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WFT Changemakers: In Conversation with Sally Abbott

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WFT Changemakers: In Conversation with Sally Abbott

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Dec 13 2023 17:30 - 19:30
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Join us on 13th December, 2023 for our flagship Changemakers Series, this time featuring award-winning writer and producer Sally Abbott. Sally will be in conversation with WFT Chair and President of WIFT International, Dr. Susan Liddy, as she shares her experiences, challenges, goals in working toward positive change, and what keeps her inspired. The WFT Christmas Networking Drinks will take place right after, at 6:30PM! Join us for an evening of celebration and pizza!

Supported by Coimisiún na Meán and hosted by Windmill Lane, the WFT Changemakers Series gives continuity and profile to women who have been instrumental in working towards the visibility of other women, supporting women filmmakers, and advocating for cultural change and equal opportunities, both nationally and internationally.

Date: Wednesday, 13th December 2023

Time: Talk @ 5:30pm / Christmas Drinks @ 6:30pm

Location: Windmill Lane, 29 Herbert St, Dublin 2, D02 NH02, Ireland

    About Sally Abbott

    Sally Abbott created the award-winning original BBC drama THE CORONER which ran for two series on BBC1 and is shown all over the world. Sally has written four scripts for VERA with her latest episode to broadcast over Christmas 2023 along with her next CALL THE MIDWIFE episode. Her play I THINK WE ARE ALONE was co-directed by Kathy Burke and Scott Graham for Frantic Assembly/Theatre Royal Plymouth and Leicester Curve and toured the UK in 2020.​

    Sally's TV credits include VERA, DEATH IN PARADISE, HOLBY CITY, EASTENDERS and CASUALTY where one of her episodes was nominated for a Radio Times/Creative Diversity Network Award. Prior to her work in TV, Sally worked in theatre for 17 years working as associate producer, director and dramaturg for Manchester Contact Theatre, English Touring Theatre, National Association of Youth Theatres and Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre amongst others. She trained on Acting Out at Liverpool’s Hope Street Project and on the prestigious BBC Drama Writers Academy.

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    Women in Film and Television International is a voluntary foundation promoting greater representation of women on screen and behind the camera, with a membership of over thirteen thousand professionals worldwide.

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    Windmill Lane, 29 Herbert St, Dublin

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