the wftv house
VIRTUAL MEMBERS' CLUB
To celebrate International Women’s Day,
you are invited to join our virtual members’ club – WFTV's The House.
08 March 2021 | 19:00 - 20:30
We have brought together some great talent from across the Film and TV industry to host each of the rooms in our virtual members’ club.
Once in the virtual door you can choose to visit the Director's Den, the Composer's Studio, the Actor's Green Rooms, our Commissioner's Corners, the Writer's Rooms or get involved with a cocktail masterclass in the bar. The idea is that you choose the hosts you’d like to meet, and we’ll place you and a handful of other members in their room to enjoy a drink and a creative conversation.
Please browse our list of brilliant guest hosts and select three people you’d like to meet in the house. We will do our best to connect you with your top choices. You might have questions about their work or want advice on your own, but mainly it’s an opportunity to meet new people, get inspired and have a virtual night out, even if we are locked down.
Full details of how to sign up to your preferred rooms will be released shortly.
Once you’ve booked your place in WFTV’s The House, you will receive an email asking you to submit your choices in the coming days. We’re operating on a first come first served basis but will try to accommodate as many requests as possible.
visit the house
20 ROOMS | NETWORK | KEY INDUSTRY EXPERTS & TALENT | THE GIN KITCHEN
ACTOR'S GREEN ROOM
ACTOR'S GREEN ROOM
COMMISSIONER'S CORNER - CHANNEL 4
COMMISSIONER'S CORNER - BBC DOCUMENTARIES
COMMISSIONER'S CORNER - ITV
BASEMENT KIT ROOM
COACHING & WELLNESS
DEN - drama
THE WRITER'S ROOM
WHO'S IN THE house?
Welcoming us into the house will be the inspirational actor and writer Meera Syal, and hosting The Writer’s Room will be writer and WFTV award winner Laurie Nunn. Actors Lesley Sharp and Cherlyee Houston will be sharing their experiences in The Actor's Green Room and Channel 4’s Head of Drama Caroline Hollick, BBC’s Emma Loach and ITV’s Lara Akeju will be joining us in our Commissioner’s Corners and more - see all our hosts here.
THE HOUSE AGENDA
19:00: Introduction by Katie Bailiff CEO, WFTV and welcome from Meera Syal CBE
19:25-19:45: First round of creative conversations
19:45-20:00: Interval and special guests
20:00-20:20: Second round of creative conversations
20:20-20:30: Closing time
Sponsored by The Gin Kitchen.
how will the event work?
This event will be hosted by Zoom.us. You will receive a URL link to the meeting with your confirmation.
You will be added to a Zoom meeting with other WFTV members. This is an informal session, so members will be free to chat about any topics they like.
Prior to the meeting, please make sure that the device you will be using has a microphone and speaker so that you can enjoy a (digitally) face to face conversation with others.
This event is for existing WFTV members only. Members please log-in to your account and sign up below this listing. If you are not a member and would like to join, membership costs just £100 + VAT/yr , please click here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At WFTV we’re really keen to ensure that all our events are accessible for everyone. So if you have any particular access needs, please can you let us know before an event and we will do our best to accommodate you. We would be grateful if you can give us as much notice as possible – please contact email@example.com
Each room will be the backdrop to different creative conversations with a chance to meet new people, get inspired and have a night out - even if we’re locked down. The full line up and details of how to sign up to your preferred rooms will be released shortly.
sponsored by THE GIN KITCHEN
The Gin Kitchen Distillery began in 2016, born out of an idea, a love of fine spirits and a lot of passion and creativity.
In January 2016 Kate Gregory heard a radio programme about making gin. It was her lightbulb, lifechanging moment. Kate began researching gins and, along with her best friend and fellow founder Helen Muncie, turned her kitchen into a makeshift gin distillery, invited her school mum friends round for tasting sessions and The Gin Kitchen was born.
The idea was simple: to create the finest gin on the planet; a gin that can be enjoyed neat, with tonic or in cocktails. Kate and Helen developed a bold new style of gin with a fresh, vibrant palate and rich texture.
Their first bottle - Gutsy Monkey Winter Gin – launched in 2016 and was initially available only locally to Dorking, before they were approached by retailers in neighbouring towns, and then further afield until within a year The Gin Kitchen bottles were on sale in Fortnum and Mason.
A few years on and the gins have won international medals and have been Spirit of the Month at Fortnum and Mason. The Gin Kitchen continues to develop new gins and techniques in a 170-year old barn in the English Surrey Hills led by a powerhouse all female team.