Magazine article Screen International

Gurinder Chadha, BFI Exec Confirmed for Women in Film Forum

Magazine article Screen International

Gurinder Chadha, BFI Exec Confirmed for Women in Film Forum

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Director Gurinder Chadha and BFI head of international Isabel Davis are the latest industry to sign up for film industry forum Female Film Leaders.

The free to attend UK initiative, devised as a practical response to gender imbalance in the industry, sees senior figures working in the film industry talk openly about their careers to a small group of female junior industry executives.

Former Film4 boss Tessa Ross and BFI CEO Amanda Nevill have already taken part in the series this year.

Speakers in 2016 included Julie Baines from Dan Films, Alison Owen from Monumental Pictures, Hilary Davis from Bankside Films, Nicole Mackey from HanWay Films and Katie Goodson-Thomas from Fox Searchlight.

The forum is the brainchild of Emma Dutton, partner at UK production outfit Sharp House, Yana Georgieva, international sales manager at Bankside Films, and Emma Yap, junior acquisitions executive at NBC Universal. …

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