Jack Thorne, Abi Morgan and Steven Knight among new RTS Fellows

Jack Thorne, Abi Morgan and Steven Knight among new RTS Fellows

Tuesday, 21st November 2023
(L-R) Jesse Armstrong, Ben Frow, and Anne Mensah accepting their Fellowship awards (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)
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The Society has announced eight new RTS Fellowships, including to four of television’s leading contemporary dramatists.

Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show and Succession), Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders and the upcoming Victorian boxing drama A Thousand Blows), Abi Morgan (The Hour and The Split) and Jack Thorne (National Treasure and His Dark Materials) have all been honoured by the RTS.

Ben Frow, Chief Content Officer, UK, Paramount; Anne Mensah, Vice-President of Content, Netflix UK; Rosemary Newell, Director of Content, ITV Media & Entertainment; and John Ryley, until recently Head of Sky News, also received Fellowships. Seven of the Fellowships were presented at this month’s RTS Patron Dinner.

The RTS has also announced a series of new appointments. Kate Phillips, BBC Director of Unscripted, has joined the Society’s Board of Trustees, while Clare Laycock, SVP Head of Content – Networks & Streaming, Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland, has been named the new Chair of the National Events Committee, replacing A+E Networks’ Heather Jones.

Across the UK, Sarah McCaffrey, BBC Business Development & Partnerships Manager, has been appointed Chair of RTS Northern Ireland, and Stuart Ray, Head of Skills and Development at IABM, is the new Southern Chair.