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applications for 100% her mentorship scheme for female composers open now

Calling all female and non-binary composers - grow your creative and technical skills, build your network of professional contacts, bolster your portfolio and amp up your career in Production Music.

Universal Production Music in collaboration with She is the Music, a not-for-profit endeavouring to increase the number of women working in music, are now accepting applications for their 2022 mentoring scheme, 100% Her.

The Mentorship Scheme Overview:

  • Beginning in summer 2022 for a period of 6 months. 
     

  • Consisting of one-to-one sessions with your mentor for a total of 4 hours per month at a frequency and duration that suits you both.
     

  • Sessions could be all on Zoom, real-life, or a mix of both; again whatever works best for mentee and mentor.
     

  • Develop writing, production and mixing skills whilst writing to briefs from Universal Production Music.
     

  • Receive additional track feedback and development with the Production Department at Universal Production Music.

Deadline for applications is 20 June

Find out more and apply here.

Film London return to work scheme now open

We're delighted that the Film London Return to Work scheme has relaunched for it's forth iteration and this time focuses on the Production office - helping Production managers / Co-ordinators & others departmental co-ord’s back into work after a career break due to parenting, care-giving, illness or injury.

Participants will gain support, training and great job opportunities.

You don't have to be based in London to apply.

Find out more here.

Creative Talent invited to apply to FLEX Development Hub

Screen Yorkshire & SIGN, the Screen Industries Growth Network, have opened applications for a second year to FLEX - their ground-breaking development hub for creatives from across the UK, with a specific focus on Yorkshire & Humber talent. FLEX challenges the status quo of on-screen narratives and aims to explore storytelling ahead of the curve, fit for audiences in 2022 and beyond. Following its successful pilot, FLEX will provide an opportunity to generate ideas and develop stories in an inspiring and agile, platform neutral, space.

 

FLEX is developed in partnership with and provides a space for the best of the UK’s emerging creative talent to form agile storytelling partnerships. We are looking for writers, directors and producers to create strongly authored narratives that will continue to build Yorkshire and the Humber as a place of dynamic, authentic and fluid storytelling. We encourage individual applicants; existing writing duos may also apply together. 

 

Apply by midday 9th June at www.screenyorkshire.co.uk/flex-development-hub/

We are keen to encourage applications from those who may not have followed a traditional route into the screen industries or faced additional barriers accessing support and opportunities. Its fundamental goal is to work with talent that is inspired by the creative freedom afforded by FLEX and ready to innovate, to connect diverse stories with new audiences.

FLEX is delivered by Screen Yorkshire with funding from the Screen Industries Growth Network (SIGN).

WFTV Member Stills Photographer Available for Work

I'm a stills photographer currently based between Leeds and London, looking to connect with more producers, PMs and PCs, as I'm currently available for work.

 

I predominantly shoot stills and BTS for posters/marketing materials for low- and mid-budget scripted and documentary films. I've recently been working on several BFI, Doc Society and BBC-funded projects. Most notably I worked on the BIFA Longlisted 'Hanging On' (dir Alfie Barka).

 

You can check out my profile on the Film Stills Directory and my full portfolio.

 

I'd love to hear from you!

anastasia@arsentyeva.com

BIFA x Minute Shorts: British Talent Telling Global Stories event

Join BIFA and Minute Shorts next week for a very special event, celebrating the UK’s outstanding talent within the short film industry.

Date: 24 May 2022
Time: 18:30-20:45
Location: Genesis Cinema

The line-up includes short films nominated in BIFA’s Best British Short Film Award category, sponsored by BFI NETWORK.

The event will follow Minute Shorts’ celebrated format of a special opening performance, screening of 6 short films, followed by a panel discussion.

Learn more about the films, and book tickets here.

