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WFTV selects 20 mid-career particpants for mentoring scheme

Women in Film and Television have selected 20 participants for the 2012 WFTV Mentoring Scheme, supported by Skillset and EON Productions.

The initiative runs for six months from January to June 2012. Each mid-career participant will have six hours of mentoring contact with an industry expert. The scheme also includes seminars and access to training and networking opportunities.


There are 10 women currently working in TV:
Alexandra Benedict, writer, drama
Georgia Brown, commercial executive, comedy & drama
Monica Coyne, vision mixer, sport & politics
Cindy De Pasquale, producer/director, factual
Sasha Djurkovic, producer/director, documentary
Sian Harries, scriptwriter, comedy & children
Amy Newstead, director of photography
Sophie Robinson, producer/director, factual
Gillane Seaborne, series producer, entertainment
Laura Wilshaw, senior producer & programme editor, news

The 20 women currently working in film are:
Sally Eastland, writer
Emer Gillespie, writer
Eloher Knowles, voiceover artist
Gabi Norland, director of photography
Moronke Owoborode [pictured], writer/filmmaker
Emily Perowne, second assistant director
Joanna Rogers, producer
Helena Smith, writer/director
Andrea Wallace Grant, filmmaker and script editor
Megan Stuart Wallace, producer

Confirmed mentors include: Richard Fell, Head of Drama, Fresh Pictures; Kate Leys, Script
Editor; Debbie Vertue, General Manager, Hartswood Films; Nina Kellgren, Director of Photography;
Jane Lush, Joint MD, Splash Media; Andrew Baker, MD Rights.tv; and Christopher Figg, CEO
Piccadilly Pictures.

The scheme’s producer, Nicola Lees, said: “I’m thrilled to be working with another group of accomplished, motivated, and diverse women and look forward to seeing what they can achieve — individually and collectively — over the next few months.

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