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Wednesday 14th June, 6:30pm
NFTS SCOTLAND IS RECRUITING A GLASGOW-BASED DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
The National Film and Television School is an acknowledged global leader in the provision of postgraduate, high-level, creative and technical skills for the audio-visual industries. In just over 50 years the School has established itself as not only one of the world’s best film schools, but as a centre of excellence for television, and games design and development. It was honoured by BAFTA with the 2018 Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award, the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in 2017, and in 2022 it was granted its own postgraduate Degree Awarding Powers.
We are currently recruiting for a Development Manager for our NFTS Scotland national hub in Glasgow to support the design and delivery as well as business management of the course portfolio at NFTS Scotland.
The successful candidate will be a skilled relationship builder, with an entrepreneurial mindset. You will also have organisation and budgeting skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines. Experience in a film or television production environment is desirable.
For further information about this role and information on how to apply please visit https://www.nfts.co.uk/jobs
The closing date for applications will be 13th December 2023
Interviews will take place w/c 8th January 2024
Please note that we are unable to sponsor candidates for this role, so we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate their right to live and work in the UK. If you do not have the right to work in the UK, we will not be able to progress your application
At the NFTS, people are at the heart of what we do. We’re an inclusive employer and are committed to equality of opportunity, and building a culturally diverse workforce. We are committed to being an anti-racist organization and to increasing our representation of staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. We strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds.
CREATIVE UK HAS MULTIPLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Creative Enterprise Foundations
The Foundations programme is for early stage companies (usually less than 2 years old) working in moving image for storytelling, spanning film, television, games, immersive and Createch*. Companies should be based in England, have some track record and be ready to take their business to the next level. We encourage applications from those who are currently underrepresented in the screen industry.
*We can support applicants working in solely branded content, if the company retain the IP (Intellectual Properties) rights of the content they produce or are actively looking to move away from commercial work and form a creative arm of the business.
We are aiming for a balanced regional representation across England with at least 80% of businesses coming from the regions outside of London.
Application Deadline is Monday 4 December 2023 12pm.
Find out more and apply here: https://www.wearecreative.uk/support/creative-enterprise/foundations/
Creative Enterprise Scaling Up
Creative Enterprise are looking to recruit a cohort of up to 15 diverse screen businesses (this can include film/TV, games, immersive, Createch) who have the potential and ambition to scale their business. We encourage applications from those who are currently underrepresented in the screen industry.
The Scaling Up programme is only available to businesses based in England at the moment. If you are based in any of the devolved administrations (Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland), your application will be automatically declined.
We are aiming for a balanced regional representation across England with at least 80% of businesses coming from the regions outside of London.
Application Deadline is Monday 4 December 2023 12pm.
Find out more and apply here: https://www.wearecreative.uk/support/creative-enterprise/scaling-up/
ACTORS' CHILDREN'S TRUST - FUND FOR ACTORS WHO ARE PARENTS
The Actors’ Children’s Trust (ACT) funds actors who are parents. ACT pays for children’s activities, support for specialist educational needs and disabilities, kit, IT and lots more.
ACT may be able to make work more feasible by paying childcare costs of up to £600 per child per month, or the cost of seeing your family when you are working away from home. You don’t have to be on benefits. Gross household income (plus general savings over £6k) should total less than £45,000 in the last 12 months. Charity grants are not taxable and don’t affect benefits.
Send the confidential contact form on actorschildren.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. @ActorsChildren
WFTV MEMBER SEEKING A PRODUCTION OFFICE FOR FILM SHOOT
WFTV member, Michelle Brøndum, is working on a short film by debut director Raphael von Blumenthal, which seeks to encourage men to begin having some difficult conversations about their relationship with consent.
They are currently looking for a production office to shoot in on the 14th of January, and would love to hear if any members have a space that they could use for the day against a logo in the credts. They'd also love to hear from any crew and actors who might be interested in hearing more. Please contact email@example.com for more info.
GET INVOLVED IN 16 DAYS 16 FILMS ONLINE FESTIVAL CAMPAIGNING TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Join the campaign to end violence against women: raise awareness by spreading the word about these films and their stories - and in doing so, elevate and platform female filmmakers. It’s as simple as watching some brilliant short films, and sharing them with your friends, network and community to highlight the campaign to #EndVAW and join the movement.
16 Days 16 Films is an annual short film initiative supported by UN Women, UK Says No More, Voice of Change, the Geena Davis Institute, and the BFI. It empowers female filmmakers and platforms films which explore, emote, or educate about the many forms violence against women takes.
Inspired by the annual global campaign 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, 16 Films are selected from hundreds of submissions, and for every one of the 16 Days of the campaign (25 November - 10 December), one film is screened on their online platform.
Find out more:
BBC STUDIOS ARE HIRING A RUNNER BASED IN BRISTOL
BBC Studios Vacancy - Runner (Gardeners' World)
Contract- Various Fixed-term full-time contracts during the months of February to October 2024
Base- Bristol and remote working
Closing Date - 01/12/2023
IMG STUDIOS ARE HIRING A Studio Coordinator
Step into the vibrant world of studio operations as a Studio Coordinator with IMG Studios!
In this pivotal role, you will collaborate with the Head of Studios and Studios Team, providing essential support for all studio projects. Your responsibilities include the seamless booking and administration of studio crew and equipment, ensuring the efficient functioning of our studios. Immerse yourself in a dynamic administrative support role, attending relevant studio meetings and assisting in the planning and execution of various events.
If you possess exceptional organisational skills and thrive in a fast-paced environment, seize this opportunity to become a crucial part of our studio operations team.
Please note: You may be required to work unsociable hours, including some weekends.
Key Responsibilities Include But Not Limited To:
Supporting the Head of Studios and Studios Team with all studio projects.
Booking and subsequent administration of studio crew and kit.
Providing excellent administrative support to Studios, Galleries and Production Services.
Attending relevant Studio meetings, assisting with planning and organising events, etc.
You may also be required to carry out other duties which are within the scope and purpose of the job.to input info from job description.
