Women in Film and TV (UK) has announced the appointment of its new CEO, Katie Bailiff.

Exec producer Bailiff’s credits include Feltham Sings (Channel 4), The Secret History of Our Streets (BBC Two), Abused by My Girlfriend (BBC Three), Lifers (Channel 4) and Camila’s Kids Company: The Inside Story (BBC One).

For the last two decades, she has worked at Century Films and where in her most recent role she was the creative director of the indie.

Her most recent credits include executive producer on Terms and Conditions: A UK Drill Story  (Grierson Highly Commended) for YouTube Originals and producer on the critically acclaimed Unprecedented a series of short dramas written, performed and filmed in lockdown for  BBC Four. She has also worked on festival and theatrically released films.

Katie Bailiff, CEO, WFTV: I am enormously excited and honoured to be taking on the role of CEO at WFTV and continuing to build on the hard work and success of the last 30 years. It is such a privilege to lead an organisation which makes a real difference within the industry. I passionately believe in the importance of nurturing, serving and representing all women working in film, television and digital media across the UK”.

Liz Tucker, Chair, WFTV: “We are delighted that Katie is joining us, as an award winning producer and senior figure in the industry, she has tremendous knowledge and insight, which will be invaluable to the future development and success of WFTV. Both the WFTV board and I are very much looking forward to working with her and building on the current growth of the organisation”.

In the last two years, WFTV has seen turnover increasing by 40% and membership up by 30%. During this time, it has launched the Pat Llewellyn Bursary fund, introduced three new mentoring schemes, developed a comprehensive online event programme, developed new diversity initiatives, and launched its #forgottenfreelancers campaign.

 

Jon Creamer