benefits) will be presenting and providing insights into the following:

  • Mental health and COVID.

  • Impact of mental ill health. 

  • Law, financial, business and moral reasons.

  • How to manage mental health in the workplace.

  • Why address mental health?

  • How you can use your wellbeing and benefit programmes to manage your people risk post COVID.

  • Tips for Risk and HR functions to collaborate and drive value and cost efficiency from employee insurance and benefit programmes.

  • How to ensure employees are supported, helping them to improve their health, engagement, productivity, and morale, as we move to the ‘new normal’.
     

If you are interested in attending and asking key questions on mental health in the workplace, then please register below. 

Should you have any further questions, please contact your local Marsh representative or Lorna Feeney.

 

Date: 21 April 2021
Time: 11:00 – 11:30 (BST)

Roles at discover.film

Discover film, a global short content streaming platform, film distributor and run one of the largest short film festivals in the world; is looking for a smart, self-motivated and enthusiastic, well organised, creative person to join their content team.


It’s a varied, entry-level role that includes everything from poster design, social media, event organising, film sourcing, production and working with clients.


You’ll need basic photoshop and Microsoft Office skills. Confidence in copywriting, basic editing and basic tech skills would also be useful, as would additional languages and a passion for short film.


They are looking for someone to start initially 2+ days a week from home - building to a full time position over the next few months. When restrictions lift, they will return to their London offices in Somerset House, although there will be opportunity to work remotely.


They would consider job share or splitting the full time role into several part-time positions. They would also like to talk to an organised admin person looking for a part time role - possibly widening to a full time role in the summer.


Finally, if neither of those roles suit you but you still love short film - why not contact us about becoming a film watcher - what could be better than being paid to watch films?


If you are interested in any of the roles or would like more details please send a letter together with short CV to: Jaine@discover.film

Underscore Studios - Social Media Co-ordinator

Part of the Kickstart Initiative.

Candidates must be between 16-24 and on Universal credit.

Employer: Underscore Studios

Role: Social Media Co-ordinator

Special Features: Opportunity to visit/work on film production set from June if desired.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and write digital newsletters and social media content.

  • Create new, fresh digital content aimed at audience of young actors and film makers.

Experience: 

  • Good writing skills (to produce a regular newsletter). 

  • Use of social media to increase engagement. Especially Twitter and Instagram.

  • Creative, entrepreneurial approach.

  • Able to demonstrate portfolio of work.

  • Desirable: interest in films, film making, diversity (the June film is about working-class issues)

Desirable:

  • Interest in films

  • Film making

  • Diversity (the June film is about working-class issues)

This is a new company that is building from the ground up and the role offers a unique opportunity to be part of its growth.

Hours: Circa 25 hours per week

Rate of pay: National Living Wage.

Student looking for film industry professionals to interview

Hello all!

 

My name is Georgia, and I am a third year student at Bath Spa University, studying Film and Television Production.

 

For one of my final assignments, I have to write a research report based upon an industry topic of my choosing. The topic question I am looking to explore is ‘In What Ways Has The 2017 ‘Me Too’ Movement Impacted Women Working in the Film Industry?’ 

 

An element of this project is to carry out one or two interviews with Film Industry professionals, who can help shed light and offer some insights from their job roles and experience surrounding this topic. I believe WFTV is going to be a highly beneficial resource for my project, and would love the chance to chat with one of the members, who ideally, has also worked in fim.

 

This interview would be held and recorded over an online video call and would take around half an hour. It can be an informal chat and I will ask a few prompt questions surrounding your links to the industry and your involvement with WFTV. As mentioned, I am looking for someone with links to film only. However, I am open to hearing all sorts of experiences from women working in the industry and why they believe WFTV is a powerful resource.

 

If this is something you feel you could help me out with, please feel free to drop me an email with a little bit about yourself and how you could help. As please feel free to ask me any questions! Thank you!

