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Articles on career development and the business of film and TV - curated to inspire those on the WFTV UK mentoring scheme.
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Televisual | BLOGS & COMMENTS

Televisual | BLOGS & COMMENTS | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Televisual | The Business Magazine For The Broadcast And Production Community
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Six ways the film business is changing

Six ways the film business is changing | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
The coming of a new year always makes me pause and take stock.  It’s a time when people traditionally ponder what they’re up to, where they’re going and what they want to do next.  So I have spent some time thinking about what’s happening in the film business and where we’re going.  I don’t like predictions …
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First Draft: Knowing the Difference Between Fact and Truth When Adapting a True Story - MovieMaker Magazine

First Draft: Knowing the Difference Between Fact and Truth When Adapting a True Story - MovieMaker Magazine | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Paul Attanasio’s script for Quiz Show was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars and the Golden Globes, and won a BAFTA Award.
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Cooke Optics TV | Cinematography Tips Spotlight

Cooke Optics TV | Cinematography Tips Spotlight | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Interviews with some of the worlds renowned cinematographers, who share their advice and behind the scenes stories from their experiences throughout their careers in movie making.
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Don’t Update that LinkedIn Profile Just Yet—Here’s When and Why You Might Want to Hold Off

Don’t Update that LinkedIn Profile Just Yet—Here’s When and Why You Might Want to Hold Off | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is one of the best resources for job seekers as well as those working to build their careers. But, since almost every update you make is shared wi
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Women aren't the problem in the film industry, men are

Women aren't the problem in the film industry, men are | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Women are underrepresented in the film industry, but it's not their fault. New research analyses the system that ensures male dominance and identifies the 'gender offenders': men who work predominantly with men.
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Market Place Live
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ilm London's Market Place Live is a unique panel event that shows how to take a feature film project from idea to a successful release. Watch the video to follow a film's journey from concept to exhibition in under 90 minutes.
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How DP Kate Arizmendi Lit an Impossible Room

How DP Kate Arizmendi Lit an Impossible Room | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
What’s the point of being a filmmaker if you don’t try something ridiculously challenging every once in a while? For cinematographer Kate Arizmendi, once in a while happened earlier this year when director Phillip Lopez asked her to shoot an ad for Tyler Ellis’ handbag line that would appear on Vogue.com...
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Screen Forever 2016: the true story about financing The Dressmaker

Screen Forever 2016: the true story about financing The Dressmaker | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Behind the Dressmaker success, producer Sue Maslin remembers thousands and thousands of decisions, both micro and macro, that get made over the seven years leading up to this first week.
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Film Careers through a Data Prism [INFOGRAPHIC]

Film Careers through a Data Prism [INFOGRAPHIC] | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
A provocative new infographic released today by SLATED paints a picture of a cinema business out of touch with its paying public, particularly with regard to the hard-to-reach millennial generation…
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Film London Marketplace Live
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Film London's Market Place Live is a unique panel event that shows how to take a feature film project from idea to a successful release. Watch the video to follow a film's journey from concept to exhibition in under 90 minutes.
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Tips for attending the Toronto International Film Festival

Tips for attending the Toronto International Film Festival | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
The film industry is good at generating wisdom but not so good at disseminating it.  A case in point is all of the tips and tricks learnt by attendees of a festival or market.  The first time someone attends they spend the first half of their trip totally lost, but after a few days they start to get the …
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What types of low-budget films make the most money?

What types of low-budget films make the most money? | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
A study of the most profitable movies budgeted $500k to $3 million which answers the question 'What types of low-budget films make the most money?'
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Succeeding in Film, Television and Games, - BAFTA report  2017

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We Asked 4 Female Animators About Diversity and Women in the Industry

We Asked 4 Female Animators About Diversity and Women in the Industry | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
How to bring more—and different—people to the table.
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Getting Financed, The Lowdown: What Works and What Doesn’t, From the Producer of Swiss Army Man - MovieMaker Magazine

Getting Financed, The Lowdown: What Works and What Doesn’t, From the Producer of Swiss Army Man - MovieMaker Magazine | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Whether it’s your best friend’s parents, a bank willing to finance a backstop deal, a production company putting in gap or equity, it’s valid, dammit.
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What does your time cost?

What does your time cost? | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
All artists should have a numerical value that represents the cost of their time. Remember - you are a professional who deserves to be paid for your work.
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The film financing of a £660k feature film

The film financing of a £660k feature film | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Last year, I shared the full costs and income of a £850k feature film called Papadopoulos & Sons.  The article remains popular and has led to a number of people asking me to share similar details of other films.  It’s a tricky ask, as the film industry is normally a closed shop and withholds numbers even when …
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Want to be more confident? Say 'Yes'

Want to be more confident? Say 'Yes' | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
It’s not as easy as ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ – you need to find role models, celebrate success and identify your strengths to overcome workplace nerves
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“I’m Like a Flare Hunter”: DP Natasha Braier on The Neon Demon | Filmmaker Magazine

“I’m Like a Flare Hunter”: DP Natasha Braier on The Neon Demon | Filmmaker Magazine | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
With the fantastical levels of post-production digital alchemy now possible, there’s an increasing trend toward not committing in-camera. But not when you’re
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Career Advice No One Tells You – The Mission

Career Advice No One Tells You – The Mission | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
We go to work, do what we have to do from 9 to 5, come back home, maybe hang out with friends, and do it all over again the next day. They’re the people who land executive level positions by their…
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Australian study argues male producers prevent equality | WFTV | Women in Film and Television

Australian study argues male producers prevent equality | WFTV | Women in Film and Television | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
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Writer’s block – keeping control of adaptations - TBI Vision

Writer’s block – keeping control of adaptations - TBI Vision | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
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Cooke Optics TV | Cinematography Tips Spotlight

Cooke Optics TV | Cinematography Tips Spotlight | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
Interviews with some of the worlds renowned cinematographers, who share their advice and behind the scenes stories from their experiences throughout their careers in movie making.
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The Best Countries in the World to Film Your Movie, Based on Production Incentives

The Best Countries in the World to Film Your Movie, Based on Production Incentives | Inspiration and resources for WFTV UK Mentee Group | Scoop.it
This comprehensive guide to global production incentives asks: why not film in Fiji when you can recoup 50% of your production budget?
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