The UK's Women in Film and Television (WFTV) has hosted its 17th annual awards at a ceremony at London's Hilton Park Lane. Honorees include film producer Alison Owen, BBC Films head Jane Wright, and Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
The ceremony was opened by Sophie Balhetchet, cair of WFTV, and hosted by Jenny Eclair with Heather Rabbatts as guest speaker.
The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award, producer Verity Lambert, died recently after battling cancer. 'She was a passionate professional, a mentor, an inspiration - a truly exemplary woman in the work she produced and the life she lived,' Balhetchet said.
The Women in Film and TV Awards 2007 Winners
Project Management Award (sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland)
Winner: Jane Wright (Commercial Affairs and General Manager, BBC Films)
Presented by Richard Armitage
New Talent Award (sponsored by Talkback Thames)
Winner: Natasha Braier (DOP for XXY)
Presented by Gurinder Chadha
Script Award (sponsored by the UK Film Council)
Winner: JK Rowling
Presented by Evanna Lynch
Business Award (sponsored by Olswang)
Winner: Elizabeth Murdoch
Presented by Simon Cowell
News and Factual Award (sponsored by the BBC )
Winner: Lyse Doucet
Presented by Dr Mohammad Rahim Sherzoy, Ambassador of Afghanistan to Her Majesty's Court in London.
Craft Award (sponsored by Panalux)
Winner: Jet Omoshebi (post-production)
Presented by Ashley Walters
Creative Originality Award (sponsored by Five)
Winner: Julia Davis
Presented by Sharon Small
Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award (sponsored by ITV) Winner: Tess Alps
Presented by Danny Dyer
Contribution to the Medium Award (sponsored by Ecosse Films)
Winner: Alison Owen
Presented by Benedict Cumberbatch
Lifetime Achievement Award (sponsored by Working Title Films) Winner: Verity Lambert
Presented by Sir Jeremy Isaacs