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In The Press

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Evening Standard

February, 2017|2 Comments

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 [...]

Screen Daily

February, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Another Gaze

January, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

The Independent

January, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

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Evening Standard

November, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Mumsnet

November, 2016|0 Comments

"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 [...]

Screen Daily

November, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Evening Standard

September, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Guardian Magazine

September, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Evening Standard

September, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Screen Anarchy

June, 2016|0 Comments

"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 [...]

Herald Scotland

June, 2016|0 Comments

"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 [...]

Women And Hollywood

June, 2016|0 Comments

"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 [...]

Screen Daily

June, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]

Screen Daily

May, 2016|0 Comments

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 [...]