The Hollywood Reporter

2018-11-12T12:59:24+00:00June, 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+00:00May, 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+00:00May, 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+00:00February, 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 [...]

Screen Daily

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

As Louise Tutt writes in Screen Daily, Raising Films launched the Family Support Fund with CTBF – with grants contributing up to £75 a day to help cover the cost of childcare arrangements, up to £1500 per annum. And we also announced [...]

Another Gaze

2018-11-22T12:05:05+00:00January, 2017|Press|

Hope Dickson Leach is in conversation with feminist film journal Another Gaze in the video interview below. As Hope says, Ultimately, if Raising Films is a footnote in the annals of film history but we've got a more inclusive film industry, then [...]

The Independent

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

Hope Dickson Leach is quoted in Sarah Bradbury's article about female directors in 2017, as are film-raisers Alice Lowe (who says “Get out there and do it. Don’t wait for permission”) and Alex Helfrecht, as well as our colleague Dr. Natalie Wreyford at Calling [...]

Evening Standard

2018-11-12T12:59:49+00:00November, 2016|Press|

Cate Blanchett and Hope Dickson Leach are quoted in this article discussing filmmaking and parenting. Alistair Foster writes: Cate Blanchett spoke of the struggle faced by parents in the movie business — as she presented a new £50,000 award to a filmmaker [...]


2018-11-12T12:59:49+00:00November, 2016|Press|

"Women's voices are being lost from the film and TV industries." Vicki Leslie states that: The Raising Films report [included] a number of recommendations for changes to improve things. These included enabling financial assistance for child or elder care and encouraging an industry-wide adoption [...]

Screen Daily

2018-11-12T12:59:49+00:00November, 2016|Press|

A piece by Wendy Mitchell entitled "Raising Films survey spotlights challenges of parenting in film business." Mitchell notes that Parents working in the film industry have “no level playing field” including limited job opportunities, missed work, reduced hours or seniority, and [...]

Evening Standard

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00September, 2016|Press|

Article on Alice Lowe and her film, Prevenge. Alice Lowe told Robert Dex that: “It was a matter of proof for me: if I can [direct and star in Prevenge] while pregnant, then a hell of a lot more women should be getting [...]

Guardian Magazine

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00September, 2016|Press|

A piece in The Guardian on Sarah Solemani taking the Budget The Baby protest onto the Bridget Jones premiere. Martha Hayes writes: Sarah Solemani was drunk after a hen do and heading home on a night bus when she bumped into a friend [...]

Evening Standard

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00September, 2016|Press|

Report on Sarah Solemani championing on-set crèches at the premiere of BRIDGET JONES' BABY (Sharon Maguire). Solemani plays TV presenter Miranda in the film, a "distinct breakout performance" according to The Guardian. Big love to Solemani for breaking out her BUDGET THE BABY sign on [...]

Screen Anarchy

2018-11-12T13:00:08+00:00June, 2016|Press|

"Parenting in the Film Industry: Raising Films' Survey Yields Sadly Unsurprising Results." Shelagh Rowan-Legg writes that: This brings with it the fear that, as working or even middle class people are shut out of acting careers, their stories will no longer [...]

Herald Scotland

2016-06-24T16:03:55+01:00June, 2016|Press|

"Arts News: Raising Films present report at film festival." In among other exciting Scottish arts news, Phil Miller reports that: A MAJOR new survey of workers in the TV and film industry reveals clear barriers for parents and carers who work [...]

Women And Hollywood

2016-06-22T15:57:54+01:00June, 2016|Press|

"How Can We Help the Working Mothers of Hollywood? Raising Films Has a Plan": guest post by Raising Films co-founder and film critic Sophie Mayer As Women and Hollywood recently reported, Elizabeth Banks took the huge step of being honest about childcare conflicts when [...]

Screen Daily

2016-06-17T15:56:23+01:00June, 2016|Press|

Melanie Goodfellow quotes RFer Nicky Bentham on BFI CEO Amanda Nevill's talk about childcare for filmmakers: UK lobby group Raising Films, aimed at improving working conditions for parents in the film industry, confirms it is consulting with the BFI on the idea. “A lot [...]

Screen Daily

2016-05-16T15:50:32+01:00May, 2016|Press|

In a report of the Directors UK panel on its Cut Out of the Picture report, Andreas Wiseman quotes BFI CEO Amanda Nevill responding to a question from Raising Films' founder member Nicky Bentham: In a bid to increase the number of women writers [...]

Stylist Magazine

2015-09-22T15:45:05+01:00September, 2015|Press|

As part of Stylist Magazine's SUFFRAGETTE special issue Romola Garai, Carey Mulligan and Anne Marie Duff discuss 'The Politics of Being a Woman'. RG: Campaigning wise, I’ve been working with a group called Raising Films who highlight how difficult it is to [...]

Radio Summerhall

2018-11-22T12:08:10+00:00August, 2015|Press|

Interview about our crowdfunder with co-founder and filmmaker Hope Dickson Leach – featuring Hope's choice for Raising Films anthem...