Please note that applications close on: Friday 1st December at 11.59pm BST
Tele/Virtual Interview – up to 30 mins with member of talent acquisition team
1st stage interview - Virtual/in person
2nd stage interview – if required
WFTV MEMBER LOOKING FOR FEMALE FILM CREW AND LONDON LOCATION
Female-led comedy-drama short Tinfoil, about two sisters and how their relationship is impacted by depression, has been backed by Goldfinch Academy and is set to shoot in December. We are currently looking for:
London-based female crew, especially in the following departments: Lighting and Sound
Our location. A house with a bedroom, bathroom and staircase in London (open to area)
If you know of a location, would be happy to host a 2-day film shoot in your house, or are crew and would like to get involved, please drop Jen (Producer) an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to be part of the film and are interested in coming on board as an investor or sponsorship partner, you can check out our Greenlit campaign here or drop Jen an email on email@example.com
AGENT LOOKING FOR PRODUCERS AND DEVELOPERS FOR PROMISING SCRIPT
As an agent I have a client who has written a great script, I'm currently describing it as 'Scottish Sons of Anarchy/Bodyguard'. My client has already been sharing it with industry people and several great casting directors have said they're interested. We're looking to invite producers and developers to help us realise the next steps to take and/or any advice from fellow WFTV members would be appreciated.
The script has potential, the pitch deck link is below
Pitch Site: https://www.chrisblack83.com/
Kerry Ely – they/them
Red Talent Management
+44 (0) 161 204 7598 (North)
10% off at FROM THE SILVER SCREEN COLLECTIONS
From The Silver Screen are hosting the Film Firsts collection celebrating the early milestones in the history of film, and the Celluloid Classics collection paying homage to the evolution of film mechanics and technical wonders that made modern cinema possible. From The Silver Screen are offering a 10% discount to all members of WFTV with code: WFTVSilver10
Find out more about From The Silver Screen on their website: https://www.fromthesilverscreen.co.uk/
BBC WRITERS OPEN CALL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN
Rather than accepting scripts year-round, we have distinct submission windows for scripts which are announced on the BBC Writers Opportunities page during the year. Each Open Call has a deadline, following which the scripts received are assessed intensively by our script readers and the BBC Writers team, and a shortlist drawn up. We then offer various opportunities for the shortlisted group of writers including our Scripted and Voices development groups.
The next Open Call submission window will be open between 12 noon on Tuesday 7th November 2023 and 12 noon on Tuesday 5th December 2023.
Find out more and submit here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/writers/opportunities/open-call
WFTV MEMBERS' SERIES GALWAD NOMINATED FOR Rose d’Or Award 2023
WFTV member Claire Doherty has directed and produced a series for Sky Arts/National Theatre Wales, and is now a 2023 Rose d’Or nominee in the Multi-platform Series category. Kaite O’Reilly, another WFTV member and WFTV mentee, was also a member of the Creative Executive and writing mentor on the project.
A huge congratulations to Claire and Kaite from everyone at WFTV.
Find out more here: https://www.rosedor.com/2023/11/06/rose-dor-2023-nominees-announced/
WFTV MEMBER'S NEW FEATURE FILM FEATURING INTERSEX LEAD CHARACTERS
My name is Dr Iram Qureshi, and along with being an academic (Senior Lecturer Digital Film & TV Productions at Ravensbourne University London), I am also an award-winning producer.
I wish to share the exciting news with the WFTV members on the notice board about our new multi award-winning romantic feature film ‘Only Love Matters’ successful UK premiere, which was held on the 27th October at BFI Southbank, London. Earlier in October, the film had its World Premiere in Red Dog Cinema, Marbella, Spain. Brunel University London held a screening on 26th October, while Solent University in partnership with Southampton Film Week; and Ravensbourne University London have also organised screenings in November 2023.
Only Love Matters is the first feature film in cinema history to have intersex lead characters in a British setting. It has won over 30 awards at the festival circuit. Principal photography took place in the UK and the 1970’s colourful area of Great Indian Desert. Only Love Matters is a powerful tale of love, loss, and redemption of an intersex-mother (previously called hermaphrodite) for her adopted daughter and her own story, one of struggle, perseverance, and triumph as she rises from the impasse of poor village life and cruel tradition to the highest degree of success, that will resonate with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Two women, two timelines, two generations, and always the one thing that truly matters: Love.
News article: https://onlylovemattersmovie.com/news
WFTV MEMBER'S SHORT FILM IN AID OF ANIMAL WELFARE AVAILABLE TO WATCH
There is still time to watch Katherine Luna Gate's self-funded short film Off the Chains, in support of Appledown kennels in Eaton Bray. It tells the story of Django, a dog who wants to do anything but being trained, a short story of empowerment and going out of our ways to free our loved ones. Please watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/864566754
To donate to Appledown and watch the short, please use this link: https://donate.supportedgiving.com/qr/3PVNlb6KmLIa The short is released after making the donation; donations start at £3. The fundraiser will close at the end of November. Thank you for supporting this cause.
STUDIO SILVERBACK ARE HIRING A Payroll & HR Officer
Company: Studio Silverback
Role: Payroll & HR Officer
Reports To: Head of Production
Salary: Competitive and Commensurate
Location: Our offices are in central Bristol, however, this role could be suitable for hybrid or home working. Please note however, the training period will take place in the Bristol office.
As a growing company, Studio Silverback seeks a new team member to handle payroll and HR administration. This established role is currently managed by one person for both Silverback Films and Studio Silverback, but the volume has become too great across both companies, so we are now looking to recruit for this role exclusively for Studio Silverback.
We use an external payroll bureau but are looking for someone who can manage the administration of the payroll and HR and also follow this through to the accounting aspects of posting payroll, raising intercompany recharges, and reconciling intercompany accounts. This is a varied role and will suit someone with all-round experience who can work both independently and collaboratively, and has an admin and payroll background, strong with excel and understands double entry bookkeeping.
This is a full-time role, but we may consider a flexible/ four-day week for the right candidate, provided it aligns with the monthly payroll cycle.
Supporting around 60 staff currently, but expanding (two PAYE schemes) and reporting to Head of Production, responsibilities will include:
Payroll and Finance
Collate, input and prepare monthly payroll for processing by external payroll bureau;
Update and maintain accurate employee details via online portal;
Administer the company benefit schemes including cycle to work, pension contributions and helping to implement any new schemes;
Upload and post payroll report into accounting system;
Prepare payroll recharge journals to each production;
Create intercompany and intergroup production recharge invoices; and
Reconcile intercompany accounts.
Issue contracts of employment and new starter documentation;
Raise and issue documentation in relation to employees – i.e. changes to T&C’s, side extension letters, salary sacrifice, pay increase letters etc.;
Keep the HR database and contract database up to date with new starters, movers, leavers and changes to terms and conditions and regularly chase outstanding signed documents;
Process new starters with full induction including H&S training and ‘right to work’ checks and address any related queries;
Coordinate leaver process namely returning company property and restricting IT access;
Administration of staff annual leave using Timetastic;
Manage GDPR registrations/renewals for all productions;
Maintain/update Team section of company website, company policies, procedures and company Handbook.
