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Wednesday 14th June, 6:30pm

WFTV Member's play at London theatre this summer 

Member, Vicki McKellar and her co-writer, Guy Masterson, are delighted to stage their play, 'The Marilyn Conspiracy' at The Park Theatre this summer. The play runs from 19th June to 27th July inclusive. 

 

https://parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/the-marilyn-conspiracy

 

The cast includes Genevieve Gaunt (Marilyn Monroe), Declan Bennett (Peter Lawford), Susie Amy (Pat Newcomb), Sally Mortemore (Eunice Murray), David Calvitto (Dr Greenson) and Vicki (Patricia Kennedy-Lawford). 

 

The play is directed by Olivier Award winning and West End and Broadway director, Guy Masterson.

Call out for freelance regional Impact Producer, Yorkshire FOR RECLAIM THE FRAME

We’re seeking to contract a regional freelance events producer / film marketeer in Yorkshire (Leeds/Sheffield) to work with us on our mission to champion marginalised perspectives in cinema, connecting with audiences through community building events and conversation.

 

We work with Impact Producers across the UK to decentralise the curation of Reclaim The Frame, in recognition that impactful connections and outreach is best achieved through local relationships and lived experiences in the areas and cities we work in.

 

The role of each Impact Producer is to creatively input and effectively deliver local marketing and outreach activity and events in your region as part of our audience-facing project in support of our aim to champion support films by filmmakers of marginalised genders, and build a community for those who make, show, release and watch them.

Contract: Freelance, fixed term 

Days: 2-3 days per month, worked flexibly throughout the month, incl one team meeting per month 

Tenure: Summer 2024 - March 2025 and potentially beyond 

Location: Home-working / attendance at events in Yorkshire will be required. 

Fee: £160 per day

Lean more here: https://www.reclaimtheframe.org/post/call-out-for-freelance-regional-impact-producer-yorkshire

Applications close Monday 3 June, 10 am

Film London Connect IS SEARCHING FOR Mentors

Calling all Mentors! Could you support a new entrant to the film industry?

Film London Connect is our volunteer led Mentoring programme designed specifically for Equal Access Network* (EAN) members. The mentoring programme’s focus is on new and early film industry entrants, aged 18-24 and we aim to prioritise support for those from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Film London Connect is a 6 month programme for 40 eligible mentees, and our ambition is to improve workforce retention and offer real world career progression support in what we know can be a tough working environment.

Sessions will be 1 hour long and scheduled on a monthly basis by the mentees. We of course appreciate the long hours and flexibility required to work in the film industry so your mentee will schedule the meetings at a mutually convenient time.

 

Over the 6 months of the programme, as a mentor you will be offered training and will be supported by Film London’s Mentoring Manager to get the most out of the experience. We also have a variety of resources to help you and your mentee structure your time together, focusing on the day-to-day and aspirational guidance and support that we find new and early entrants most need.

We particularly welcome applications from prospective mentors based in London but are open to those applying from across the UK with the likelihood that mentoring sessions will take place online.

All levels of experience are welcomed and from all aspects of the industry but we're very keen to hear from mentors working in below the line roles. We will aim to match you with a mentee with similar interests, sector and aspirational role goals.

Applications are now open until 30th June

Find out more here:  https://filmlondon.org.uk/film-london-connect-2

SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE LONDON SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2024

The 22nd London Short Film Festival will be held in January 2025.

LSFF exists to spotlight a multiplicity of filmmakers, visual artists and creatives, across intersections and with a commitment to peripheral voices.

Each January, the festival hosts ten days of short form, conversation and multidisciplinary curation. We present up to 500 British and international films, collaboratively selected from 5000+ open submissions, alongside Special Events and an industry programme of workshops, panels and discussion for filmmakers and cinema workers.

Each edition, we award cash prizes to the UK and international short films screening in our annual competition. We are a BAFTA-affiliated festival, enabling accepted UK filmmakers to apply for the 2025 BAFTAs.