MISSION DIGITAL ARE HIRING A LOGISTICS COORDINATOR

Mission’s workshop is tasked with building most of our equipment used on productions big and small, and covers the gamut of DIT, Digital Dailies and Video Playback equipment. As such, it’s much more than a rental facility, this is the front end of where the digital workflow starts. With a strong ability to deal with complex logistics, often supporting projects shooting in remote locations, this job is well suited to someone who enjoys being hands-on, with some technical understanding of digital cinematography and workflows.

 

This role would suit someone who is happiest working with people, and will require regular communication with our clients, third party suppliers, our internal teams and the freelancers we support.

This role will be based at our West London office at Garden Studios, starting June/July 2022 or as soon as possible.

Find out more and apply here.

THE PITCH FILM FUND OPENS 1 JUNE 2022

The Pitch Film Fund exists to support emerging filmmakers. There’s a £50,000 production pot to make two films, plus training and development for entrants and finalists.

To start with, simply upload a two-minute video pitching your short film. It can be either a Comedy or a Drama, but it must be based on a Bible story, theme or book.

The top ten entrants will pitch in person to a panel of industry experts at The Pitch Final at the National Film and Television School in January. The judges will then choose one outstanding pitch in each category which will be funded from the £50,000 production pot, and made with The Pitch production team at Reel Issues Films.

Find out more here.

IMG PRODUCTIONS ARE hiring a NUMBER OF POSITIONS

Graphics Designer

Key responsibilities will include creating graphics, static and motion, for the live and non-live teams, maintaining house style across all content, liaising with producers and assistant producers for content creation, providing technical support for production staff in relation to graphics and video editing software, and managing archive duties. The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud suite, specifically After Effects, Premiere and Photoshop.  An interest in golf is an advantage.

Applications close 25 May at 11:59pm

Find out more and apply here.

Assistant Producer

We are searching for talented self-shooters and editors (“Preditor”) to join our Golfing World team at IMG Media, creating short and longform content for Discovery.  You DON’T need a degree or paper qualifications – what we want is someone who knows their way round the full Adobe creative suite, who loves telling stories and engaging viewers. This is a varied role that will allow you to learn and grow.  We will invest in your development, with regular training and expert content producers alongside you to bring out the very best of your ability.   As part of our team, you will be joining a fast-growing department with opportunities to gain experience on a wide variety of other productions.

Applications close 1 June at 11:59pm

Find out more and apply here.

Commercial Sales Lead

Story10, SNTV’s brand and federation services division launched in 2021. Using SNTV’s global footprint across multi-platforms, Story 10 acts as a video content distribution and production agency working with federations and major brand partners to help amplify their key messaging and drive audience. The Commercial Sales Lead plays a crucial role in Story 10 with the objective of securing new, and renewing existing, commercial partners to support the continued growth of the business.

Applications close 1 June at 11:59pm

Find out more and apply here.

Media Coordinator

An exciting opportunity for a dynamic, varied role. Reporting to the Media Manager, the Media Coordinator will be responsible for the effective management, distribution and storage of all incoming archive and media. The Media Coordinator will act as the first point of contact for all media related issues, will actively improve and maintain Branded Content workflows, offer support to Production Teams and provide data backups and synchronization. A key aspect of Media Coordinator will be to support production as a DIT on international location shoots several times a year, helping set up, ingesting and logging rushes and supporting edits and deliveries of programmes and commercials.  

Applications close 6 June at 11.59pm

Find out more and apply here.

CAKE ARE HIRING A Senior Development Executive

Senior Development Executive

CAKE Productions is looking for a Senior Development Executive to join our dynamic, supportive and collaborative team and lead the creative development of a number of projects from our diverse slate (with a core focus on animated series) from the earliest stages to pitch, financing and handover to production.

Find out more and apply here.

Conch Shell IntERNATIONAL Film Fest submission discount

Conch Shell International Film Fest is currently accepting short films written and directed by Caribbean Diaspora and Caribbean indie filmmakers and animators. Conch Shell Int'l Film Fest takes on Filmocracy.com August 26-28.  