The successful candidate will need to add value to an intimate and fast evolving team, demonstrating;
Basic payroll and HR knowledge and experience required;
Strong IT skills, including experience of accounting software (ideally including PMI);
An ability to work to tight deadlines, prioritise workload and multitask;
Understanding of raising invoices/posting journals;
Knowledge of group/intercompany recharges preferrable;
The above list of duties is not exhaustive, and the Company may reasonably vary the responsibilities of the role from time to time.
If you are interested please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your full name and ‘Payroll & HR Officer’ in the e-mail subject.
Studio Silverback are an inclusive employer and particularly welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and under-represented groups.
WFTV MEMBER Script consultant available to work on treatments/short film scripts/feature scripts
I have recently attended Less Is More in Brittany as a Development Angel and it has been a fantastic experience. Le Groupe Ouest - the organisation behind LiM - has a unique way of looking at stories in early development stages. It has been enriching to experiment with oral storytelling, drawing and visual associations to support writers in boosting their ideas and finding their characters.
I have some openings in November and I’m particularly interested in using some of those tools on feature projects which are at the early development stage (outline/short treatment).
I also work on short film scripts and feature scripts at more advanced stages of development.
Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss booking a script consultancy session. You can write to email@example.com or you can contact me through my website where you can see reviews about working with me.
FREE EVENT FOR WFTV MEMBERS AT THE CENTURY CLUB IN SOHO - MUSIC MEETS STORY: Harmonising Narrative with Melody on Screen
Why are we so captivated by the lives of musicians and bands, and how has that fascination been portrayed on screen thus far? How has the art of songwriting been depicted on screen, and what’s the reality behind it? And how is music itself used in TV and films to enhance the storytelling experience?
Join us for an exciting panel discussion exploring two types of music stories for the screen: stories about music and stories told by the music itself as soundtrack or score. Our panellists bring a range of expertise to the table, from composition and music supervision to screenwriting and production. The panellists will discuss their experiences, the challenges of creating powerful music storytelling and what the future of this art may entail.
We have kindly been given a limited number of spaces for WFTV members. If you are interested in attending, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Hayman has written and directed documentary films for the BBC, Channel 4, ARTE, Beijing TV and others, winning a BAFTA, Time Out Documentary Series of the Year, and a Robert Kennedy award. Her new feature documentary, ‘The Other Mendelssohn’ is in cinemas from October 27.
Sacha Puttnam, mentored by Vangelis and Quincy Jones, has an extensive career spanning film composition, orchestration, and collaborations with pop and rock artists, including Bush, Sia, Hybrid, Nick Cave, and Regina Spektor.
Karen Spearing, an independent music supervisor and co-founder of Wild YoYo Music Supervision, combines over 20 years of experience in creative and management roles within the music and TV production industries.
Peter Worsley, an Emmy Award-winning TV and film professional with over 20 years of industry experience, specialises in long-form music programming, including notable credits like “Eric Clapton: Across 24 Nights” and “Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool” among others.
Chair: Sarah B. Williams is a screenwriter, producer and musician. Having spent over a decade in the music industry, she turned her attention to writing. She co-produced Justine, which was nominated for a British Independent Film Award in 2020.
ELECTRIFY VIDEO PARTNERS ARE HIRING A Head Of Production
We're looking for a dynamic Head of Production at Electrify to lead our digital content teams. If you're passionate about video and have a track record of building high-performing production units for digital and social platforms, we want to hear from you.
In this role, you'll oversee A/V production, from team building and budget management to contract negotiations and post-production workflows. Ensuring deadlines are met, managing production assets, and implementing key policies are all part of your mandate.
Your mission is to elevate our production processes while maintaining efficiency across the Electrify content portfolio.
You'll report directly to the Senior Vice President - Content and Creators.
Find out more and apply here: https://join.com/companies/electrify/9526874-head-of-production?utm_medium=social_sharing&utm_source=copy_link
JOIN THE MESSY COLLECTIVE - London’s messiest writers collective
The three founders of Messy Collective are known as the Messy Women.
We organise events and online spaces in our own chaotic fashion because we ADORE the quirky, hot-but-doesn’t-know-it community we’ve accidentally built, and we want to help talented artists connect and create great work. And we do this alongside our ~actual jobs.
🍾 We hate networking events so we run monthly drinks for writers and collaborators, plus other events. Find them here.
📱 We know it’s hard to find People Like Us, so we run a WhatsApp group for writers and collaborators to chat, celebrate and commiserate. Join us here.
📝 We know that brilliant work comes from chaos, so we created Messy Thoughts. Learn more here.
😭 We love making memes so we have an Instagram. Follow us here.
What will we email you about?
Mainly we REALLY want to invite you to our parties and other events:
🎉 monthly drinks
💻 monthly writealongs
🎙 live reads of new work
🎁 more to come…
Alongside that, we occasionally publish Messy Thoughts: reflections from writers and collaborators on the messiest parts of their artistic journey, or raw, unpolished pieces that won’t find a home elsewhere.
We also share Messy opportunities and those from other companies, shout about the good work our members do, and support each other on this crazy journey.
Basically: Be inspired. Become part of our community. Have fun. Make friends. Make your greatest art. Make #memories.
WFTV MEMBER HAS PRODUCED A DOCUMENTARY CURRENTLY ON THE FESTIVAL CIRCUIT
Cyborg: A Documentary, directed and produced by WFTV member Carey Born, tells the story of real-life cyborg artist Neil Harbisson, who is completely colour-blind from birth and has an antenna permanently implanted in his head that allows him to hear colour.
The film premiered at CPH:DOX and is currently screening in competition at the Warsaw International Film Festival and will also be screening next week in New York at the 16th Imagine Science/Science New Wave Festival, which celebrates art films about science, and connects film, science and the arts.
If you find yourself in either city and would be interested to see the film, do get in touch with Carey who will be happy to arrange a ticket for any WFTV members.
Otherwise look out for it when it’s released in UK cinemas next year.
CYBORG: A DOCUMENTARY
TV PRODUCER AND WFTV MEMBER LOOKING TO MAKE CONNECTIONS
I hope you’re all keeping well.