DEADLINES:

Opening - 16th January 2024
Early bird deadline - 5th April 2024
Regular deadline - 14th June 2024
Late deadline - 2nd August 2024

 

Selection notification date - 25th October 2024

Find out here: https://filmfreeway.com/LondonShortFilmFestival

FINAL DRAFT SCREENWRITING COMPETITION OPEN FOR ENTRIES

Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest is open for submissions. It's an annual, international feature film and television screenwriting contest designed to help launch the careers of aspiring writers. Writers who have entered Big Break have had their screenplays optioned, sold, and have secured high-profile representation.

The final deadline is 28th June 2024.

Find out more here: https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/?utm_source=bigbreak&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sc-3rdparty-2024

WARNER BROS. DISCOVERY ARE HIRING

Senior Technology Infrastructure Operations Engineer

The Senior Infrastructure Operations Engineer is responsible for the end-to-end delivery of Voice and Data Infrastructure services, supporting the Warner Brothers Studios Leavesden production and associated business operations. This position is based at Warner Brothers Studios Leavesden and requires an onsite presence Monday to Friday.

In this position, you will work closely with WBD’s Technology and Operations groups to ensure that the network and telephony infrastructure needs are fully addressed, from inception to requirement gathering to delivery and ongoing support.  The Sr. Infrastructure Operations Engineer will also be responsible for working alongside third parties and partners to ensure that work is being performed according to budgets and schedules, all while ensuring that quality and business agility needs are fully addressed. 

Find out more and apply here: https://warnerbros.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/global/job/Leavesden-South-Way/Senior-Infrastructure-Operations-Engineer_R000079591

Technology Infrastructure Operations Engineer

The Infrastructure Operations Engineer is responsible supporting the Sr. Infrastructure Operations Engineer with the end-to-end delivery of Voice and Data Infrastructure services, supporting the Warner Brothers Studios Leavesden production and associated business operations. This position is based at Warner Brothers Studios Leavesden and requires an onsite presence Monday to Friday. 

 

In this position, you will work closely with the Sr. Infrastructure Operations Engineer and WBD’s Technology and Operations groups to ensure that the network and telephony infrastructure needs are fully addressed, from inception to requirement gathering to delivery and ongoing support.  You will also support the Sr. Infrastructure Operations Engineer in working alongside third parties and partners to ensure that work is being performed according to budgets and schedules, all while ensuring that quality and business agility needs are fully addressed.

 

Find out more and apply here: https://warnerbros.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/global/job/Leavesden-South-Way/Infrastructure-Operations-Engineer_R000079589 

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR SCREENSKILLS BURSARIES

A ScreenSkills bursary is a cash grant to remove the obstacles to getting into the screen industries or progressing your career once you’re in. You can apply for money to pay for most things that relate to work and continuing professional development, such as training fees, accommodation, care, disability access costs, equipment, software and travel.

Bursaries are supported by the BFI, awarding National Lottery funds, by industry contributions to the Animation, Children’s TV,  Film, High-end TV and Unscripted Skills Funds. 

Find out more here: https://www.screenskills.com/bursaries/screenskills-bursaries-apply-for-funding-to-progress-your-career/

£1K GRANT AVAILABLE TO FEMALE COMEDY FILMMAKERS

The Phoebe Frances Brown Film Fund is a £1,000 grant that Mister Tibbs will award to a female filmmaker with a comedy idea they want to produce.

So if you’re a writer, director, producer, performer, animator, or some combination of those disciplines, if you identify as female, and if you make comedy, then we want to hear from you.

Phoebe Frances Brown was a hugely talented writer and performer who lost her battle with brain cancer in April 2022 aged just 29. She brought immense wit and warmth to all her work on stage and screen and was a founder member of the all-female comedy collective Major Labia.

THE DEADLINE for applications is Friday May 31st 2024 (please submit before 11:59pm).

