Press Release


4 June 2018

Directors UK, the professional association for British screen directors, has partnered with Sheffield Doc/Fest to host Times Up: The Industry Response to Bullying & Harassment panel discussion at this year’s festival.
Months on from the disturbing revelations about abuse, bullying and sexual harassment within the film and TV industry and the ground-breaking anti-sexual assault and women's empowerment movements #MeToo and #TimesUp, key industry discussions have taken place on how to tackle such behaviour. 
The panel will explore the new initiatives that are aiming to bring about much-needed change, and listen to additional ideas from the audience for creating the safest work environments. Taking part in the panel is Head of Learning and Events at BAFTA Tim Hunter, Deputy Director of Programmes & Head of Popular Factual at Channel 4 Kelly Webb-Lamb, Journalist and Filmmaker Billie Porter, Co-Managing Director at Tigerlily Films Natasha Dack, Executive Producer of Current Affairs at BBC Fiona Campbell, and moderated by Directors UK’s own Head of Campaigns, Ali Bailey.
The Times Up: The Industry Response to Bullying & Harassment panel will be taking place on Monday 11 June at 10am, in the ITV Town Hall.
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018 is the UK’s premier documentary festival celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction visual storytelling. 
Directors UK members can claim exclusive discounted passes at
For additional information visit the Directors UK website at

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    ·            Directors UK is the professional association of UK screen directors. It is a membership organisation representing the creative, economic and contractual interests of over 6,500 members - the majority of working TV and film directors in the UK. Directors UK collects and distributes royalty payments and provides a range of services to members including campaigning, commercial negotiations, legal advice, events, training and career development. Directors UK works closely with fellow organisations around the world to represent directors’ rights and concerns, promotes excellence in the craft of direction and champions change to the current landscape to create an equal opportunity industry for all. 
    ·            Further information and a copy of the new contract terms can be found at     
    ·            To become a member of Directors UK for access to training, benefits and discounts, please visit or contact us directly at [email protected]   
    ·            Directors UK Social Media handle: @Directors_UK         

Tolu Akisanya

Communications and Campaigns Officer

[email protected]

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