Industry

We’ve got your back

I work in horticulture - plants, gardens, soil, design.  Traditionally a male-dominated industry, it has come on a long way, but I still encounter sexism. I was at Borough Market last week and the man behind the counter asked me what I do. I told him and he uttered the…
Karla Williams
21st March 2019
Industry

Featured Interview – Amanda Foster

As part of International Women’s Day 2019, we are celebrating remarkable women working in film and TV - Amanda Foster is one such woman. Having first worked as a model and actress she went on to become Britain’s only Black Female Stuntwoman when she completing her training in 1997. She…
Karla Williams
6th March 2019
Industry

Women of the Oscars

The 2019 Academy Awards was a great night for women – all women. With the #OscarsSoWhite campaign feeling a long way behind us, it was truly remarkable to see such diverse women being honoured. The night saw an incredible first as Hannah Belcher was not only the first black woman…
Karla Williams
28th February 2019
Industry

The New Normal

The days of rushing to the TV to behold the glory of a black face on television are thankfully, well and truly over. But the new question on many of our lips is: are we finally settling into a new era of true representations of black women in the media?…
Karla Williams
22nd February 2019
Industry

God comes to the BAFTAS

On Sunday evening British Actress Letitia Wright won the EE Rising Star Award during the 72th British Film Awards. The award is voted for by the public and she was nominated alongside Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Barry Keoghan and Lakeith Stanfield.  During her honest, heartfelt and emotive speech the 25-year…
Karla Williams
11th February 2019
Industry

Three Female Directors to watch out for in 2019

When we think of a black female Director, Ava DuVernay instinctively comes to mind and rightfully so as she has had a huge impact on the film industry. However, women in film are still very much a rarity, especially black female directors with a status equal to Ava. Destiny Ekaragha…
Karla Williams
1st February 2019
Industry

All Hail Regina King!

Monday 7 January 2019 saw the 76th Golden Globes award ceremony held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. As with all major awards ceremony the day after saw online abuzz, with winners, losers, surprise snubs and who wore what on the red carpet. A hot topic of conversation,…
cheryl
9th January 2019