Find out more here: https://www.mistertibbs.co.uk/phoebe

SHORT FILM FUNDING FOR YOUNG FILMMAKERS IN WILTSHIRE

Are you a script writer/director or producer between 18 and 35 years old and living in Wiltshire within a 20 mile radius of Swindon? We want to hear from you!

 

In partnership with our Patron, David Yates’ (Dir Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts/Pain Hustlers) production company Wychwood Media, we are launching Create Studios Short Film Fund.

Submit your short fiction drama scripts (up to 10min) before the 2nd of June. 5 projects will be shortlisted for the opportunity to do a live pitch at Create Studios. 2 successful proposals will receive mentoring and funding including Free Kit hire (worth up to £10k) and £1000 budget for each chosen film, which will premier in October 2024.

 

This fund is to help young filmmakers who have some experience in filmmaking, to take the next step in their creative career.

Find out more here: https://createstudios.org.uk/events/create-studios-short-film-fund/

Open Call FROM MELANIN HEALTH AND WELLNESS - Short Films - Community Cinema

We have another fantastic opportunity for media/film students/young filmmakers. 

 

We will be continuing our “Community Cinema” and we are now accepting submissions for short films, the theme remains around “mental health & wellness - either personal or related to your environment”.

 

We invite students and young filmmakers to send us their short films for us to showcase up to 4 films during the event, each lasting a maximum of 10 minutes. 

 

Pease submit your work via WeTransfer using melanin.hw@gmail.com and we will notify successful submissions once selected. 

 

The deadline is the 19th of May 2024 for the film screening to take place soon after. As a small organisation we are unfortunately not able to provide feedback for unsuccessful applicants. 

 

The best film, voted on the night, will receive a remuneration of £50 and payment will be made after the screening event and upon receipt of an invoice. 

 

Eligibility 

- You must be based in the UK and have a UK based bank account;

- You can only submit 1 film of which you own all copyrights; 

- You must be able to send us a high quality version of the film minimum 4K. 

 

A bit about us: 

 

We are a not for profit community interest company. We hire our community centre, located next to Elephant Park, SE17, to local groups, organisations and businesses, and our vision is to build an all-inclusive social community hub which bridges equality and diversity, providing services for all members of our community. 

FILM AND TV CHARITY OFFERING FREE WORKSPACE IN CENTRAL LONDON

Do you need somewhere to work, catch up with a colleague or have an informal meeting?

We’re opening our doors, firing up our coffee machine, and unveiling our FREE open workspace right in the heart of Soho.

 

  • Space is limited, so head over to our Eventbrite page to book your two-hour slot.

  • You can book multiple slots for the same day (if you need a place to work for the whole day), and you can book up to three days per two-week period. 

  • New slots become available for booking each Friday afternoon at 3pm.

 

We want our ground floor café to be a hub for the film, TV, and cinema community, so book a table, grab the free WiFi password, and spread the word!

The Film and TV Charity should be your community. We want 22 Golden Square, London, W1F 9AD, to be your home.

SHORT FILM COMMISSIONS AVAILABLE FOR DANCE FILMS

Three Dance on Screen short film commission opportunities are available from Sadler's Wells. The selected projects will receive £5,000 each to make a five to eight minute film inspired by the theme, The Classics ReFramed. This commission is open to dance artists of all styles and practices, as well as other creatives collaborating with dance artists.

 

The films will ask: How can we reimagine the classics for our times? What messages from these stories continue to resonate with artists and audiences?

For films where the artists are available to record in London, you will have the opportunity to work with the Sadler’s Wells’ filmmaker who will record and edit your piece. For films taking place outside of London, the Sadler’s Wells’ producers can work with you to help shape your idea and source a filmmaker. All costs including external filmmakers and equipment will need to be covered within the £5000 commission.

The final pieces will premiere here on Digital Stage in early 2025 and will also have a screening at the new Sadler’s Wells East venue.