 

In addition to screening films, hosting industry specific panel discussions, masterclasses and special screenings, we create opportunities for our selected filmmakers to make needed connections with peers and industry experts.

Our late deadline is June 3rd. As a special gift, we are offering WFTV members a 50% discount on submission fees.

 

To learn more about CSIFF2022 visit our website.

WFTV MEMBER LOOKING TO BUILD A FILM CREW FOR NORTH YORKSHIRE SHOOT

I was hoping to make some headway regarding film crews for my upcoming Get-Ready-to-Export Fashion docuseries.  I am interested in hiring the following:

 

  • One deputy director

  • 4 camera people with experience in filming reality tv or movies

  • Editor with experience in tv or movies

  • Sound expert

  • Lighting expert

  • Cinematographers

  • Fashion photographer

  • Distributor

 

Filming will be in July 2022 in North Yorkshire.  Any interested parties can reach me by email jfaal@sswomen.com 

DISCOUNT ON SUBMISSIONS TO CITY OF ANGELS WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL

The Third  Annual City of Angels Women’s Film Festival is a three-day live event screening outstanding features, shorts, and documentaries that women have played a substantial role in creating.

 

We will have an exciting panel of accomplished women in film to discuss their journey navigating the film industry. We celebrate diverse female stories both in FILM and SCRIPT format and we welcome you to send in your material. We look forward to serving the needs of our fellow filmmakers and writers in 2022.

 

We have offered WFTV members a 30% discount on their submissions with code: wftvukdiscount via: https://filmfreeway.com/coawff

Deadline: 1 June

Find out more here.

Senior Researcher or Assistant Producer wanted

Garden TV is seeking a Senior Researcher or Assistant Producer to work on a landmark documentary series about the first fifty years of the BBC.  The role requires strong journalistic skills and an interest in 20th Century history.
 
The role starts ASAP for 4 weeks with the potential to be extended.
 
The team value the diversity of our teams and as an inclusive employer want our workforce to reflect our wider society. We encourage applications from people from under-represented backgrounds.
 
Please send CVs and your availability with the subject title Centenary to dee.kahlon@thegarden.tv.

Female Directors needed for Premium Doc Series

Rare TV have been commissioned to make a Premium Doc Series for a major streamer and are looking for a director.

It’s a True Crime three Part Box Set, centring around a murder that gripped the nation in the 90s, featuring access to a legal team as they expose what could potentially be one of the biggest criminal miscarriages of justice in UK legal history.

If you're a director who has single or box set titles for the major streamers on your CV and would like to apply please send your CV to rory.wheeler@rare-tv.com

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS IS LOOKING FOR A TV SALES AND MARKETING CO-ORDINATOR (REMOTE/HYBRID - LONDON)

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team that produces and licenses Guinness World Records’ content around the world.

What’s the fastest game bird in Europe? This was the question that inspired the founding of Guinness World Records back in 1955. Starting with a single book published from a room above a gym, GWR has grown to become a global multi-media brand, with offices in London, New York, Beijing, Tokyo and Dubai. Today, we deliver world-class content, not just through books, but via TV shows, social media and live events. Whatever the medium, our ultimate purpose is to make the world a more interesting, fun and positive place.

Find a full job description and information on how to apply here.

WFTV MEMBER LOOKING FOR A PRODUCER

A WFTV member is looking for for a producer for a debut feature film called Medina, who will be able to help with raising funds, organising the casting, producing the proof of concept short.

For the full details of the project please find the Pitch Deck here.

If you’re interested, please send your portfolio to gyumelikova@gmail.com with the subject PRODUCER MEDINA

Career opportunity with emily man, financial planning advisor

I run a financial planning practise with over 200 clients, predominantly in the creative industries. I am looking to hire an advisor.

