Observer, 10 December 2017

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 Hope Dickson Leach. It’s a brilliant work from a film-maker who should also be … Continue reading “Observer, 10 December 2017”

Screen Daily, 16 November 2017

“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” into the recent revelations of sexual misconduct that have been exposed across the film … Continue reading “Screen Daily, 16 November 2017”

Sight & Sound, 7 November 2017

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 – they all need to get together and discuss what to do about it. You … Continue reading “Sight & Sound, 7 November 2017”

Screen Daily, 5 September 2017

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 film and TV industry who are parents and carers. The BFI-backed investigation, titled ‘Raising … Continue reading “Screen Daily, 5 September 2017”

Raising Films launch #RaisingOurGame

The Raising Films founders today launched our most wide-ranging report to date to an audience of industry influencers at BFI Southbank. Entitled Raising our Game the report, by Dr Tamsyn Dent, looks at next steps for the Film & TV industry and recommends a framework of accountability to ensure that diversity and inclusion are widely … Continue reading “Raising Films launch #RaisingOurGame”

The Independent, 6 July 2017

Game of Thrones and Prevenge star Gemma Whelan gives us a shout-out in an in-depth interview with Kaleem Aftab – shout-outs too to Film Raisers Alice Lowe and Kharmel Cochrane: She is a big fan of Raising Films, formed two years ago to put pressure on the film industry to do more to support working parents. … Continue reading “The Independent, 6 July 2017”

The Hollywood Reporter, 7 June 2017

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 from the festival, titled Parents in the Palais. You can read our interview with … Continue reading “The Hollywood Reporter, 7 June 2017”

The Early Hour, 12 May 2017

Co-founder Hope Dickson Leach and Raising Films favourite Alice Lowe talk about festivalling while parent, “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 worked around my own commitments to manage this release. They took on board the … Continue reading “The Early Hour, 12 May 2017”

Observer New Review, 7 May 2017

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 and [fellow actor] Sarah Solemani have a project called Ready Set Play, where we’ve … Continue reading “Observer New Review, 7 May 2017”