The deadline for entry is 9am BST on Friday 31 May 2024.

Find out more here: https://www.sadlerswells.com/digital-stage/commission-the-classics-reframed/

WFTV MEMBERS COLLABORATED ON SHORT FILM MORNING STAR

WFTV members Zara Balfour, Larissa Bonaci and Dawn Sharpless have collaborated on short film Morning Star.

Morning Star takes you on a riveting ride through history. Set against the backdrop of 1940s Malta, this true story weaves together the magnetic tale of Christina, a British entertainer, and the fearless RAF pilot, Warby, whose love story unfolds amidst the impending darkness of World War II.

Starring Larissa Bonaci and Ben Lamb (The Gilded Age) and featuring rarely glimpsed historical archive footage, elegant design and an original musical score, "Morning Star" promises an unforgettable blend of romance and wartime suspense.

Find out more here: https://www.morningstarshortfilm.com/

View the press pack here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1u-7VC9LTXiaxWnD40VwKbahczgqge1cg

Apply to FLAMIN AnimationS FOR EARLY-CAREER BLACK ANIMATORS

FLAMIN Animations is a commissioning programme for early-career Black-identifying* artist animators living in the UK. Part of Film London Artists' Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), the programme aims to support artist animators as they take their first steps into a career working with the moving image, with development support and funding for a new work.

 

The four new 2-3 minute animation commissions will be screened in London and FLAMIN will support the selected artist animators in getting further exposure for their work.

FLAMIN Animations looks to commission Black-identifying* practitioners as a considered acknowledgement of the underrepresentation of Black artists within the art, film, and animation industries. It offers £3,000 to create a new animation as well as development advice and support.

Applications close 27th May.

Find out more here: https://filmlondon.org.uk/resource/apply-to-flamin-animations

1-2-1 COACHING SESSIONS FOR SCREENWRITERS BY WFTV MEMBER

WFTV member and writer Colette Flanagan is offering hour long, one to one coaching sessions on creative writing for screenwriters and WFTV members, for a limited period. As well as holding a Screenwriting MA, she recently graduated from Cambridge University with a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing.  She’d like to gain some experience teaching and coaching writers and would be interested to see how/if the sessions would be of benefit.  

 

The sessions will be confidential (with no obligation to share work) and will focus on… 

 

  1. Conjuring / idea creation. 

  2. Using imagery to trigger the readers imagination.  

  3. Story outlining.  

 

Colette is London-based but will be in Devon the 2nd week in May and although happy to run sessions online would really like to do some sessions in person, where possible.  

 

If interested, please get in touch with Colette directly via coletteflanaganstory@gmail.com

CALL FOR FEATURE FILM AND TV SCRIPTS

A Producer and WFTV Member working closely with a leading streaming service and commissioner is seeking Feature Film and TV scripts.

Please include the genre, log line and synopsis in the email and full script as an attachment. If there is a treatment please do include that as well.

Please send the above to Specscripts1@gmail.com with the subject:

 

WFTV Scripts Film/TV (specify TV or Film script in subject dependent on your script type).

 

If you have more than 1 script please send in a separate email.

We look forward to hearing from you.

2024 BlueCat TV Writing Competition: CALL FOR ENTRIES

BlueCat has a long and distinguished history of discovering unknown TV writers, introducing them to the industry and launching their careers.

 

We have two categories: Hour Pilot and Half-Hour Pilot. 

 

Every pilot submitted will receive script analysis at no additional cost. After receiving feedback, all writers will be eligible to revise their scripts and resubmit. 

 

Send us your pilot—-we want to help you develop your script!

 

Deadlines:

  • Early: April 2nd

  • Regular: May 7th 

  • Final: June 4th

  • Late: June 25th 

  • Resubmission: July 23rd 

 

Founded in 1998 by award-winning writer Gordy Hoffman, BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters through written analysis provided to all entrants, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry. 

