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Did you miss our Walking the Wire: the practicalities of building, managing and succeeding in the creative media industries sessions during the festival in November? Well, the fabulous team over at The Original Ranch have made loads of the assets available online now.

A mega marathon of a workshop, the sessions took place on Saturday 24th November 2012 and looked to provide provide practical and empowering information vital for women working in the creative and media industries. From how to do it to who’s doing it great, from having kids to finding a mentor, we’ll be covering it all. This is the careers shot in the arm we all need, from those just embarking on their professional journey to those finding themselves at a fork in the road.

Produced by Tamsyn Dent: PhD Researcher on Gender and the Creative Media Industries and Olivia Bellas – Consultant to the Cultural Industries, Director of The Original Ranch


See below for a discription of each of the sessions, but make sure to head over to the Original Ranch to be able to see the presentations and listen to the podcasts from the day.

A Guide to Wearing Multiple Hats

Practical tips on how to get work and stay in work as well as juggling different roles across different sectors. Q&A with Jules Wright; Founder/Director The Wapping Project, Film & Video Curator, Theatre Director

Making Work Work for You

Revealing current industry and academic research this section will both inform participants on the realities facing women working in the creative industries and provide some examples of good practice – women who have made it work for them.

Spread the Love

Benefits of Networks, mentors, role models: Find them, keep them, create them, become them.

Panel discussion with:

Mentees from WFTV (Women Film and Television) Mentoring Scheme

Sian Harries is a comedy writer who writes gags for TV and Radio and was the winner of the BBC Radio One Best Comedy Drama Sketch 2006.

Uli Hesse has produced and directed for 15 years: Documentaries, current affairs and specialist factual programmes on medical science, history and arts.

Cindy Pace Depasquale – Based in London, England, Cindy Pace Depasquale an award winning writer/producer/director from Los Angeles

And joined by –

Fatima Najm: Journalist, filmmaker and founder of Creatives against Poverty: film making workshops, mentoring programmes and voluntourism projects in Congo, India, Rwanda, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

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