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SEPTEMBER 2020 events

How to use social media effectively: Facebook with Jo Booth
Speaker:
Jo Booth | Managing Director, Social Media Makes Sense Ltd.

Over the last few months, digital platforms have helped us stay connected on both a personal and professional level more than ever. Throughout the How to use social media efficiently events strand we will be exploring how you can best use these platforms to share and promote your work and grow your audience.

Speaking to experts, we will looking at tips and tricks around maximising your professional online brand. Looking at how to navigate each platform to showcase your work with online platforms to be able to get it seen, develop your career, find job prospects and grow connections with collaborators.

From algorithm hacks to best practice and promoting your work on Facebook, this 45 minute session with Jo, the Founder of Social Media Makes Sense (https://socialmediamakessense.co.uk/), will help you maximise your impact on Facebook, engage with wider audiences and create stronger communities.

WFTV Q&A: In Conversation with Channing Godfrey Peoples, Director and Nicole Beharie, Actor – Miss Juneteenth
Speakers:
Channing Godfrey People | Director
Tracy Forsyth

Join WFTV for an exclusive interview with director Channing Godfrey Peoples about her feature film debut Miss Juneteenth.

In this event, host Tracy Forsyth will be speaking to the filmmaker about how growing up in Fort Worth Texas inspired the story, the significance of the Miss Juneteenth pageant which takes place annually on Juneteenth - a holiday in recognition of slaves in Texas being freed - and her experiences of making the film.

WFTV Running Productions Under COVID-19:
Production and E&O Insurance
Speakers:
Claire Templeton
Rhona Alsworth 

In this session, Claire Templeton and Rhona Alsworth  will be providing an update on Production and E&O Insurance in a COVID world.

WFTV Mums & Carers: How job sharing can help your career
Speaker:
Michelle James Reynolds

Hear from Michelle James Reynolds from Share My Telly Job to find out how job sharing can help women stay in the television industry. She will discuss why television needs more flexible working structures, how to find a job share partner and what makes a successful job share.

Parents, and women particularly, are often the ones most acutely affected by the lack of flexible work in TV.  So flexible work initiatives such as job sharing can make a huge difference in helping women continue to develop their careers

WFTV Online: In conversation with Jocelyn Jee Esien
Speakers:
Jocelyn Jee Esien | Comedian
Tracy Forsyth

An exclusive talk with Jocelyn Jee Esien, comedian, actor and writer and star of 3 Non-Blondes, Little Miss Jocelyn, The Upstart Crow and many more.

Born to Nigerian parents in Hackney, she was the first black woman in the UK and US to be given her own comedy show.  Since then she has written and appeared on film (AbFab, Hustle), television (Turn up Charlie, The Midnight Gang) and on stage as the title role in Dr Faustus and Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Join us as she talks about what drives her creativity, what she thinks about diversity on screen today and the role of women creatives in the content

How to use social media effectively: LinkedIn with Louise Brogan
Speaker:
Louise Brogan | SocialBeeNI

Over the last few months, digital platforms have helped us stay connected on both a personal and professional level more than ever. Throughout the How to use social media efficiently events strand we will be exploring how you can best use these platforms to share and promote your work and grow your audience.

Speaking to experts, we will looking at tips and tricks around maximising your professional online brand. Looking at how to navigate each platform to showcase your work with online platforms to be able to get it seen, develop your career, find job prospects and grow connections with collaborators.

In this session, Louise is going to be how to optimise your LinkedIn profile, talking strategy and planning, post frequency and looking at the content that you share to help your connections and engagement on the platform.

WFTV Panel: Below the Line Agents
Speakers:
Sara Putt | MD of Sara Putt Associates
Rosa Romero Casarotto Ramsay & Associates

Join WFTV for a panel event about how to get an agent if you are ‘below the line’ talent. There are a wide range of production roles that fall into this category including; DoPs, 1st ADs, editors, sound recordists, stunt coordinators, through to costume and hair and make-up.