My name is Ayşe (said Aisha) and I’m brand new to the WFTV Network and I’m very excited to be here. To quickly introduce myself, I’m a tenacious, good humoured TV Producer working in unscripted and have been for 10 years. However my true love and passion lies in scripted work. I come from an acting background (and have made my own work, and continue to write) and want to bring all of my skills under one umbrella. However, in truth I have found it almost impossible to make that leap across.
I am now based in Glasgow and it feels like a closed (male) shop even to read scripts - having offered my services for free to prove that I’m capable and serious.
I’d love to connect to female creatives in Scripted across the network who would have the time to offer up advice on what to do next, talk about my experience and even just to chat scripted, and hear about your career. I would so appreciate it.
I am only working one day a week at the moment so flexible to work around any availably afforded to me.
I can be contacted on:
The Talent Manager: https://www.thetalentmanager.com/talent/36413/ayse-jamieson
I look forward to hearing from you!
WFTV MEMBER CROWDFUNDING FOR DOCUMENTARY ABOUT GYMNAST COMPETING FOR Special Olympic World Games
Born with Down’s Syndrome but refusing to let it define her, Ellie-Bea is a born performer and semi-finalist of Britain’s Got Talent whose dream is to tread the boards of Broadway.
Since she was seven years old the gym has served as Ellie’s main stage where supported by her coach and Mum, Anne, she’s nurtured a natural talent and passion for rhythmic gymnastics. Now, seventeen years after she first put on a leotard, Ellie’s athleticism is being tested to the limits as she prepares for the biggest competition of her career to date - The Special Olympic World Games.
This 1 x 15” documentary, Six for Gold, follows Ellie-Bea’s journey to the Special Olympics in Berlin this summer, charting her incredible dedication to the sport and championing her efforts to bring her A-game to everything she touches. Over the next few months, Ellie-Bea will be pushing herself to the limits alongside her GB teammates in preparation to represent their country on the world stage. So far in her career Ellie-Bea’s won hundreds of medals but this is the first time she’ll step onto the mat as a part of Team GB, and while she knows the competition will be tough, her sights are set on gold.
To find out more and support the film, please go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/six-for-gold#/
OKRE NEEdS you! Commissioners AND creatives asked to contribute to survey
Okre, a charity supporting the creation of original entertainment, has brought together a taskforce dedicated to assessing the social and cultural impact of entertainment content. The taskforce is made up of organisations across film, TV, games and social media including Netflix, BBC, ITV, Snap, Amazon Studios, Sky, and Spotify.
As part of this research, we are seeking input from individuals across the entertainment industry. This research will inform a report on the topic.
This survey will explore the role of social impact in entertainment content and will take no more than five minutes to complete.
MTM will be preparing a report based on this research. Anyone who completes the research will be sent a copy of the report into measurement and evaluation of social impact content across entertainment.
To complete the survey, please go to: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=lqOQe54KoUG7ehsg05KEHQHMoE97viNNpKK4Y00mK1NUQks1QzU4TFA5Qkc3UDBQNUVSM1ZCQ1MyMS4u&web=1&wdLOR=cF05C5D28-F3E2-4CB8-BDD3-DB13048843F5
Production Assistant Training Programme for Unscripted TV
Production management offers an exciting career path in TV and high levels of employability. The production assistant (also known as a production secretary or production management assistant) is the starting point for a dynamic and challenging career in production management which requires key skills and industry training.
This UK-wide programme is aimed at individuals who are new entrants committed to pursuing a career in production management, those serious about transferring into unscripted production management from other departments or genres within TV or film, those looking to return to unscripted TV after a career break and those from other industries who have transferable skills and/or experience e.g working in admin, travel agents, theatre, events etc.
Successful applicants will receive:
7 days of training which will consist of 5 days of online training via Zoom and 2 days of in person training in Birmingham (venue location TBC).
3 month paid work placement in an independent production company.
6 hrs worth of mentoring sessions from an industry professional.
This programme is supported by the ScreenSkills Unscripted TV Skills Fund which invests in training for the unscripted workforce thanks to contributions from BBC, Channel 4, Sky, A+E Networks UK, Discovery UK, Channel 5, Netflix, ITV, Amazon, UKTV and S4C matched by production companies.
Who it's for:
To apply for this programme you must want to pursue a career specifically in production management in unscripted television. This is not an opportunity to work in scripted television or to develop an editorial career as a researcher, assistant producer or producer/director.
Although the majority of the training sessions will be running online, you must be based in or near the following locations or be willing to relocate for the duration of the 3 month placement with a view to relocating permanently:
It is open to:
New entrants or individuals at the early stages of their career who may already be working as a runner, who want to focus on developing a career in production management. You should have 12-months or less experience in the industry.
Those who work in other roles in the industry such as editorial, technical and craft who are looking to move into production.
Those working in scripted, corporate/commercial, animation or post production who want to make the move into unscripted TV production.
Those looking to return to unscripted TV production after a career break.
Those from other industries who have transferable skills and/or experience e.g working in admin, travel agents, theatre, events, retail, hospitality etc.
Find out more and apply here: https://www.mediacareeradvice.co.uk/production-assistant-training-programme-for-unscripted-tv
AWARDED SCREENWRITER WITH A LARGE PORTFOLIO (3 FEATURES, 1 TV PILOT, MULTIPLE SHORTS) LOOKING FOR PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS
I am a feature film and TV Screenwriter with an MA degree from London Film School and a successful track record at film festivals and contests worldwide, including the prestigious Creative World Awards, The Finish Line Script Competition and The Golden Script Competition. While most of my screenplays are either family dramas or thrillers, I was nevertheless commissioned to write a treatment for a European feature romantic comedy ‘Waitresses’. To inform my writing, I work as a Script Consultant, Analyst and Reader for clients including Amazon Studios, Altitude Films, Kudos, Protagonist Pictures and Wild Bunch.
I'd love to connect with like-minded Producers and Directors with whom I could turn my screenplays into films, as well as develop further ideas together.
OPPORTUNITY FOR SELF-SHOOTING OBS DOC PRODUCER/CAMERA OPERATOR
Hello, I'm searching for a strong and story led self-shooting obs doc producer or camera operator to join an exciting expedition later this year for a high profile one hour obs doc for global TX. The ideal candidate will have strong visual flair and high end production values.
On location from mid November to first week January. Must be happy working on boats and in cold climates and possess great people skills. For further information please contact email@example.com
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SCREENSKILLS' hetv LEADERS OF TOMORROW mentoring
The high-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow programme is a three-year inclusion programme focused on providing comprehensive and tailored support to mid-level professionals working in high-end TV.