 

https://tvwritingcompetition.com/

 

BlueCat's Alumni include:

 

Aaron Guzikowski (Verve/Madhouse) wrote PRISONERS, the remake of PAPILLON, and Ridley Scott's RAISED BY WOLVES.

 

Fergal Rock wrote DEPARTURES starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams.

 

Ana Lily Amirpour (CAA), won Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice Film Festival for THE BAD BATCH, directed by Lyle Vincent (DREAMLAND) and starring Jason Momoa, Jim Carrey and Keanu Reeves. She will direct CLIFFHANGERS produced by Neal Mortiz.

 

Ashleigh Powell (Gersh/Good Fear Film), wrote THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS directed by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston. She’s currently writing THE ATHENA PROJECT for Warner Bros and THE PAPER MAGICIAN for Disney.

WFTV MEMBER AND PRODUCER LOOKING TO SCREEN SHORT FILM IN LONDON

WFTV member and producer Nina Napier has produced a short film which she is looking to screen at a London venue in May. The film is directed by Helen Iley, has a predominantly female crew and is an empowering story of  a boxer trying to overcome trauma.

The film has been produced on a very tight budget so she is looking for discounted rates for cinema hire for a small screening.

Please contact Nina via nnapier3@icloud.com

WFTV MEMBER SARAH BLAIR RELEASING AN Orchestral EP

WFTV member Sarah Blair is a classically trained composer based in London.

She is releasing an orchestral EP on April 19th; the music is inspired by photographs by the Portuguese fine art photographer Henri Prestes.

Listen to a preview here: https://on.soundcloud.com/hDxFXVazzeeZnGky9

WFTV MEMBER SETTING UP A wftv SHORT FILM CLUB GROUP CHAT

Hi everyone, 

 

So far I've met some lovely people at WFTV networking events and I thought it would be a great idea to put together a WFTV Short Film Club group chat. This could be used to find collaborations, ask questions about funding or just general support and queries. 

 

If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, please fill in the form below with your details. 

https://forms.gle/U53De2AoiMTCBmzt5

 

Thanks in advance! 

 

Casey 

WFTV MEMBER SEEKING NEW REPRESENTATION

WFTV member  Katherine Hayes, recently listed as an Athena List finalist seeking  new representation.  

 

The script for this nod was 'The Pendulum Woman' - more about this here: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/2024-athena-list-finalists-1235790684/

 

Katherine also works regularly as theatre director and as dramaturg.
Grateful for any recommendations or suggestions - Katherinehayes.khcreate@gmail.com / 07981338712

WFTV MEMBER AND NFTS PRODUCER LOOKING FOR EDITOR AND SOUND RECORDIST

I'm a film-making certificate student and producer at NFTS who has written a script and is in the process of producing a short film. Currently, I'm in search of an editor and a sound recordist who are enthusiastic about joining this project. While it's a no-budget drama, we have an exceptional Director of Photography with credits on two Oscar-winning projects, a highly talented up-and-coming director from NFTS, and a skilled script editor who is also a film-making certificate student.

To get a glimpse of my previous work, please check out these examples: https://vimeo.com/user18291662

 

If you're interested in being part of this exciting project, please don't hesitate to reach out by emailing me at hello@neelyreyes.com

WFTV MEMBER INTERVIEWED ABOUT HER SHORT FILM IN GUAP MAGAZINE

WFTV member Celia Willis, whose film Venetian Men was shown as part of the first WFTV Short Film Club, has made a new short film entitled BOYS, an adaptation of the successful play. The film an exploration of the beauties of masculinity and brotherhood between men of colour, merging the conventions of theatre and film.

Watch the film and read the interview with Celia in Guap magazine here.

https://celiawillis.co.uk/

Editor and WFTV Member looking to work on more female-led short films

Hi everyone, 

 

Hope you're doing well in the new year! 

