BREAKING INTO MEDIA

BREAKING INTO MEDIA

Wednesday, 22 November, 2023
1100-1500

Location

Marjon Arts Centre at Plymouth Marjon University
Plymouth
Devon
PL6 8BH
United Kingdom
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Book your ticket now for this FREE exclusive RTS Devon & Cornwall event aimed at students, graduates and those hoping to take their first steps into the television industry.

The RTS Breaking into Media event will take place on Wednesday 22 November 2023 from 1100 until 1500 at Plymouth Marjon University, Marjon Arts Centre, Derriford Rd, Plymouth, PL6 8BH.  Registration opens at 1030 with welcome drinks on arrival and lunch provided for all attendees. 

Come along to meet the many media organisations in the region – independent production companies, broadcasters and post production facilities -  including BBC South West, Beagle Media, Channel 4, Ocean City Media, Pushed Animation, Rock Oyster Media, Seadog TV & Film Productions, Silverstream TV, Twofour Post Production and many more. You'll be able to chat informally to people already working in the industry, ask for advice and find out more about production in the region... and any potential opportunities.  

We are delighted to welcome Monty Halls as our keynote speaker in our afternoon session.  A former University of Plymouth student,  Monty is a TV broadcaster, marine biologist, travel writer and former Royal Marine.  His experience covers over two decades of leading teams in some of the most remote environments on earth, presenting wildlife and adventure documentaries.

Monty is best known for his three hugely popular BBC series Great Escapes, where he lived on the west coasts of Scotland and Ireland with his dog Reuben. Monty went on to present the multi-award winning BBC NHU blue chip series Great Barrier Reef, The Fishermans Apprentice, again for the BBC as well as series for Discovery/Channel 5.

His latest series, “Commando – Britain’s Ocean Warriors”, a documentary series broadcast on BBC2 in 2022, followed the real men and women of the most elite military organisation in the world, the Royal Marines. Monty's accompanying book was released to coincide with the 40th Anniversary of the Falklands War.

Monty's latest passion for adventure found him learning to sail, buying an old ketch and tacking along the South West coast this summer with this family, filming short films on the effects of climate change, plastic pollution and other environmental issues our country is facing. The new project is Generation Sea Change and will not only explore the issues affecting our coasts and shallow seas, it will also conduct lectures and events with local schools, celebrate community conservation efforts, and hopefully inspire a new generation of biologists and conservationists through active outreach to young people who would otherwise not have a chance to engage with the natural world.  The project is live and regular mini films are being released on YouTube. @GenerationSeaChange.

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network and gain insight for your future career in television. 

For further information, please contact Jane Hudson rtsdc@rts.org.uk.

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