Job Opportunity: Production Manager

WFTV Member, Martina Russo, is looking for a Production Manager.  

 

The short film is called "Make Me a King" and it was awarded the latest Pears Short Film Fund at UK Jewish Film. It is the story of Ari, a non-binary Jewish person who performs as a drag king, following in the footsteps of one of the first Jewish proto-drag kings, Pepi Littman. Ari's parents feel alienated by their gender presentation and their performances, but Ari still tries to connect with them over their shared traditions and their father's love for Pepi. 

 

We currently have a budget of £13.5k. We are aiming to shoot at the end of June, or possibly start of July for three or four days. We are looking for a production manager who will be there on the shoot and who can support the producer and the director ahead of the shoot, with finding locations, drawing contracts etc - and has experience of working on very small budgets. We can offer a flat fee of £800.00. 

 

The team currently includes writer Natalie Arle-Toyne, director Sofia Olins and producer Martina Russo and Claudia Marinaro. We're also working with a number of consultants including drag kings Lucy Jane Parker (aka LoUis CYfer) and Ashleigh Lobe (aka Rabbi Schmeke). 

 

You can find a bit more about the film here: https://www.gscene.com/news/make-me-a-king-wins-2021-for-pears-film-fund/ 

Plimsoll Productions is recruiting for a Business Affairs Executive

Plimsoll Productions is looking for a media lawyer with TV experience to join the team and support the legal and business affairs operations across the group. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be responsible for delivering high quality legal and business affairs advice to both senior management, productions and external clients (globally).  You will need relevant experience gained within a media law firm, or a fast paced media company. You will have some knowledge of TV development, production and distribution. An understanding of the fast-moving world of digital and television rights would be helpful and it goes without saying that you will have a genuine interest in and passion for this industry. Salary in line with experience.
 
Experience
You are an experienced and qualified production lawyer. You have proven commercial negotiation, drafting and compliance experience and excellent understanding of copyright law and ownership rights. It is essential that you have outstanding attention to detail, the ability to manage a demanding workload and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Plimsoll is headquartered in Bristol

Applications to: Will.brown@plimsollproductions.com
Closing date: Friday 30 April 2021

Funding collaboration for documentary

Candice Earle-Hutton, a WFTV member, filmmaker and director of Shout for Joy Productions, has finished production on a feature length documentary titled Miracles and Martyrdom which explores the phenomenon of miracles and religious persecution and hears from a diverse range of contributors.

To complete post production and distribution costs, Candice is looking for funding - if you are interested in collaborating with funding on this project, please contact candice@shoutforjoy.co.uk

Job Opportunity: BFI NETWORK  TALENT EXECUTIVE

Location: Midlands based (Home working until restrictions are lifted)
Hours: 37.5 (Includes flexible working some evenings and weekends)*
Salary Grade: Grade 2 (£32,600)
Deadline: 12pm (noon), 6 April 2021
Start date: 3 May 2021

Broadway is looking for an engaging, collaborative, and passionate film-lover to become their new BFI Network Talent Executive. Based in the Film Hub Midlands team, the role acts as an advocate for the region’s film talent and connects the Midlands' diverse and dynamic range of filmmaking voices with funding and development opportunities.

Job Opportunity: Programme Co-ordinator

Screen Yorkshire is looking for a great communicator with strong organisational skills and interest in the creative industries to provide programme support for our creative team.

Contract Term: 2.5 days per week, 24 month contract
Salary: £20,000 pro rata

Applications close: 25th April 2021, 17.00

To apply for this role, please review the Job Specification below, then send your CV,  covering letter and diversity monitoring form to Screen Yorkshire’s Talent Development Manager, Jo Schofield. 

Job Opportunity: BIFA Awards & Events Administrator

BIFA is recruiting a full time member of staff to join its team. The Awards & Events Administrator will support the entry, viewing and voting process for the Awards, coordinate BIFA’s Board and committees, as well as helping coordinate and manage other aspects of BIFA’s industry activities and broader strategy. They will work closely with the Awards & Marketing Manager and Awards & Programming Manager.

