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In The Press


October, 2018|0 Comments

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

March, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Mandy Network

March, 2018|0 Comments

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

  • Time's Up rally opposite Downing Street last month (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images).

The Herald

February, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

agnès films

February, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

BBC Scotland

February, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Silent London

February, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Women and Hollywood

February, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

Observer Magazine

January, 2018|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Observer

December, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Screen Daily

November, 2017|0 Comments

"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 [...]

  • Credit: Michelle Thompson

Sight & Sound

November, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Kermode Uncut

October, 2017|0 Comments

[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 [...]

Screen Daily

September, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Independent

July, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Hollywood Reporter

June, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Early Hour

May, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

  • Photograph: Matt Writtle/Eyevine

Observer New Review

May, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]