BAFTA award winner Hattie Daltonhas been selected as the latest female director to benefit from Women in Filmand Television (WFTV) initiative Directing Change.

She will work alongside SirRichard Eyre on upcoming feature Notes From A Scandal

Directing Change is designed to address theunder-representation of women directors in the UK industry. It gives womendirectors the opportunity to work with an experienced and internationallyrecognised feature film director during a major production.

Writer/director won a BAFTA in2005 for her short film The Banker.

Eyre's new film is an adaptationof Zoe Heller's acclaimed novel Notes From A Scandal and stars Dame Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Bill Nighy.It started filming this month in London. During the placement, Hattie willreceive financial assistance from Directing Change to cover her expenses.

Notes From A Scandal has been adapted by Patrick Marber (Closer) and is being produced by Scott Rudin and Robert Fox forFox Searchlight.

Dalton said: "Friends had heardabout the Directing Change scheme and told me I should apply. It is such aunique opportunity - usually, it's hard to be a fly on the wall when directingso it is a real privilege to be on the inside, working with the director andactors of such a high profile film.