We’re looking for someone who is a skilled and efficient administrator and who is able to manipulate large amounts of detailed information quickly and accurately under pressure. The success of the awards depends on its processes being managed efficiently and accurately; we are looking for someone with a flair and affinity for coordinating intricate and complex projects. 

BIFA is at the heart of the UK independent film industry and this role will support the awards process and expanding programme of support for independent filmmakers, so a passion for independent film would be a plus.

We welcome applications from all, but are especially keen to receive applications from those in groups currently under-represented within the workforce in the film industry.

Start date c. 31 May 2021

Salary: £20,000 – £22,000 per annum, dependent on experience and location (minimum of UK Living Wage / London Living Wage)

Key Responsibilities: 
 

  • Administration of the entry and voting process

  • Preparing papers for, administering and minuting BIFA’s Nomination Committee, Event Committee and Board

  • Assisting in the running of all BIFA events throughout the year

  • Assisting the BIFA directors with tasks and activity including (but not limited to) compiling debrief reports, creating evaluation reports, creating sponsorship decks etc

  • Assisting the Talent Development & Training manager with preparation of materials for BIFA Springboard and Unconscious Bias sessions

  • Providing general administrative support to the BIFA team, including maintaining the BIFA websites, answering email and phone queries etc
     

Essential Skills, Abilities & Knowledge:
 

  • Organisation, administration and attention to detail: these are the most important aspects of this role.

  • Time management and multitasking - and a calm head under pressure.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills 

  • Proficiency in the following software / programmes: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, WordPress


Closing date for applications: 11 April 

Interviews will be held 21-23 April

Call out: WFTV Member, Anna Southgate, is looking for thoughts and suggestions around violence towards women in scripts 

How do we convey the reality of women’s stories on screen without perpetuating the depiction of women as victims? What constitutes ‘gratuitous’ violence?

 

As a Script Editor I have read too many scripts that include gratuitous violence towards women - from new and experienced writers, both male and female. So insidious is the problem that we barely register these images as the drama unfolds - the legs of the dead woman spilling out of the dumpster in the background, the naked teenage girl running through the forest. But we’ve all seen them, over and over. They are so normalised on our screens.

 

And it’s not simply a question of the brutality we see, but where the emotional core of the story lies. Is the use of violence towards women a ‘plot device’ or to spice up the drama? Is the focus on her suffering or that of her family, or is the brutality towards the female character used to engender sympathy towards the male protagonist - To show how terrible it must be for him that his wife/girlfriend/mother/daughter was murdered/raped/abused?

 

‘Gratuitous’ is difficult to quantify because it is contextual. Yet we need to be asking the right questions so that writers, producers and commissioners can stress-test scripts. As an industry we have a responsibility when it comes to the stories we tell. The Bechdel Test asks a set of questions that measures the representation of women in fiction. Surely we can find a set of questions to help us weed out the depiction of gratuitous violence towards women on our screens? But what should these questions be?

 

I would welcome your thoughts and suggestions. The aim is to collate them and create a useful guide for everyone. 

Job Opportunity: Senior Manager, Material Servicing, Endeavor Content

Endeavor Content is seeking an experienced Senior Material Servicing Manager to lead the materials team and oversee all servicing for the international sales team.

 

The successful candidate will work strategically with EVP and other department heads to improve our business across all areas of material tech, localization, customer service, storage, lab relations, reduction of costs; Oversee and manage all localization and delivery tasks as required to service licensing agreements, co-productions, and pre-sales etc.

Applicants must have previous experience working in a production, materials, trafficking role. In-depth knowledge of the process of television production and post-production, experience of using sales systems is essential, as is extensive hands-on experience of the production of drama and factual series for television.

In-depth knowledge of broadcast digital technological formats (as well as satellite and tape delivery), non-linear editing skills and experience of Final Cut Pro X is vital.

