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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 and directors active in the industry Nevill told the Cannes audience that the organisation is also mulling covering childcare costs for some writers and directors:

“We’re very interested to know whether us funding creches, for example, could help,” she said. “Would it help, when we’re funding women – or men – who are sole carers of children and who have optioned books – if they could apply to have childcare [costs covered]?

“We would be really open to this and it’s something that we’re looking at very hard in Film Forever 2 [the BFI’s next five year plan for film].”

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