I was a producer and coach for twenty years, and started my new career when I realised that production does not go well with a family. When I started I had no experience as an advisor, or in financial services, so, please don’t be put off if you don’t have a background in finance. What I am looking for is someone who has a few years working in the creative sector who wants a real change. Here are a few key attributes:

  • Curiosity about people and a passion to help them

  • Ambition and drive to build a business

  • Attention to detail and a head for numbers

The position is employed with an initial six months (paid) training. After this you will be working from home, with 2 days a week in London (the working days / hours are flexible).

If you are interested and want to know more please email Elke Gostelow at e.gostelow@sjpp.co.uk.

WFTV MEMBER moya o'shea has written a film to be screened at animation film festival

WFTV member Moya O’Shea has written the screenplay for Mano Animation Studios’ ‘The Glassworker’ which joins the exclusive roster for the Work in Progress at France's Annecy International Animation Film Festival 13-18 June, 2022, the leading global get-together for all things animation.

Find out more here.

THE GARDEN TV IS LOOKING FOR A OFFICE & TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANT

We are looking for an experienced Office and Technology Assistant to start in June 2022.

The Office & Technology Assistant is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the company’s IT and equipment as well as organising the office to ensure efficiency. You should be a self-motivated, calm, approachable, reliable, discreet and flexible person, able to work independently with great attention to detail, but also thrive working as part of a team. The successful candidate will be able to hit the ground running and adapt to different situations and environments with a friendly and sensible attitude, willing to get their teeth stuck into anything that comes their way. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds.

Key Skills and Responsibilities

IT Skills:

• Setting up new starters including email accounts, computer logins, relevant access to cloud based servers across Microsoft Sharepoint and email accounts on smartphones
• Trouble-shooting of day-to-day IT based issues, and liaising with our IT partners to ensure the smooth running of IT services and network
• Maintaining company Outlook email distribution lists
• Ensuring that the printers are in good working order
• Maintaining and logging in-house camera equipment
• Occasional editing, pulling clips and cutting together tapes
• Uploading videos to Vimeo and other resource websites
• Keeping the company website and social media accounts updated with the latest production and corporate news
• Creating transmission cards and email banners for new upcoming productions
· Ensuring none of our films are being uploaded to YouTube or Dailymotion and being across takedown requests
• Managing company mobile phone contracts and suggesting cost efficient contracts for new users
• Managing company laptops and other devices

Reception/Office Skills:

• Coordinate the day-to-day running of the office, reporting to the Senior Executive Assistant
• Respond to external and internal telephone queries, including those from the public seeking information about projects or the company, resolving queries and/or passing them on to the appropriate department
• Ensure that the office is clean, tidy and impeccably organised
• Overseeing of the meeting room and equipment booking schedules
• Maintain and keep up to date logs of The Garden’s media library
• Responsible for overseeing some H&S procedures
• Assist staff and productions with tasks on an ad hoc basis

Key Skills and Attributes:

• High attention to detail
• Good at problem solving
• Able to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Flexible and pro-active approach
• Superb communication skills
• Strong decision-making ability
• Strong knowledge/interest of Mac & PC computers
• Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
• Strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite
• Experience of maintaining office and administrative systems and devising new systems and improvements to existing ones where appropriate.
• Previous knowledge of IT networks and systems
• Good working knowledge of camera kit
• It would be advantageous, but not essential, to have previous experience working in a TV company or within the media industry

Please email your application and CV to rhiannon.rosenberg@thegarden.tv

Closing date: 18th May 2022

Only successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

It is expected that the role will be based at our London office, but there may also be a requirement to work from home should the Government’s, The company's or ITV’s guidelines require it.

We prohibit discrimination of any kind, we are committed to the principle of equal opportunities for all employees and freelancers and actively work to provide them with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

SOUND RECORDIST WANTED for proof of concept shoot

Sound Recordist

 

I am a relatively new member of WFTV and currently self producing a project I have written called “FIT Girls”.

