Sharing his anecdotes from his 50 years in the TV industry, working with some of the most iconic figures from Barbara Streisand, Danny Kaye, Gene Kelly, Julie Andrews, Roger Moore, Simon Cowell and Jim Henson’s The Muppets to name but a few, this promises to be a hugely entertaining and insightful evening.
The Awards, which recognise the best in student television from across the UK, have now been opened to nominations.
This year sees the launch of a News category. Nominations will be accepted from students studying broadcast journalism and related courses at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. Awards will also be given in the following areas:
Campbell Swinton was one of Scotland’s pioneers of television technology whose legacy RTS continues to celebrate with a series of high level lectures. The last two speakers were then SNP leader Alex Salmond and BBC Scotland Director Ken MacQuarrie.
The exact focus of Claire Enders' lecture will be released nearer the time, but her expertise and passion encompasses the impact of technology on media markets and the importance of public service broadcasting in times of political and economic turbulence.
The challenges of a shifting TV landscape will be discussed by television executives at this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by BBC Director-General Tony Hall.
Key speakers at the biennial event, which takes place from 16-18 September, include Sharon White, Chief Executive at Ofcom, David Abraham, CEO at Channel 4, Viacom President and CEO Philippe Dauman, Josh Sapan, President and CEO of AMC Networks and David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications.
This year RTS Futures are joining forces with the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes to host a celebration and party for you with some of the biggest names in the television industry.
This is a party like no other – an opportunity you could only dream of – a chance to meet the people behind some of the most talked about shows on British television, as we open the evening with a special Q&A session
Demis Hassabis was the co-founder and CEO of DeepMind, a neuroscience-inspired AI company, bought by Google in January 2014 in their largest European acquisition to date. He is now Vice President of Engineering at Google DeepMind and leads Google’s general AI efforts. Demis is a former child chess prodigy, who finished his A-levels two years early before coding the multi-million selling simulation game Theme Park aged 17.
The very best in student production will be recognised at the RTS Student Television Awards 2014, set to be announced at the BFI Southbank on Friday 5 June.
The shortlist of succesful nominees will be announced later this month, with categories from entertainment to factual and animation being rewarded. The awards encompass both undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the UK.
This year will also see a gong presented in an 'Open' category for the first time, for any film of under three minutes.
Building on the success of last year's revamped awards, we're back at the Royal Armouries this year.
We are happy to announce that Nick Hewer (Countdown, The Apprentice) will be joining us as our host.
We've had a record number of entries from some great companies and productions. Join us!
Hosted by Nick Hewer star of Countdown & The Apprentice.
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From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium.
As an educational charity, we encourage and celebrate work in television and its related fields, from finding out how the nation’s favourite shows are made in our Anatomy of a Hit series, to celebrating burgeoning talent at our annual Student Awards.