It was created to meet industry demand for more effective career pathways to encourage increased diversity in leadership roles within the sector. The aim is to give professionals the tools to progress to a senior, decision-making role in the future.
They have access and resources tailored to what they need to progress to head of department or to a decision-making role in the future. Individuals can only apply for the programme after being recommended by a nominator. The nominator must work at a senior level within high-end TV. This will need to be evidenced in the application.
The programme provides:
Access to an high-end TV professionals pool of industry experts for tailored one-to-one support, advice and expertise
Up to three part-funded placements per year for up to three years
Bespoke grade and skills-specific training
Networking opportunities and introductions
For more information about the high-end TV Leaders of Tomorrow programme, please contact Hannah Green.
WFTV MEMBER PRESENTING A NEW SHOW ON DAVE BROACASTING ON 23 JULY
WFTV member and expert mechanic Hannah Gordon is presenting a new show on Dave called Repair Lot, a one-stop shop where a crack team of experts bring classic cars roaring back to life.
The show was broadcast on the 23rd of July 2023 at 6pm on the Dave Channel.
WFTV MEMBER PRODUCED FEATURE FILM LOVE WITHOUT WALLS ON DEMAND NOW
WFTV member Karen Newman has produced a feature film titled Love Without Walls, now available to watch on demand.
Love Without Walls is a romantic music-drama about Sophie (Shana Swash, Eastenders, My Feral Heart) and aspiring musician Paul (Irish singer-songwriter and actor Niall McNamee, Call the Midwife). They turn to family and friends for support when they can't pay their London rent. Over the course of a summer, the couple loses everything and find themselves lost in the underbelly of the London and Essex streets—a story of love, hope and survival in the darkest of times. Featuring blistering original music, primarily written and performed by Niall McNamee, this is I, Daniel Blake meets True Romance with music, or perhaps a modern-day musical Cathy Come Home.
The film premiered at Manchester Film Festival in March 2023, winning Best UK Feature. It had its London premiere at The London Independent Film Festival, where it won Best UK Film. It has also been nominated for four awards at The National Film Awards.
The cast includes Sheila Reid, Adam Deacon, Paul Barber, Ricci Harnett and Steve Meo.
You can find it on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, iTunes, Microsoft, Rakuten and Virgin.
Stream Sophie and Paul's heart-breaking story of love, homelessness and music straight into your home anytime you want
www.lovewithoutwallsfilm.com for more details
mobile family support spaces available to productions FROM LITTLE STUDIO COMPANY
Film workers are often freelance, and many carers just aren’t willing to spend long hours commuting their children to work with them early in the morning, especially if they’re likely to be at work for extended periods as well.
Many will also have committed to care sessions at nursery settings local to their hometowns in between jobs, which they’ll have to forfeit long-term if they stop paying for.
Equally, with the government mandating the amount of nursery staff being required to service those long hours of coverage (for good reason), the cost of professional care can also be prohibitive for many film workers.
As both a parent and a businessperson, all these issues make perfect sense to me. It’s one thing asking for a line budget for childcare, but quite another thing to know how much to ask for and how it should be spent.
My latest offering ‘Little Studio Co’ aims to provide suitable facilities to productions from where families can ‘self-serve’ their childcare needs whilst working away.
This means providing a space, which has been specially designed to meet children’s learning and development needs – where care givers can bring children to be closer to their parent who’s away working. This may be for the odd day here-and-there, or longer-term depending on the family’s needs but sometimes just having the option to be together can make a huge difference.
Our mission is to make specially designed, mobile family support spaces available to productions in a way, which is affordable and more realistic to budget on a sustainable basis.
If you’d like to find out more or to book one of our facilities for your production, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
CALL FOR INTERVIEWEES FOR STUDY ON Reality TV: Working Practices and Duties of Care
About the RE-Care TV project:
This project will develop a theorisation of care in the cultural industries, by holistically considering the interrelations between production, participation and policy in the UK's reality television (RTV) sector. RTV is a significant and highly controversial site of media production that has rapidly expanded over the last two decades with an increasing share of the UK's £1.48bn global TV export market. High profile concerns around mental health risks have led to changes to Ofcom's Broadcasting Code around improved welfare for participants, whilst broadcasters increasingly understand a need for the continued evolution of care practices across the sector. Most policy and industry initiatives have thus far focused on risk management around mental health concerns for individual participants, without any interrogation of the broader contexts of cultural labour and working practices.
This project will use a cultural industries approach (Hesmondhalgh 2019) to investigate how care is understood and experienced across reality television by asking four overarching research questions:
Production. How is care understood, mediated and practiced by different workers across reality television production?
Participation. How should the working experiences of participants inform our understanding of care in RTV?
Policy. How is care understood, inscribed and implemented in policy and industry decision-making?
Care. How can the analysis of care be incorporated into theorisations of cultural labour in the creative industries?
The project will work with the co-operation of all the UK Public Service Broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Paramount/Channel 5 and Channel 4) and three key project partners. We will be partnering with BECTU, the media and entertainment workers’ union, in order to understand how care is implemented in production, which will inform the creation of a report and training materials. We will be partnering with Equity, the trade union for creative practitioners, to listen to participants’ voices, understand their needs, and to consider whether and how they can be formally recognised as cultural workers. This will lead to the production of a video for would-be participants which informs them of their rights and helps them to negotiate the complex terrain of RTV production. We will be partnering with the DCMS select committee to integrate findings from production, participation and policy, both to consider the current protections in place and to propose future policy recommendations. In order to generate a dialogue between our analysis of working practices and concerns around mental health, we will consult with the Chair of the British Psychological Society's Media Advisory Board (Prof John Oates) to understand how our findings can support developments around mental health protections, which will also inform our report to the DCMS select committee.
The empirical knowledge produced by this project has transformative potential for re-conceiving care in RTV production, whilst the new theoretical framework, derived from careful empirical analysis, will offer a far-reaching academic agenda for care in the creative industries more widely.
To participate as an interviewee:
Details about how production workers can participate as interviewees will be made available in the future on the project website. In the meantime, if you have any questions or would like to register your interest in participating, please contact Jack.Newsinger@nottingham.ac.uk or email@example.com
Professor Helen Wood is Professor of Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Lancaster. She is author of numerous articles and books on gender, class and television. She was adviser to the 2019 Parliamentary Inquiry into reality television, and is Principal Investigator of ‘Re-CARE TV: Reality Television, Working Practices and Duties of Care’, a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Dr Jack Newsinger is Associate Professor in Cultural Industries and Media at the University of Nottingham. He is the co-author of Locked Down and Locked Out? – a report on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent government lockdowns on mothers working in UK unscripted television, an evidence review on workforce diversity in the UK Screen Sectors for the British Film Institute, and numerous academic publications on aspects of screen industries policy and practice. He is co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project ‘Re-CARE TV’.
