Directing Change, a UK scheme to address theunder-representation of women directors in the industry, is to run for a thirdconsecutive year in 2005.

Runby Women in Film and Television (WFTV) and backed by United InternationalPictures (UIP), it gives women directors the opportunity to work alongside anexperienced and internationally established director during a forthcomingfeature film production.

Thetwo beneficiaries of the Directing Change scheme in 2003 were Shreepali Patel,who worked alongside Roger Michell on EnduringLove, and Tammy Riley-Smith, who worked alongside John Madden on Proof.

Angela Murray, the recipient of Directing Change 2004, is currently working alongside director Stephen Frears on theforthcoming film Mrs Henderson Presents.

The2005 programme will provide two more women, with proven directorial experiencein any medium, with financial assistance to cover expenses during their filmwork placement. Applications closeMarch 4, 2005.

Furtherdetails on how to apply to Directing Change can be found at or by contacting theWFTV office on 020 7240 4875.