Testimonial: Alexis Strum

2018-11-05T16:41:19+00:00June, 2015|The Long Read|

Good example… It is 5am or thereabouts. I am typing this article one-handed, whilst feeding my 6 month old baby girl Melody some pureed parsnips that I cooked myself earlier this morning (not organic, but give me some credit, I did [...]

Testimonial: Nicky Bentham

2015-05-26T21:21:09+01:00May, 2015|Production Stories|

I am a producer and a mum of two. I could share so many stories of personal and professional hilarity/woe/embarrassment/pride that have resulted from my desire to “have it all”. In fact, once I get started on this subject I tend [...]

Interview: Susanne Bier

2018-11-05T15:47:27+00:00May, 2015|Interview|

I couldn’t have made the movies I made without having kids. Academy Award-winning filmmaker Susanne Bier spoke to us from the shoot of The Night Manager (2016) in Morocco. A member of the Dogme 95 group, Bier is the model of a transnational [...]

Testimonial: Rachel Vine

2018-11-12T09:21:12+00:00May, 2015|Working in TV|

I have wanted to be a Writer (capital W, always) my entire life. I remember forming stories in my head as a child and dictating them to my grandmother because I couldn’t write yet. I started with fiction as a kid, [...]

Interview: Alex Kalymnios

2020-10-19T13:54:08+01:00May, 2015|Interview|

Having my daughter, Nikita, is the best thing that has happened to me, personally and professionally.  It is often assumed that having children halts careers but she made my career. Alex Kalymnios is a film and and TV drama director whose recent credits include the Lifetime/Sony TV movie [...]

Making It Work

2018-11-05T15:43:24+00:00May, 2015|Festivals & Industry Events|

It's six in the morning in a basement apartment in Cannes. Birds are singing in the garden and in the room next to me a baby is gurgling. My producer Rachel Robey and I are here to announce our feature film [...]

Testimonial: Ludo Smolski

2018-11-12T09:40:59+00:00May, 2015|Production Stories|

Being a freelance worker has a multitude of benefits, but working from home while my partner was on maternity leave was one I hadn’t really thought about until it happened. Working with my sleeping newborns slung across my chest, playing with [...]

Testimonial: Keri Collins

2018-11-12T09:39:45+00:00May, 2015|Production Stories|

I am a director, and father of two sons, currently aged 5 and 3. I was always determined not to let my insane choice of a career stop me from starting a family. I knew a few people who were constantly [...]

Testimonial: Sarah Solemani

2018-11-05T16:40:32+00:00May, 2015|The Long Read|

I have the perfect baby, with a freshly-baked biscuity smell, radiating joy and All That Is Good. When my arms become her cradle she sparks endorphins that buoy me beyond ecstasy. She is the most blessed of blessings, most miraculous of [...]

Line Langebek: one year in

2015-05-05T20:27:32+01:00May, 2015|Development Stories|

I'm fairly new to this malarkey. Round about one year in and counting. This whole writer-mother scenario. The latest no-budget action movie coming to a cinema very near you if we can get the distribution sorted. In some ways nothing has [...]

Working for free

2018-11-05T15:22:09+00:00May, 2015|Development Stories|

As a screenwriter, obviously it is a lot easier to combine work and childcare than if you are working in production as you spend much of your time working at home BUT what is difficult and frustrating is the increasing amount [...]

Testimonial: Tracy Brabin

2018-11-12T09:22:36+00:00May, 2015|Working in TV|

It's always assumed that the writer is the one with the most flexibility because they can write when they want, around family commitments. Not true. There are never ANY concessions that you might have family commitments when you get notes Friday [...]

Testimonial: Naomi Wright

2015-05-04T23:00:28+01:00May, 2015|Working in TV|

I work in television arts documentaries as a producer-director. I worked my way into this position before I had children by working for several years as a researcher and assistant producer. I got pregnant while I was editing my first ever [...]