Dr Jilly Kay is Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leicester. She is author of Gender, Media and Voice: Communicative Injustice and Public Speech (Palgrave 2020) and has published widely on gender, feminism, television, and media culture. She co-convenes the Media and Gender research group and is an editor of the European Journal of Cultural Studies. She is co-investigator on the AHRC-funded project ‘Re-CARE TV’.
BlueCat Screenplay Competition - Call for Entries
The BlueCat Screenplay Competition is accepting submissions for our 2024 competition!
Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has remained committed to discovering the world’s unknown screenwriters, and continues to showcase their work to a global audience year after year.
BlueCat’s Winners and Finalists have gone on to sign with high-profile agencies, including ICM, CAA and WME. Moreover, their work has been sold to several major studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and Universal.
Additionally, BlueCat writers have won awards at Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca following their success with BlueCat. As a result, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has become one of the largest and most prestigious screenplay competitions in the world.
Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7500.
All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $3,000.
The Pilot Script Winner will receive $3,000. The Short Script Winner will receive $3,000.
The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2024 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $2000.
All cash prizes will be disbursed 30 days after the winners are announced.
Submission Deadlines and Fees
Opening Deadline: July 9th, 2023. Feature $65, Pilot $50, Short $30.
Early Deadline: August 13th, 2023. Feature $75, Pilot $60, Short $40.
Regular Deadline: September 17th, 2023. Feature $85, Pilot $70, Short $50.
Final Deadline: October 29th, 2023. Feature Screenplay $90, Pilot $75, Short $55.
Late Deadline: December 10th, 2023. Feature $95, Pilot $80, Short $60.
For complete information and submission details, please visit http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
WFTV MEMBER HAS DIRECTED, PRODUCED AND SELF-SHOT A SERIES ON CHANNEL 5
A huge congratulations to WFTV member Michaela Moir, who has self-shot, produced and directed a high-access series on the Natural History Museum, called 'World of Wonder' narrated by Bill Nighy, for Channel 5. The series is distributed with ITV Global Internationally.
Check out the trailer here: https://fb.watch/kAPOHi7uI9/?mibextid=2Rb1fB
And watch here on 'My5' catch up: https://www.channel5.com/show/natural-history-museum-world-of-wonder/season-2
WFTV MEMBER'S SHORT FILM SCREENING AT DUBLIN SMARTPHONE FILM FESTIVAL
WFTV member Anne-Sophie Marie has written and stars in dark comedy Making Ends Meat, screened at the Dublin Smartphone Film Festival on Saturday 3 June 2023.
Find out more here, and congratulations Anne-Sophie from everyone at WFTV!
WFTV Member, Casting Assistant, is looking to connect with Producers/Directors/Collaborators
Hi, I am a French casting assistant/director. I've worked for Nancy Bishop and Rachel Freck Casting as an assistant on film and TV projects distributed by Amazon, Disney+, and Apple TV+. I've also worked as a casting director for short films funded by the BFI Network, Film London, and Screen Scotland.
I'd love to connect with producers, directors, and potential collaborators to develop new projects. Here's my website, https://www.eamcasting.com/ for more information. Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in meeting.
Looking forward to meeting you, and thank you for your time.
WFTV MENTEE WINS BEST ENSEMBLE CASTING AWARD AT CANNESERIES 2023
Our 2021 mentee, Casting Director Hannah Marie Williams has just picked up the Best Ensemble Cast award at Canneseries.
This is for the 10 part Israeli TV series, Carthago on which she cast a huge ensemble of international talent. Carthago will be released in the UK mid-late 2023.
A huge congratulations to Hannah from everyone at WFTV!
WFTV MEMBER IS PUBLISHING HER DEBUT NOVEL, Verge - inspired by British folklore and superstitions
A huge congratulations to Nadia -- pre-order your copy here!
End of the F*cking World meets Midsommar with Lanny vibes in Attia’s debut novel, a folk-horror tinged road-trip that will take you to places not marked on any map…
Everyone Rowena Murray loves dies.
If she’s to have any chance of breaking this curse she must make the long journey north to her grandmother, a renowned healer. Yet the once-United Kingdom is a divided nation where county borders are as hard as the people within them, and all the signs tell her that Death is close.
Halim Hosny is lost.
Torn between the city life his parents expect him to lead and the freedom of the road, he’s struggling to make his own way, on his own terms. He’ll take any well-paid job – even if it means transporting a girl with a curse on her back across a Kingdom on the brink of a new Dark Age.
Will they survive this superstitious and broken world?
PRODUCTION COMPANY LOOKING TO MEET EARLY-STAGE PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS FROM THE NORTH OF ENGLAND
Rockerdale Studios have a project for consideration by Channel 4 for their First Cuts series and Michelle Singer, Co-Founder & Director of Production, is interested in meeting early-stage Producer/Directors WFTV members from the North of England who have a great sense of humour and might be interested in working on this single-part documentary.
If you're interested please get in touch with Michelle at email@example.com
WFTV member with successful tv pitches seeking an agent/advice
My name is Claire Barry and I have a number of pitches for TV productions, one of which has already been taken up by a large international TV company. I can't say any more for NDA reasons now but I have a few more and realise that to get them out to a wide audience I need an agent and I don't know any agents who deal with TV production pitches.
So I wondered if any WFTV members could help me please?
Thank you in advance for your help, and please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WFTV ENGLAND MENTEE JESS MOORE HAS WON A PLACE ON THE Climate Change Script Development Lab
Earlier this year the BBC Writer's Room in partnership with the BFI worked with Climate Spring on their new Hot House opportunity - a development lab for scripted long form TV and feature film projects about climate change which is being run in partnership with BFI Network (made possible with National Lottery funding).
Writers were asked for ideas that explore climate change creatively by submitting a one page pitch together with a sample script written for TV, Film or Stage. The deadline was 31st January 2023.
We're thrilled that Jess Moore, one of our England Mentees for 2023 has been accepted onto the scheme with her project No Man's Land, following three best friends who start an off-grid lifestyle on wasteland next to a petrol station.