 

It’s a comedy/drama set in a women’s dance fitness class. I am shooting a proof of concept on Sunday 8th May, starring Sharon D Clarke, Anni Domingo, myself and more, and I'm looking for a female sound recordist.

To find out more please contact me at sarah.vevers@gmail.com

DIGITAL ORCHARD ARE HIRING A DATA IO OPERATOR

Data IO Operator – 6 month contract

Digital Orchard has an excellent opportunity for a Data IO Operator to join their expanding post and dailies department. This role is perfect for those who are technically minded, enjoy problem-solving and serves as an excellent entry point into the industry. Training and mentoring will be provided to grow technical experience and understanding.

What the job will look like:
• Assisting post and dailies department with both technical and admin tasks
• Training to become a Junior Dailies Operator
• Logging and handling incoming / outgoing data and physical media
• Creating LTOs and archiving
• Creating archive catalogues
• Learning how to set up projects for all relevant software
• Learning the basics of colour pipelines
• Provide a top rate customer service for all Digital Orchard clients
• Possible location work
• Other dailies duties as required

 

About you:
• An aptitude for technical problem-solving and ability to troubleshoot
• A very basic knowledge of software such as Resolve, Premiere and other NLE software, checksum software and office applications
• Self-motivated, loaded with common sense and resourceful
• Ability to report and solve any issues/requirements
• Shows initiative and capable of working without supervision
• Highly organised with a great attention to detail
• Good IT skills and knowledge of Macs preferred
• A friendly, motivated manner with a flexible and dedicated approach to work
• Able to commute reliably and flexibility on hours and working days, 40 hours working week within a 7 day period

 

What will you get from us?
• Room to grow and develop and training to move up into Dailies Operator roles
• An opportunity to be part of a company that works on some of the biggest film and high-end television titles.
• A friendly ‘non corporate’ style of working where each employee is highly valued for their unique contribution and skillset
• A happy, relaxed working environment in the countryside with fresh air, animals and plenty of opportunities to take a break in nature


Digital Orchard Values
• Teamwork - our best work is delivered when we share our skills and experience with each other
• Caring - we care about every project and treat it with the respect and time that it deserves
• Quality – we deliver the highest quality service to each and every customer
• Net Zero – we are committed in our pledge to become carbon neutral by 2023
• Action not words – we run the Digital Orchard Foundation which supports underrepresented groups in the film and television industry


Details of the role:
• Average 6 month fixed term contract – exact length dependent on production
• Salary: £18k - £21k PA depending on experience
• The Digital Orchard office is in the countryside near Chorleywood (HP8 4AX) – please ensure that you could easily travel to and work from the office.

 

How to apply:
Digital Orchard is an equal opportunities employer and our recruitment opportunities are open to everyone. However, we are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who are from groups that are underrepresented in the film and television industry. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about this, including requesting the data we have available on the make-up of the industry and our company. Please also feel free to contact us if you require an alternative application method, such as video or audio recording.


All applicants are asked to complete this equal opportunities monitoring form at the same time as submitting their application; if you choose to, via this form you can request a guaranteed interview if you have the essential skills we require and identify as being underrepresented in this industry or facing significant barriers in your career progression.

 

To apply, please send us your CV and a cover note, including relevant examples that demonstrate how you meet the personal specification and ability to deliver the main duties and responsibilities. Please be specific in your cover note about your interest in Digital Orchard and expectations of this role.


Send your email to: jobs@digitalorchardgroup.com

Renegade Pictures is looking for a full-time development AP/Producer

Development AP / Producer

 

Renegade Pictures (part of the WarnerMedia group) is looking for a full time AP / Producer to work in their development team.   

 

Focused on Factual Entertainment but branching out in all directions the ideal candidate will love to talk TV and is obsessed with small screen content, be that linear, digital or online.  Can you bring new twists on competition formats, access fascinating worlds ripe for TV exposure, pitch left-field reality ideas that make us gasp, offer solid takes on familiar, favourite subjects? 

