WFTV Mentoring Scheme now open to applicants

The WFTV Mentoring Scheme designed to help women who have more than five years' worth of experience working in TV, film or digital production is now open for applications.

Since 2010 the scheme has aimed to encourage women from all types of media backgrounds to join. Those working in editorial, craft or business roles are encouraged to take part in the programme.

Nicola Lees, the mentoring scheme producer, said of the initiative: "Since 2010, one hundred mid-career women have benefited from the advice of a senior industry figure, built a long-lasting support network and achieved goals that once seemed impossible.

"This intensive programme of personal and career development - combined with CV workshops, a business-book club, and trips to Cannes Film Festival and Sheffield Doc/Fest - produces long-lasting, and often profound, changes in the participants."


The scheme has built up a great reputation in a very short space of time with a plethora of women from all types of backgrounds participating and a number of mentees subsequently excelling.

One such individual was Sofia Olins, a director and previous participant, who said of her experience: "It feels like the scheme is a kind of porthole and once you go through it, you can't turn back because you've made a commitment and you're accountable to the other mentees, your mentor and most of all yourself, and that's very powerful."

To find out more about the mentoring scheme, please take a look at the WFTV website

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