A huge congratulations to Jess from everyone at WFTV!
WFTV MEMBER LOOKING TO CONNECT WITH PRODUCERS/AGENTS/COLLABORATORS
Hi! I am a writer/director telling offbeat stories of quiet personal revolution, and my short films (Magicland for Random Acts, Venetian Men, BOYS) have screened at worldwide BAFTA/Academy qualifying film festivals including Flickerfest/Underwire/Aesthetica and online at Girls In Film.
I'd love to connect with producers, agents and potential collaborators as I am developing new projects - please see my website www.celiawillis.co.uk for my films and if you enjoy them please do get in touch at email@example.com as it would be lovely to have a chat or meet up.
Thanks so much for taking the time! Celia
WFTV MEMBER, DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES
Meet Diorella - a Writer and Director with a decade-long track record in the Film, TV, and advertising industry. Her client list includes Square, Spotify, Vimeo, Airwallex, and Bailey Nelson.
Her last short film, which she wrote, directed, and produced, received 11 Official Selections and 4 nominations, including Best Director of a Short at the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2014.
Recently awarded the 'Voices That Matter Scholarship', Diorella has relocated from Australia to pursue her MA in Screenwriting at Met Film School. Her passion for storytelling revolves around complex women, breaking cultural barriers, LGBTQIA+ themes, and the representation of marginalized groups, especially immigrants.
Her current body of screenwriting work includes: a grounded sci-fi pilot centred around the manipulation of memory, a tennis feature focused on the systemic abuse in women's sports, and a heist dramedy pilot centred around Filipino domestic helpers (50s - 80s) embarking on a revenge mission after their friend is unfairly deported by their billionaire employer.
In addition to freelance work, Diorella is keen to connect with industry professionals, seeking script feedback, mentoring, and information regarding further networking opportunities.
Any connections or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
WFTV MEMBER FREELANCE Production Manager Available FOR HIRE
Hello, I am Georgina Bobb a Freelance Production Manager currently available for work.
Unscripted, Factual, Factual Entertainment and Branded Content
International and UK shoots.
Budgeting and Scheduling productions and series up to 700k
Payroll and invoicing
Sourcing Crew and Staffing
Management of the production team
Call sheets and Risk Assessments
Post Production scheduling and management of deliverables.
PMI and Excel
Liason with Channel/ Broadcasters and senior members of the team
Please contact me on 07912345235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any projects or request a CV.
Happy to work in the office, remotely or hybrid or abroad. (London Based)
WFTV MEMBER LOOKING FOR MENTOR IN THE HETV INDUSTRY
I am currently working in Scripted TV Drama as a Development Assistant and Assistant Script Editor at Slim Film + Television and I am looking for a mentor in the HETV industry. There are so many inspiring women in this group and I would love the opportunity to meet some of you for guidance and to hear about your career journeys.
If you would be interested in meeting me for a coffee or even a short zoom call, please contact me on email@example.com.
Thanks so much!
WFTV Member looking for distribution advice for short form comedy series 'Flawsome: Sex, Drugs & Recipes'
WFTV member and actor/ writer/ producer Rachel Giddens is looking for advice on distribution (UK, US, AUS) for comedy short form series Flawsome: Sex Drugs & Recipes (@flawsome_theseries). Just wrapped in post and currently doing the festival circuit, Flawsome is a "Hacks" meets "Bridesmaids" meets "Nigella Lawson Cooking" show with a comedic, feminist twist. Looking for advice from anyone with experience in sales and distribution in the UK specifically. Any and all insights welcome!
Check out the trailers here:
Flawsome: 30" trailer
Flawsome: 2 min trailer
Get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECTING OPPORTUNITIES WITH PICTURES FOR THE PEOPLE
Pictures for the People is a social enterprise production company. Working with Jobcentre Plus and The Princes Trust, we provide training and work experience opportunities to unemployed and disadvantaged young people throughout our film productions.
We also produce a large number of commercials and branded content; we are looking for exciting female directors to work with us on new project and perhaps even join our roster.
Our website is www.picturesforthepeople.com
Please e mail email@example.com to speak more about the opportunity.
WFTV MEMBER LOOKING FOR A PRODUCER FOR HER acclaimed SCREENPLAY
Hello and thanks for reading.
I am keen to find a producer/mentor who connects with the story of THE SINS OF OUR MOTHERS, a drama that explores trauma and motherhood and was a Finalist ScreenCraft Drama Competition 2019 and Semifinalist The Writers Lab UK & Ireland 2021. It is about how the wounds of childhood and war are passed on from generation to generation and what it takes to break the cycle of hurt. It was inspired by my parents, who were refugee children in the aftermath of WWII, and writing it has been a real journey of healing for me. I have worked with a creative producer in the past and attaching a producer to this project would also allow me to access key writing schemes and labs.
I’m a bilingual writer (Italian/American) living in the North York Moors, where the wild rabbit population inspired my psychological horror script, RABBIT SKIN, a story that placed 2nd in the Euroscript Story Competition a few years ago.
I’m currently in a writer’s room for spec TV comedy series BATSHIT, about climate change, bats, bat shit, and batshit people!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to chat further.
WFTV Member Producer Seeking Assistant Development Producer Experience
I am seeking ad hoc or freelance work as an assistant-development producer/ development assistant. I have more than a decade of experience working as a producer and director for short form content which have been selected for UK and international film festivals, as well as reaching the finals of Netflix’s inaugural documentary talent fund competition, and I am keen to gain development experience in a feature film/HETV production company as I transition into features.
Please contact email@example.com
WFTV MEMBER LOOKING FOR A DISTRIBUTOR OR SALES AGENT FOR FEATURE FILM
A WFTV member Natasha Murphy has produced My One and Only, a feature film which had its theatrical premiere last week on the South Coast of England with a sold-out screening.
She is looking for a distributor or sales agent, if anyone is interested please contact her (firstname.lastname@example.org).
My One and Only is a dark thriller about stalking and obsessive love in our modern world of constant communication. On the South Coast of England, a single 40 something woman, has broken up with her married lover, Ben, and to spite him goes out on a date with Noah, who she met on a dating app. What follows is a cautionary tale in not letting go of a relationship that the other party does not want. The twists and turns show what dangers, both psychological and physical that lurk in our modern world of constant communication
Find out more about the film here.
