2014 RTS Wales Events

2014 RTS Wales Events

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By Wales,
Monday, 14th April 2014

March:  Breaking into Media
Our second event of 2014 (after our Student Awards) was held in association with the Media Academy Wales.  Students, graduates and tutors, and individuals outside of the Academy were invited to get a flavour of what it's like to work in documentary and factual media production.  This was at the ATRiuM on the 27th March.

April:  'Still the Enemy Within'  (Miners' Strike film)
On the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike, we previewed 'Still the Enemy Within', an independent, crowdfunded film, which uncovers the hidden story of the people behind the longest national industrial dispute in history.

May:  Meet the CEOs
In this prestigious event, Wales Centre Chair, Tim Hartley, interviewed Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales, Ian Jones, Chief Executive, S4C and Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Cymru Wales, about the state of the industry in Wales and their future plans.

June:  Science on Television in Wales
On network television, science is an established and popular part of the viewing menu, yet in Wales, apart from ecology and nature programmes, science is seldom commissioned for the small screen.  For our June event, we presented a panel discussion with the above title.

June:  Visit to Comux UK  (Local TV)
We arranged a visit to the Comux Operations Centre in Birmingham on Thursday, 26th June. This is the central transmission hub for the new digital terrestrial television multiplex, that will bring local TV services to over 12 million households across the UK.

Awst:  Cyfweliad gyda Ron Jones, Tinopolis
Roedd Jones yn sgwrsio â Chadeirydd Canolfan RTS Cymru, Tim Hartley, yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yn Llanelli, 5 Awst 2014. 

August:  A Talk with Ron Jones, Tinopolis
Our annual Welsh-language event at the Eisteddfod this year was a conversation between Ron Jones, Tinopolis, and RTS Wales Chair, Tim Hartley.  It was a joint event with Cardiff University, on their stand on the Maes in Llanelli on the afternoon of August 5th.

September:  S4C's Digital Fund - Presentation
For our September event, Elin Morris and Huw Marshall explained how S4C's Digital Fund is operated. The Fund supports the creation or development of digital content, products and services primarily in the Welsh language, which have the potential to generate a commercial return.

October:  ARRI AMIRA Demonstration
On the 27th October, the newly restored Pier cinema in Penarth, complete with its 4K video projection facility, was the location for a demonstration of one of IBC 14's 'must sees', ARRI's AMIRA camera.

November:  Anatomy of a Hit: Bargain Hunt
Julia Foot, Series Producer, and her team were at the Buffalo Bar, Cardiff, to reveal the inside stories behind this long running daytime TV perennial.  This was also an opportunity to network with the series' production staff.

December:  Media Summit
This conference was held by the Institute of Welsh Affairs in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales to examine the rapidly changing environment in broadcasting, which poses challenges, and opportunities to the thriving sector in Wales.  The opening address was given by Ken Skates, Deputy Minister for Culture in the Welsh Government.


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