Chaired by Sara Putt, the founder of Sara Putt Associates, this session is aimed at freelance heads of department who are thinking that they would like representation but don’t quite know how to go about it, or what to expect from it, and also for those who have an agent but are unsure as to how to manage the relationship.

Sara will be in conversation with a panel of agents; Rosa Romero, Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, Alison Law, McKinney Macartney Management and Laurily Adams, Sara Putt Associates, all of whom will bring their unique insights and experience to the discussion. Key elements will include; when and how to approach agents, what your role in the relationship should be, what agents can - and can’t do; and how you know when the talent-agent relationship is working well.

By the end of the event you will have a greater understanding of the role of an agent, more confidence in how to go about finding the right agent for you; and a range of tools to help develop that relationship.

Alison Law | McKinney Macartney Management
Laurily Adams | Sara Putt Associates
WFTV Women in Tech: Camera and Lighting –
Steadicam

This is the first of our new camera & lighting strand where we will hear from a range of leading experts in the field. Today we'll explore the role & work of the Steadicam operator with Sally Smith & Ilana Garrard

WFTV Women in Tech: Camera and Lighting – Steadicam

In this new WFTV camera and lighting strand we will be running webinars and workshops; and hearing from a range of leading experts in the field. It will cover everything from how to achieve the perfect shot to workshops on lighting, lenses and camera equipment. We will also have interviews with award winning cinematographers and a range of other industry professionals.

Join us for the first event in this new series which will explore the role and work of the Steadicam operator.

Chaired by Sally Smith, a freelance camera operator and director and former WFTV Mentee, this session is aimed at operators who are interested in making a move over to Steadicam and also for production personnel who want to learn more about using this specialist kit for their film and television projects. The event will also look at the role Steadicam can play in storytelling and will offer tips and techniques to get the best out of your Steadicam shoot.

Speakers:
Sally Smith | Steadicam Operator
Ilana Garrard | Steadicam Operator
WFTV Running Productions Under COVID-19: Sustainability
Speakers:
Roser Canela-Mas | Industry Sustainability Manager for albert
Rachel Jovanovic | 1st AD & Cohort Manager for Emmerdale
Helen Wallbank | Production Manager

This session will be hosted by Roser Canela-Mas, Industry Sustainability Manager for albert. albert is a BAFTA, indie and broadcaster backed project; bringing the screen industries together to tackle our environmental impact and inspire sustainable living.

 

Roser will be in conversation with Rachel Jovanovic, 1st AD & Cohort Manager for Emmerdale, and Helen Wallbank, Production Manager for Springwatch together they will be discussing what the potential implications are on sustainability and environmental targets when productions are grappling with new ways of working under complex Covid-19 guidelines.

Roser Canela-Mas, Rachel Jovanovic and Helen Wallbank will explore if and how, we can build a better, more environment friendly industry. Join us to discuss the challenges and opportunities.

How to use social media effectively: Film Festival Strategy
Speakers:
Frankie Stewart | Submissions Coordinator at Festival Formula
Kate Stocker-Wright | Admin Assistant & Education Outreach Officer at Festival Formula

Over the last few months, digital platforms have helped us stay connected on both a personal and professional level more than ever. Throughout the How to use social media efficiently events strand we will be exploring how you can best use these platforms to share and promote your work and grow your audience.

Speaking to experts, we will looking at tips and tricks around maximising your professional online brand. Looking at how to navigate each platform to showcase your work with online platforms to be able to get it seen, develop your career, find job prospects and grow connections with collaborators.

Festival Formula is the culmination of more than 15 years experience strategising film festival submissions including content creation for social media.

WFTV Filmmakers Masterclass: Anna Hall, The Family Secret
Speakers:
Alison Millar | Life Coach
Anna Hall | Filmmaker

Hear from renowned filmmakers talking about their film & taking us behind the scenes. We start with host Alison Millar speaking to Anna Hall about her critically acclaimed film The Family Secret. 

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