Wonder Women: The Superheroes Behind Wonder Woman

With just over a week until the long awaited release of the first ever Wonder Woman film, women around the world are getting excited about seeing their role model gracing the silver screen. The character of Wonder Woman has been a popular feminist icon since she was created in 1941. Throughout her history, she has served as a symbol of...

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BAFTAs, Netflix and Looking to the Future

The BAFTA TV Awards have come and gone for another year and once again, the cream of the crop in British Television have taken home the coveted awards and are already back in production offices and on sets around the UK to raise their game for next year. Standards and quality in British film and television productions are, undoubtedly, at...

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Women Startup Challenge

On Wednesday 3rd May, the fifth Women Startup Challenge co-produced by Women Who Tech and Craig Newmark, took place at London’s City Hall. The challenge was open to women-led, tech startups across all tech verticals in Europe. Women Who Tech bring together talented women who are breaking new ground in technology and a key aim of the organisation is to...

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Location focus: London

London

  London is one of the most iconic cities in the world known for being a melting pot of diversity, language, and culture. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that it is one of the top filming locations in the world. Not just for its studios, such as Pinewood: the home of some of the biggest movies of all time...

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The pursuit of happiness

International Day of Happiness

  What is happiness? We wish we had a definitive answer for you, though if we did we would probably all be sitting on an island sipping a Pina-Colada from a coconut with a pink cocktail umbrella – alas we are still in London on a rather dreary Monday! But it isn’t just any Monday, it’s “International Day of Happiness”....

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Women being bold for change

It is International Women’s Day and with the theme this year being ‘Be Bold for Change’, we thought we would celebrate the women doing just that. It would be hard to ignore the growing momentum of women who are using their voices to be heard. A prime example being the women’s marches against Trump. Garnering support globally from over 2...

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Pancakes Anyone?

  If you are anything like us then food and film are synonymous with each other, be it popcorn, pizza and Netflix, or a diet busting family size bar of chocolate and movie night. As it’s Friday and the weekend is nearly upon us it seemed like a great time to talk about food in film – seeing as that’s...

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The year ahead for the UK Film Industry

This year is well underway and with the Valentine’s day fever safely behind us, it’s a good time to reflect on what happened in the UK film industry last year and look ahead to what we can expect in 2017. At the end of January, the British Film Institute (BFI) released its latest statistics highlighting the success of the British...

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How coding can build a community

    A few weeks ago, I was sitting at my desk in POP HQ, when a photograph of one of our  engineers, Amit, speaking at a Facebook event, pinged up on my screen. In itself, that’s pretty exciting, but when I dug a little deeper, the story behind it and the work he and another of our engineers, Kash...

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The 2017 Oscar Nominations

The Oscar Nominations are one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the annual awards calendar and with great power comes great responsibility. An apt statement for an event that reaches several hundred million viewers in 225 countries globally. Over the last few years the Oscars themselves have been shrouded in controversy around its lack of diversity as well as...

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