 

Working in a small team you'll need to be able to originate fresh factual entertainment ideas and then bring those ideas to life with well written treatments and sizzle reels.  If you can cut your own material then great, if not you must be confident to script and oversee an edit.

 

The successful candidate will have opportunities to pitch and widen their commissioner contacts.

 

Skills in Photoshop or similar and the ability to confidently shoot are not essential but would be welcomed. 

 

Contract is for 6 months, start dates negotiable.

The role will require time spent in our London offices as well as time spend working from home.

 

Renegade Pictures welcomes applications from individuals from all backgrounds.    

 

Please send your CV and two examples of your written work to leon.wilde@renegadepictures.co.uk

Attend alison rayner's scam screening at theatr gwaun

Congratulations to WFTV member Alison Rayner whose first feature film, which she has written and co-produced, SCAM premiered on Saturday 7th May at Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard.

An initial public screening at Theatr Gwaun on Saturday 14 May will offer local audiences a sneak peek as the producers seek more opportunities to screen and stream SCAM internationally - you can get your ticket here.

WFTV MEMBER script consultant seeking collaboration

I am a freelance script consultant/script editor specialising in new and emerging talent (short films, first features, TV pilots). I have over ten years of experience as a short film programmer, supporting new and emerging talent in the UK and abroad. Until 2021 I was the Short Film Programmer of the Encounters Festival in Bristol, in charge of curating the festival’s UK and international competition. 

More recently, I have decided to use this experience to fully embark on my work as a script consultant and project assessor, working with organisations to assess filmmakers’ applications as well as offering 1:1 mentoring sessions with writers developing their scripts.

My recent collaborations include BFI Network, LIM (Less is More), Film Cymru, and Cannes Court Métrages 2022. I have also recently completed the John Yorke Story for Script Development course.

If you have a script you would like some support with, contact me at gaiameucci@gmail.com

Pocket Stories has a 25% off discount code on online courses for WFTV members

Pocket Stories has a 25% off discount code for WFTV members to use for their upcoming course: wftv25exclusive

 

This code will work sitewide for any upcoming courses. This code is not case-sensitive.

freelance sound mixers BBC NEWS networking opportunity

Are you a freelance sound mixer interested in making connections? Keen to learn about how things operate at BBC News?

To learn more please contact WFTV member Eve Anderson at eveyanderson@gmail.com 

Call out for female-identifying speaker for a StoryFutures Academy Virtual Production Introductory Lab in June 2022 

StoryFutures Academy (the UK’s National Centre for Immersive Storytelling) is looking for a female-identifying creative who has worked on a Virtual Production project to speak about their experience in one of our Virtual Production Introductory Labs. This is a paid job for 2 hours.

 

These labs are remote on Zoom so you can be based outside of the UK. Please contact event producer Bea Sutcliffe bsutcliffe@nfts.co.uk for more information and read more about our previous Virtual Production Introductory Labs here.

A FREE FIVE-DAY COURSE WITH VIRTUAL PRODUCTION OR REAL-TIME VFX PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITY

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th May 2022

Learn Unreal Engine for free and get the chance to take a paid placement with some of the best VFX film and TV studios in the UK!

Escape Studios and ScreenSkills are collaborating again to ensure the VFX industry gets the talent it needs, in the booming areas of real time and virtual production. As an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center, Escape Studios have produced this free Step Up To Unreal online course for experienced* artists wanting to upskill in Unreal Engine. Not only that - a selected number of successful participants on the course will have the opportunity to join a paid placement with a leading company over the summer.

Companies interested in offering placements to Step Up to Unreal attendees currently include: Framestore, Halon Entertainment, Garden Studios, Lux Machina, Dimension Studios, Untold, The Mill and Technicolor, and more are to be confirmed.

*Participants will need at least two years of proven professional experience.

This programme is supported by ScreenSkills as part of the BFI Future Film Skills programme using funds from the National Lottery.