Please Note

  • This is a permanent role and will be based at Chiswick Business Park, London.

  • Working hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

  • Occasional travel to the Stockley Park office will be required.

  • Some unsociable working hours may at times be required to meet business deadlines.

WFTV member discount to the gin kitchen

To celebrate International Women's Day and WFTV's The House, our sponsor The Gin Kitchen are offering WFTV members an exclusive 10% discount in their online shop with the promo code 'wftv' (all in lowercase). 

Business Analyst paid Internship

ANTON is a fast-growing content platform focused on creating, financing, and distributing films and TV series is recruiting for a Business Analyst Internship.

 

ANTON has produced and/or financed more than 375 titles since its inception, alongside major entertainment companies including Studiocanal, BBC Studios, Newen Content, Federation Entertainment, The Searchers, Elevation Pictures, Searchlight Pictures, STX Entertainment, Scott Free, Netflix and See Saw Films.

 

The Role

Looking for an ambitious individual with the potential to convert to a full-time role after 6 months. The role will primarily focus on assisting the Investment Team with research and administrative tasks, as well as taking ownership of several end-to-end processes within the organisation. We are looking for someone hungry to learn and to help our organisation scale and optimise processes.

For more information, email pengels@antoncorp.com

Call out for documentary

WFTV Member Martina Russo is reaching out on behalf of Unleyek, a newly developed, female-run production company in London, specialising in documentaries. 

 

Unleyek is currently developing a documentary to tell the stories of those who have been mistreated in the film industry, where creatives have not been granted the credit they deserve for their work and how the regulations in place are not fit to support those that need it the most, allowing many to take advantage of the system. 

 

Still in the early stages, but they would love your help in reaching your members / followers to see if they have experienced this kind of injustice. And they are not making any stories public without permission from those involved.

 

If you faced injustice and you would like to share your experience, please email info@unleyek.com 

Animator needed for a charity short film

Looking for quotes and a sense of workflow/ process to commission a series (4-6) of educational, engaging, animated videos aimed at 9-11 year old children and lasting about 3 minutes each.

 

This is to support a small charity with ambition that focuses on teaching financial education to primary school children in the U.K. Please contact mbkoppenberg@gmail.com if interested to find out more. 

NFTS courses starting

NFTS Scotland delivers a range of courses, forthcoming courses include an Introduction to VFX online short course, starting 22nd March. For further information please visit: https://nfts.co.uk/nfts-scotland

Shooting PD's and Shooting APs/DV Directors 

Giving Back Productions Company, a non profit company in Toronto, Ontario Canada, is launching a film festival for girls/ young women 11-18 October. The film festival will be entitled The XX Film Festival.  Canada is looking for female comedic storytellers to coach a two-hour workshop for two days.
 
The aim of the workshop is for girls/ young women to be coached on the basic concepts of comedic storytelling on 3 & 4 August 2021 and will pay  $800.00 CDN. 
 
They are also looking for a woman to lead a workshop/webinar on dramatic storytelling- the basic concepts. This will be for 16 and 17 October 2021. This will be for 2 hours per day and will pay $800.00 CDN. 

If you are interested, please email tanyamarielee1@gmail.com.

Watch: The Present

Oscar and BAFTA nominated short filmThe Present is a powerful and realistic fiction film motivated by the tragedies endured by the Palestinian people. The story follows a father and daughter setting out on a shopping trip for an anniversary gift in the West Bank, and the challenges they encounter along route surrounding the Palestine-Israeli conflict.

 

Director: Farah Nabulsi

Writers: Farah Nabulsi, Hind Shoufani

Stars: Saleh Bakri, Mariam Kanj, Mariam Basha

Synopsis: On his wedding anniversary, Yusef and his young daughter set out in the West Bank to buy his wife a gift. Between soldiers, segregated roads and checkpoints, how easy is it to go shopping?

Trailer link for download, here

Film now available on Netflix, here