WFTV Member Looking for ITALIAN and AUS/NZ Film Distribution Advice
WFTV member and producer Jennifer Lane is looking for advice on distribution in ITALY and AUS/NZ. Jennifer co-produced her first indie feature, Swiss/British comedy-drama The Art of Love over 2020-2022 and it released on Netflix UK/IRE in November 2022.
She is looking for advice from anyone with experience in sales and distribution in Italy, following a successful premiere at Ferrara Film Festival in 2022, where they won Best Feature, and in AUS/NZ in particular. Any and all insight welcome!
Get in touch via: email@example.com
Small Camera Crew Required BY WFTV MEMBER
Hello, my name is Susanne and I am looking for a small camera crew who can film and edit a cooking show that will be broadcast on TV.
Please email me on info@KirlySuesKitchen.co.uk with links to your trailers and an episode please.
WFTV MEMBER, HISTORY PRESENTER, PRODUCER AND PODCASTER LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES
Jasmine Elmer is an upcoming Ancient World expert, working as a presenter and producer in factual films on the ancient world. She had her debut on Channel 4 in September 2022 on ‘Lost Treasures of Rome’ and is developing multiple ideas with production companies and channels. She is the creator and host of the podcast ‘Legit Classics’ which is currently in the top 10 History charts in 16 countries after only 10 episodes.
She is committed to making her subject accessible to all, championing BAME presentation in the arts, and making new and engaging history content. Her unique position as the first person from her background to represent her subject in media is her calling card and informs everything she does.
Any connections and suggestions for new opportunities would be welcomed. Jasmine’s information can be found at www.jasmineelmer.co.uk and a showreel can be provided on request. Contact details on the website.
BRITISH COUNCIL FILM HAS PRODUCED A NEW SHORT FILM TOOLKIT
A major new free-to-access short film toolkit designed to help navigate your route into the film industry, and your film's journey out into the world.
Over 50% of filmmakers enter the industry via shorts, but it is still an under-recognised and inaccessible route in, unless you're equipped with established industry connections and insider knowledge. The first of its kind, this comprehensive digital guide contains 70 pages packed with insights from over 40 filmmakers, funders, festival programmers and distributors, and is designed to unlock vital industry insights and advice.
Access the Short Film Toolkit here.
FORMER WFTV MENTEE DIRECTED AND PRODUCED
HOLLYOAKS EPISODE ON WOMEN'S SAFETY SPONSORED BY HOME OFFICE
Former WFTV mentee Emma Bodger produced and directed a special standalone episode of Hollyoaks on women's safety sponsored by the Home Office.
It was made with a predominantly female crew (all HoDs were female) written by a Jayshree Patel and features an amazing central performance from Nikki Sanderson, supported by Garcia Brown, Jorgie Porter and Eva O'Hara.
It also featured on Gogglebox extending the conversations.
Watch the full episode here.
Watch the Gogglebox episode here.
WFTV MENTEE'S SHORT FILM BROADCAST ON CHANNEL 4 AND AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE
HOMEBIRD, winner of BEST DEBUT IRISH SHORT FICTION at GALWAY FILM FLEADH this year, featuring an original score by 2022 WFTV mentee TANYA MELLOTTE, was screened on Channel4 and is available to watch on demand here.
Set against the backdrop of the Northern Irish coast HOMEBIRD explores the relationship between an emotionally-reclusive father struggling to re-connect with his estranged gay son during a night at the seafront amusements.
HOMEBIRD was written and directed by Caleb J Roberts and produced by Callum Harrison for Out of Orbit Films.
WFTV MEMBER'S SHORT FILM FIREBIRD SCREENED AT North East International FIlm Festival
WFTV member Karen Antsee has written, produced and directed her short film Firebird, due to screen at the North East International FIlm Festival (BIFA qualifying) which was shown in November. Firebird screens in Durham on the 19th and Newcastle on the 20th, with in person Q&A after each.
The film features a solo performance by Alison Rose, and also female HODs - cinematographer, editor, color grade, music, hair and makeup and more.
Made during lockdown, it's about a musician robbed of music and required to "Keep the Silence '' by a fascistic power. Sadly instead of being outdated by the end of lockdowns, it has proved prescient and is particularly poignant and meaningful at this time when ENO, Donmar Warehouse and Britten Sinfonia have just be been robbed of their funding and many in the arts are faced with losing their careers and /or artistic freedom of expression.
WFTV MEMBER COMPOSED and produced music for sky production starring hugh laurie and emilia clarke
WFTV member Liz Horsman wrote and produced the end credits music for The Amazing Maurice staring Hugh Laurie and Emilia Clarke.
The film Sky animated feature adaptation of Sir Terry Pratchett’s beloved story.
WFTV MEMBER AND 1ST AD LOOKING FOR EXPERIENCE IN HETV or feature projects
1st AD and WFTV member Alex Mill works in advertising, film and TV and is looking to get more HETV and feature experience.
Through ScreenSkills she has access to £6,000 funding, covering her salary on HETV or feature projects (including low budget features), and she's looking for producers/companies who are interested in working together and benefiting from the scheme.
You can view her credits on IMDb here.
You can also view her CV here.
If you're interested, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
WFTV MEMBER, PRESENTER AND HOST LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES
Lettija Lee is an outgoing, confident London based Presenter and Host seeking presenting opportunities. Lettija has a keen interest in all areas of unscripted.
As the primary UK presenter for celebrity news outlet That Grape Juice, Lettija has sat down with the likes of Jim Carrey, Ray Liotta, Tika Sumpter and many more as well as hosting her own podcast. Lettija is also an award winning entrepreneur and previously worked in entertainment law.
WFTV MEMBER SEEKING ADVICE REGARDING AGENTS
Jo Southwell is a Director and Writer seeking advice about agents.
Throughout the pandemic, Jo has started her episodic TV career alongside film development and production. She is an award-winning director currently working with the BBC and is running a crowdfunding campaign for a new short film.
Any thoughts/advice would be most welcome.
If you'd like to connect with her please contact Jo at email@example.com
WFTV MEMBER KIM TAYLOR SELECTED FOR Netflix AND Sky'S Bisha K. Ali SCREENWRITING Talent PrograM
Netflix and Sky have revealed the six screenwriters selected for the inaugural, year-long Bisha K. Ali screenwriting talent program, including WFTV member Kim Taylor.
“Ms. Marvel” head writer Bisha K. Ali spearheads the program, which saw almost 2,000 applicants for six places.
A huge congratulations to Kim from everyone at WFTV!
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).
I'd love to hear from you!
freelance sound mixers BBC NEWS networking
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 firstname.lastname@example.org