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NOVEMBER 2022 events

Meet the Agent: Q&A with Sue Ayton, Knight Ayton Management
Sue Ayton
Sue Ayton | Agent, Knight Ayton Management
Katie Bailiff | CEO, WFTV

Watch back WFTV’s Katie Bailiff in conversation with agent Sue Ayton of Knight Ayton Management. Hear about Sue’s 35+ years in the industry, from what she looks for in a client to how to negotiate deals, getting the best out of a client and her top insider tips.

Knight Ayton Management has been representing journalists and presenters since 1989. The company remains independent and is still owned and run by the founding partners Sue Ayton and Sue Knight and joined by Helen Purvis as partner in 2019.

How to Take Control of Your Financial Wellbeing (and Better Navigate the Cost of Living Crisis)
Sasha Speed | Financial Coach 

Financial wellbeing encourages people to think about the control they have over their financial future and their relationship with money. Good financial wellbeing is about making the most of your money from day to day, dealing with the unexpected and generally feeling confident about your finances. In the face of the current economic headlines, many are experiencing levels of financial anxiety that we may have never experienced before.  Our financial wellbeing is under threat, raising stress levels and potentially impacting upon our mental health.

In this event, Financial Coach Sasha Speed will explore:

  • Your approach to money and where it came from

  • Understanding your money mindset

  • How you can improve your relationship with money

  • Practical tips and steps to improve your financial wellbeing right now

Financial Wellbeing
CAUSEway: Q&A with director and executive producer Lila Neugebauer 
Lila Neugebauer | Director and Executive Producer
Wendy Mitchell 
| Moderator and Film Festival Consultant 

Causeway, from Apple Original Films, is an intimate portrait of a soldier struggling to adjust to her life after returning home to New Orleans, starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence.

Join WFTV for a conversation with Director and Executive Producer Lila Neugebauer in conversation with Wendy Mitchell, where she discussed her experience of working on the film and with Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence and Brian Tyree Henry to bring this moving story to screen.


Neugebauer also shared the journey of her directorial debut and her experience moving from the worlds of theatre and television to film.

Meet the Commissioner (Scripted): Nana Hughes, Head of Comedy, ITV
Nana Hughes | Head of Comedy, ITV
Janet Awe 

In this event, Nana Hughes, Head of Comedy, ITV, discussed the current landscape of scripted comedy in TV, her thoughts on what makes a great show and sharing insights on how to get a project commissioned.

Nana’s recent commissions include Deep Fake Neighbour Wars, Count Abdullah, Ruby Speaking, Significant Other, The Family Pile and PLEBS: The War.

Fire of Love: Q&A with Director Sara Dosa
Sara Dosa | Director
Wendy Mitchell | Moderator and Film Festival Consultant 

Katia and Maurice Krafft loved two things — each other and volcanoes. For two decades, the daring French volcanologist couple roamed the planet, chasing eruptions and documenting their discoveries. Ultimately, they lost their lives in a 1991 volcanic explosion, leaving a legacy that forever enriched our knowledge of the natural world.

Director Sara Dosa and the filmmaking team fashion a lyrical celebration of the intrepid scientists’ spirit of adventure, drawing from the Kraffts’ spectacular archive. Fire of Love tells a story of primordial creation and destruction, following two bold explorers as they venture into the unknown, all for the sake of love.

Watch this conversation with director Sara Dosa who discussed the making of the documentary from idea to screen; offering insight to her creative process and working with archival footage and some of the challenges faced along the way. Chaired by journalist, moderator and film festival consultant Wendy Mitchell.

Resilience and Self-Care in Times of Turmoil with Tracy Forsyth
Tracy Forsyth | Leadership Coach and a 500 hour professionally qualified yoga teacher.

Watch back this workshop with Coach and Mentor Tracy Forsyth.

This is a virtual workshop which teaches practical self-care techniques to stop, pause and process what is going on inside in order to feel calmer and more in control of emotional turmoil.  Using breathing, mindfulness and gentle stretches, it gifts participants with take-home tools to increase self-awareness, self-compassion and strengthens resilience to external turbulence.

Aftersun: In Conversation with Writer/Director Charlotte Wells
Charlotte Wells | Writer and Director 
Wendy Mitchell | Moderator and Film Festival Consultant 

Watch back the conversation with Scottish writer and director Charlotte Wells, who shared behind the scenes insight to the development and making of her debut feature film. Aftersun premiered in Critics’ Week at Cannes where it won a jury prize and has since won further awards and has been screened at festivals internationally.

The Tourist: Q&A with Danielle Macdonald and Catriona Renton
Danielle Macdonald | Actor
Catriona Renton | Assistant Producer
Rhianna Dhillon | Film Journalist 

Watch back  a conversation with some of the team behind the hit BBC drama, The Tourist.

In this event hosted by Rhianna Dhillon, talent Danielle Macdonald and Assistant Producer Catriona Renton will be discussing their experience making the series and filming in the outback. Danielle Macdonald will also be sharing insight to developing the character of Helen Chambers from script to screen.

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