WFTV northern Ireland MENTORING SCHEME
The WFTV Mentoring Scheme is a programme designed for women looking to take a significant step in their career. For the Northern Ireland Mentoring Scheme to apply you must have more than five years’ experience working in film, TV or digital production.
The deadline for the Northern Irish Mentoring Scheme is 09:00 on
Monday 14 December.
Meet the 2020 Mentees
Freelance writer and VR creator
Freelance Producer and Director
Margaret Mc Golderick
Director and Producer, Causeway Pictures
Director and Producer,
Órfhlaith Ni Chearnaigh
Producer, Director and Writer,
WFTV has an extensive database of past and potential mentors who are keen to pass on their skills and experience to the next generation. Once mentees have been selected for the scheme they are hand-matched with an experienced industry figure who commits to spending at least six hours with their mentee over six months. Mentors are drawn from across the film and TV industry
Kate Townsend - Director of Original Documentary, Netflix
Lisa McGee - Stage and Screen Writer
Mark Huffam - Film & Television Producer
Jannine Waddell - Managing Director, Waddell Media and Executive Producer
Danny Horan - Head of Factual, Channel 4’s
Fiona Campbell - Controller, BBC 3
Julia Short - Film Distributor and Marketing Consultant
WHAT the MENTORS SAy about the scheme
The Mentee scheme is an exceptionally rewarding programme to be part of. To watch the transformation of the individuals over the period of six months is astonishing. For anyone to have the time to dig deep into what is most important, set goals and implement change to reach them is a unique opportunity that very few will ever have.
I was perfectly matched with my mentee and believe that we both derived a benefit from our series of meetings. Training is crucial for the continued development of careers, especially for women, as the commercial side of the business is often overlooked but is vital if films are to be successful in the worldwide market place.
MD Spring Films
Nothing is more effective in our fraught industry than the marriage of experience to aspiration. Linking mentees with passion and drive to industry veterans prepared to guide them is a great way to help remove some of the many hurdles ahead.