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Screen International

2019-04-10T15:03:09+01:00April, 2019|Our Work, Press|

Cannes Marché du Film launches scheme to support delegates attending with children The Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film announced on Tuesday that they are launching a new initiative, aimed at supporting film industry professionals in attendance with babies [...]

Reuters

2018-11-12T12:59:00+01:00October, 2018|Press|

Following The Guardian piece from Carey Mulligan about childcare on set, one of our founders, Hope Dickson Leach provided a statement to Reuters.

Little Black Book

2018-11-12T12:59:00+01:00March, 2018|Press|

Our sister organisation Illuminatrix, who represent female DOPs in the UK, give us an awesome shout out in this #IWD2018 piece for Little Black Book: “There's other societal issues that prevent women from accelerating in the world of freelance filmmaking, and [...]

Mandy Network

2018-11-12T12:59:00+01:00March, 2018|Press|

Our co-founder Hope Dickson Leach spoke to international film community site Mandy.com about becoming a filmmaker, founding Raising Films out of frustration, how we've turned that frustration into action – and what we want to do with the funds we're raised [...]

The Herald

2018-11-12T12:59:13+01:00February, 2018|Press|

Co-founder So Mayer responds to the BFI/BAFTA principles and guidelines on harassment and bullying by asking what comes next, and how we can support the full realisation of the guidelines: We want these guidelines to work, but need more specific and [...]

agnès films

2018-11-12T12:59:13+01:00February, 2018|Press|

Independent feminist film site agnès films, Jessica Gibbons quotes our co-founder Nicky Bentham on why we're running our crowdfunder: Conversations about inclusivity have never been more alive than they are right now, and Raising Films are committed to generating solutions. “Thanks to our [...]

BBC Scotland

2018-11-12T12:59:13+01:00February, 2018|Press|

Hope Dickson Leach gave Raising Films' response to the BFI's principles and guidelines on harassment and bullying in the film industry on Good Morning Scotland. (Unfortunately the show is no longer available on the BBC Scotland site.)

Silent London

2018-11-12T12:59:13+01:00February, 2018|Press|

An extraordinary reminder, in support of our crowdfunder, from silent film historian Pamela Hutchinson that women have a) worked in the film industry since its inception, and b) that the same barriers to sustainable and sustaining careers remain #100Years on. When [...]

Women and Hollywood

2018-11-12T12:59:13+01:00February, 2018|Press|

Over at Women and Hollywood (Happy 10th Anniversary!), Melissa Silverstein writes in support of our crowdfunder, summing up the problems we exist to address: Motherhood shouldn’t prevent women from making films, but it can. Caring for one’s elderly parents or sick [...]

Observer Magazine

2018-11-12T12:59:13+01:00January, 2018|Press|

Raising Films co-founder Hope Dickson Leach was part of this post-#MeToo roundtable article by Martha Hayes. The article mentions our Making It Possible survey and includes Hope talking about both persistent discrimination and possibilities for change. “It’s a myth that there [...]

The Observer

2018-11-12T12:59:24+01:00December, 2017|Press|

Mark Kermode wraps up his 2017 Films of the Year round-up with a tribute to both co-founder Hope Dickson Leach's debut feature The Levelling and to Raising Films. This year also saw the long-awaited release of The Levelling, a tremendous debut from writer-director [...]

Screen Daily

2018-11-12T12:59:24+01:00November, 2017|Press|

"Open letter on film industry harassment attracts 500 signatures" is the headline for coverage of our open letter which draws attention to the need for systemic and structural solutions. As Tom Grater notes: The letter calls for “a detailed, in-depth, sector-wide, independent investigation” [...]

Sight & Sound

2018-11-12T12:59:24+01:00November, 2017|Press|

Raising Films contributed an edited version of our open letter to Sight & Sound's portfolio article, "What next after Harvey Weinstein?" We also endorse Rebecca O' Brien's call: The BFI, BSAC (British Screen Advisory Council), BAFTA, Women in Film & Television UK, the Production Guild, the unions – [...]

Kermode Uncut

2018-11-12T12:59:24+01:00October, 2017|Press|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Hope Dickson Leach joined Mark Kermode on his Kermode Uncut blog (video), to talk about Raising Films' Open Letter (now closed) in response to the Weinstein and other allegations of sexual misconduct across the film and TV industries, and our call for greater [...]

Screen Daily

2018-11-12T12:59:24+01:00September, 2017|Press|

In a feature looking at 'How the UK film sector is trying to improve workplace conditions,' Andreas Wiseman draws attention to: the publication of a stark report claiming “unlawful, invisible and unfair” employment practices that discriminate against people in the UK [...]

The Independent

2018-11-12T12:59:24+01:00July, 2017|Press|

Game of Thrones and Prevenge star Gemma Whelan gives us a shout-out in an in-depth interview with Kaleem Aftab – shout-outs also to Film Raisers Alice Lowe and Kharmel Cochrane: She is a big fan of Raising Films, formed two years ago [...]

The Hollywood Reporter

2018-11-12T12:59:24+01:00June, 2017|Press|

With Alexandra Hidalgo (agnès films), Barbara Ann O' Leary (Directed by Women), Mathilde Dratwa (Moms in Film) and Marian Evans (Wellywood Woman), the team at Raising Films co-authored and signed an open letter to the Cannes Film Festival about excluding children [...]

The Early Hour

2018-11-12T12:59:37+01:00May, 2017|Press|

Co-founder Hope Dickson Leach and Raising Films favourite Alice Lowe talk about festivaling while parenting, "diva" behaviour, and why you need the school gates massive, for online parenting and lifestyle magazine The Early Hour. HDL: I’ve been massively fortunate that my distributors Peccadillo have [...]

Observer New Review

2018-11-12T12:59:37+01:00May, 2017|Press|

Charlotte Riley, our first Ambassador, is playing "powerhouse" (and mother) Kate Middleton in King Charles III for BBC2, and she reflected on working conditions for parents in this interview with Michael Hogan, with a shout-out for fellow Film Raiser Sarah Solemani: Me [...]

Evening Standard

2018-11-12T12:59:49+01:00February, 2017|Press|

Charlotte Riley is Raising Films' first Ambassador! As well as describing the challenges in finding a work/life balance as a working parent, she told Rashid Razaq that it's not just personal – more needs to be done by the industry: So [...]