 

Find out more and apply here.

the GARDEN PRODUCTIONS IS LOOKING FOR Line Producers, Production Managers, JPM’s, Production Coordinators and Production Secretaries

The Garden Productions is one of the UK’s leading production companies producing premium factual television for all the major broadcasters.  We are currently looking to bolster our already fantastic production management team and would love to hear from Line Producers, Production Managers, JPM’s, Production Coordinators and Production Secretaries who are interested in working with us.
 
We can offer flexible working and are a hugely supportive Senior Production Management team working mainly from our London office which is close to London Bridge station.  We have a number of opportunities starting immediately and over the summer. We pride ourselves on working closely with our editorial teams in order to produce the best programmes possible!
 
We offer competitive rates and are also looking to offer contracts of a minimum of six months and many roles come with a one year contract.  
 
We value the diversity of our teams and as an inclusive employer we want our workforce to reflect our wider society. We encourage applications from people from underrepresented backgrounds. 
 
Please send CVs and your availability with the role you are applying for in the subject title to Hopcv@thegarden.tv

WFTV MEMBER LOOKING FOR A PRODUCER

I am an established documentary director (www.emily-james.com), and this will be my first significant scripted project.

 

The film is a coming-of-age story of a young gender non-conforming pre-teen who is obsessed with forest mushrooms, not the least due to their amazing dynamic gender identities.

 

The ideal producer will have some experience with safeguarding youth cast members and even better if you’d previously produced a BFI funded short or similar.

Contact me to find out more at emily@emily-james.com

Invitation to join Channel 4 'Disability in TV' training courses

LBL Films is delighted to be working with Channel 4, FWD-Doc: Filmmakers With Disabilities and Deaf and Disabled People in TV (DDPTV) to deliver a programme of training sessions for UK industry about disability in TV. The sessions will include both presentation and interactive elements, real examples from TV & film industry situations, practical tips, insights and takeaways. The session for disabled talent will also include time for networking.

 

Accessibility: The sessions will be BSL interpreted and will have live captions available. Please contact priyanka@lblfilms.com if you have any questions or additional accessibility requirements.

Find out more here.

The Garden Productions is looking for a strong AP or Producer

The Garden Productions is looking for a strong AP or Producer to work on a new, high-profile, 4-part drama-documentary series.
 
Applicants must already have either valid NPPV Level 2 or 3 Police clearance, SC (Security Check) clearance or CTC clearance. Experience in complex access, documentary storytelling and compliance issues would be desirable.
The role is to start immediately for approximately 8-12 weeks. They welcome applicants interested in this role as a part-time position.
 
Please send CVs and your availability with the subject title ETEAM to dee.kahlon@thegarden.tv.

LOOKING FOR A DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER

WFTV Member Jane Paul-Gets is looking to find Director and Producer to work with me as the writer on her debut film script. She's looking for the right team to really create a strong vision for the film. Would WFTV have any Director and Producer members who might be interested?

 

The script has had very good/positive feedback from experienced professionals. The film is about love, loss and longing.  Drama/Sci-Fi. It’s about different realities and what you would do for the people you love.
 
She has a DOP/Cameraman (with high quality kit) and an award-winning film/TV composer on board.  

If you are interested, you can contact Jane on jane@janepaulgets.com

documentary executive produced by wftv award winner ANNA HALL aired on bbc one monday 28 march

Beyond Reasonable Doubt: Britain’s Rape Crisis aired on BBC One on Monday 28th March.

Panorama is on the frontline with Derbyshire Police to investigate why only one percent of reported rapes in England and Wales results in a conviction. For more than 18 months, the film follows five people who’ve reported rape, and the detectives investigating their cases as they journey through the criminal justice system. They include “Sam” who says she was raped by a stranger after a night out, and two sisters who say they were repeatedly raped by their father as children and whose case has already been turned down by the Crown Prosecution Service.

