Think You Know About TV?

Hosted by Darren Altman — comedy impressionist, stand-up and Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist — the RTS invites you to test your knowledge of television from our nations and regions.  RTS London, Midlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Yorkshire compete to see which committee can produce the most difficult questions! Are you up to the challenge? Whether playing as a team or individually, you don't want to miss this so book now and we will email you with the YouTube link. 

CV Masterclass with BBC Experts

The BBC session will be led by Resourcing Specialist – Mark Smith who heads up the BBC Schemes Team. With responsibility for the application and selection process stages for some of the BBC’s most popular entry level routes, the team have pulled together their top application tips and CV skills into a session which should support applications across the media industry. This session will look at building a solid CV structure but also the importance of preparing for application forms, which are very common in entry level recruitment processes often replacing CV’s in some processes.

Ask Us Anything – TV Talent Managers

The panel will advise on the current challenges facing early years talent and how best to navigate an uncertain freelance landscape in the early stages of your career.

This stellar line up sees executives across the the industry who will answer all your burning questions on what it takes to make it in the wonderful world of television.


Tracy Walker, Talent & Resourcing Executive North (scripted/non-scripted)

Isobel Percy, Talent & Resourcing Coordinator (Continuing Drama and ProVision)

Mel Adams, BBC Sport

In conversation with Jed Mercurio

Jed Mercurio is the acclaimed writer who now also produces and directs. From this wide perspective, he's able to tell us how writing really works in television today, and how writers can best enter the industry. Plus insights into how you can write compelling drama that keeps audiences wanting more.

Jed’s writing credits include Line of Duty, The Bodyguard, Bodies, Cardiac Arrest and The Grimleys.

Hosted by William Gallagher in conjunction with the Writers' Guild.

Thinking about the future of the entertainment business in a converging world: consumer price, choice, regulation, and discoverability.

When we talk about the future of entertainment we usually think about ‘the products and content we like’. But the last few months have thrown our usual consumer choice behaviour up in the air. What might the future look like? What might be the outcome be in the battle between subscription, ad supported, and transactional models? And why should we care? Chris Auty, Head of the Creative Business for Entrepreneurs and Executives and Producing courses at the NFTS, explores