 

I'm Casey and a new member of the WFTV network. I'm looking to continue working on my editing craft, so if you're seeking a short film editor, let's team up! It's one of the ways I stay creative and I've always enjoyed working with female directors. I come from a scripted background, working as a 1st Assistant Editor in London.

If you don't have any projects on the horizon, it would still be great to connect and grab a coffee with women in the industry. I'm currently working in Leicester Square/Tottenham Court Road so if you're nearby, we can easily schedule something.

I can be reached at caseykarsinwong@gmail.com

Website: www.cwong.co.uk

Black Women in Post Production (BWIPP) NETWORK

Are you a Black/Black Mixed heritage woman or non-binary creative working or aspiring to work in Post Production?

 

Join the Black Women In Post Production Network for FREE!

 

By joining their community, you'll gain access to a wealth of resources, tools and support systems in a safe, inclusive digital space. 

 

Together, we're shaping the future of their industry by connecting Black female and non-binary talent to opportunity and building networks that are all too often out of reach.

 

Sign up here: https://bwipp.co.uk/join/

 

You'll receive an invite to their Community Hub and have the option to join their talent directory too!

 

For allies, advocates and industry friends that wish to support their work and be invited to their networking events, please sign up to their mailing list here.

 

Listen to BWIPP Network on Spotify: https://sptfy.com/bwipppodcast 

Watch BWIPP Network on YouTube: youtube.com/@bwippnetwork

Follow us on Instagram: @bwippnetwork 

Visit their website: www.bwipp.co.uk 

Contact us: hello@bwipp.co.uk

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 robert@actorschildren.org.     @ActorsChildren

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

Agent North 

Red Talent Management

north@redtalentmanagement.com

www.redtalentmanagement.com

+44 (0) 161 204 7598 (North)

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.

 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/GGsR0A1NTZI

News article: https://onlylovemattersmovie.com/news

Interviews: https://youtu.be/JJIwX9WUH4M

Awards: https://onlylovemattersmovie.com/blog/awards

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.

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’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 gaiameucci@gmail.com or you can contact me through my website where you can see reviews about working with me.

 

gaiascripteditor.com

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
📖 workshops
🎙 live reads of new work
📺 screenings
🔮 writuals
🎁 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.

https://messycollective.substack.com/

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 

Trailer:

https://youtu.be/q8VDFoYqFZo?si=Z4e1Hu0WMXxHeUiL

 

Twitter/X:

https://twitter.com/firstbornfilms

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/cyborgadocumentary

TV PRODUCER AND WFTV MEMBER LOOKING TO MAKE CONNECTIONS

Hello!

 

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:

 

aysejamieson@icloud.com 

The Talent Manager: https://www.thetalentmanager.com/talent/36413/ayse-jamieson 

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ayse-n-jamieson-185ab640/

 

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Kind Regards

 

Ayşe Jamieson

AWARDED SCREENWRITER WITH A LARGE PORTFOLIO (3 FEATURES, 1 TV PILOT, MULTIPLE SHORTS) LOOKING FOR PRODUCERS AND DIRECTORS

Hi, 

 

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. 

 

Website: https://kamilastopyra.wixsite.com/screenwriter

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamilastopyra/

Instagram: @kamila_stopyra

 

Speak soon!

Kamila Stopyra

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.

https://bulldog-film.com/films/love-without-walls/

Stream Sophie and Paul's heart-breaking story of love, homelessness and music straight into your home anytime you want

Don't forget; the film is also out in #Ireland and on #SkyStore

 

www.lovewithoutwallsfilm.com for more details 

WFTV MEMBER LOOKING FOR MENTOR IN THE HETV INDUSTRY

Hi all, 

 

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 tallulah.vaughan95@gmail.com

 

Thanks so much! 

 

Tallulah Vaughan 

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 sami@picturesforthepeople.com to speak more about the opportunity.

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 fern@greatscottfilms.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 (natasha@unioncontent.film).

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.

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