Executive Producer Anna Hall won the Envy Best Producer Award at the WFTV Awards 2021.

INVITATION TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY ON WORK CULTURE IN the UK media industry

Nottingham Trent University student Nathan Sequeira is currently planning on making an informative short film about the current treatment of women in the UK media industry.

He has produced a short and completely anonymous survey that asks about working conditions for women in film, television and more, and is looking for responses that will feed into his larger project.

Take part in the survey here, and if you have any questions please contact him at nathan.sequeira2019@my.ntu.ac.uk

WFTV Member Nancy bishop is releasing her third book, AUDITIONING FOR FILM AND TV; A POST #METOO GUIDE

WFTV member Nancy Bishop, CSA, is an award -winning casting director, who works internationally from offices in London and Prague. She is a founding member and former President of the Casting Society of America’s (CSA)  European branch.

Auditioning for Film and Television is a must-have guide, written from the perspective of a casting director and offering actionable advice on audition technique, scene analysis, online casting and social media. Since the first edition was published in 2009, this practical workbook has helped countless actors learn the craft of auditioning for screen. Owing to the seismic changes within the industry following on from the #MeToo movement and, of course, the impact of social media and ever-advancing technology, how auditioning and casting are conducted has radically changed.

Find out more here.

One stop jazz collective looking to connect with directors, producers, Music Supervisors and editors

One Stop Jazz Collective was created to fill a gap in the high end independent Jazz market by introducing top quality, one stop publishing and master recordings to the world of visual media. The collective is the brainchild of Ina Dittke and Andy Ross both of whom have long track records in their respective fields of live Jazz promoting and Film & TV music placements.

Find out more here.

WFTV member Fiona Lloyd-Davies is the Executive and Edit Producer on two-part series, People & Power: The Trial of Anwar Raslan

Studio 9 Films gains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the first high-profile Syrian war crimes trial of notorious colonel Anwar Raslan, accused of crimes against humanity in its new two-part series, The Trial of Anwar Raslan. The in-depth look at the landmark case, the first to deal with Syrian state torture at a senior level, was broadcast on Al Jazeera’s People and Power, January 12th 2022, 22.30pm GMT. The story is reported by Nina Donaghy and filmed on location in the UK and Western Europe.

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WFTV Member Julia-Maria Arnolds looking for a Producer

Julia-Maria Arnolds is looking for a producer for a fully funded short film to be filmed in May.

THE STORY

Jasmine has knocked on hundreds of doors, all over the UK.  With two addresses left on a paper, she still has hope to find her birth mother Jean, of whom she only has a name. When arriving in Edinburgh, she bonds with Singer-Songwriter William, who can't seem to play a particular song he wrote for his recently deceased mother. As the story unfolds we get to understand that Jasmine's need to find her mother becomes reflective of William's attempt to come to terms with his grief.

 

If interested please email jmarnolds89@gmail.com

Invitation to participate in a project looking at gendered ageing in the media industry

Hello, I am currently writing a book on this topic because, astonishingly, there’s almost no available research to draw upon, so it would be brilliant to hear the views and experiences of members of WFTV, either on email (through responding to three questions) or via a short Zoom interview.

 

While the views will obviously be your own, the experiences could either be yours or those of other women you know and of course, all testimonies will remain confidential and be anonymised in the book. If you have a bit of time to participate, please email me to get the ball rolling.

 

Best wishes. Karen Ross, Professor of Gender and Media, Newcastle University. Karen.ross@newcastle.ac.uk

WFTV Member and Trainee Script Editor looking to collaborate with new writers

WFTV member Hannah is looking to build experience in script editing having recently trained on John Yorke's Story for Script Development Course and read for several competitions and production companies including BAFTA Rocliffe, Studio21, The Forge Entertainment and Kudos

 

If any writer would like some notes on their draft, she would love and welcome some feedback on her notes: hbdrennan@gmail.com