Latest News - RTS Wales
Visit the BBC's Natural History Unit!
In a joint event with RTS Bristol, we have arranged an evening visit to the Unit on the 26th May. This is your chance to meet the NHU face to face; view excerpts from and discuss their latest visual feast, Life in the Air; and find out more about wildlife film-making by putting questions to some of their most experienced producers.
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Significant Dates in Welsh Broadcasting
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Gareth Gwenlan OBE
We are sorry to hear of the passing of Welsh producer/director Gareth Gwenlan at the age of 79. His most recent work in Wales was the situation comedy High Hopes, written by Boyd Clack, and starring Bob Blythe and the late lamented Margaret John.
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Student Films - Screenings
In association with the Wales International Documentary Festival, we presented a screening of That's That: The Three Loves of Vala, the recent Factual category winner of the RTS Wales Centre Student Television Awards 2015. That was on May 13th at the Blackwood Miners' Institute.
We also hosted a screening of the award-winning film Fog of Sex (Stories from the front line of student sex work) on May 9th, as part of the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival.
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RTS Student Television Awards
We are pleased to announce that the winner in our Open Award category, An Unfortunate End: The Boy and the Fairy, has now been nominated in the Undergraduate Open category of the national RTS Awards, to be presented on the 3rd June in London. Congratulations and good luck to Jordanne Richards.
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Annual General Meeting
The RTS Wales AGM for 2016 was held on 26th April at the Cameo Club, Pontcanna Street, Cardiff.
We said 'goodbye' to Samantha Rosie, who has resigned from our Committee. Chairman, Tim Hartley, says:
"Samantha has been a valued member of the Wales Centre committee, and has provided an important link with BBC Wales. I would like to thank her for her support and hard work for the Society over the last few years."
Our AGM was followed by a Presentation by Wales' Broadcasters, BBC Wales, ITV Wales and S4C, who revealed their latest plans.
Rachel Evans, S4C
Richard Thomas, BBC Wales
Huw Rossiter, ITV Wales
Celtic Media Festival
We would like to congratulate the winners of this year's Awards from Wales, and wish them 'good luck' for the future.
Fog of Sex in the Young People category, (see above).
Yr Ymadawiad (The Passing) in the Single Drama category.
The Festival this year was held in Dungarvan from the 20th - 22nd April.
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RTS Wales Student Television Awards 2015
One of the major events of our year took place on the 18th March at Bridgend College, as part of the last Zoom Cymru International Youth Film Festival. Congratulations and good luck to the winners, who have now gone forward to be judged in the national RTS Student Television Awards, to be presented in London in June.
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"What Next?" - Breaking into Film and TV
On the morning of our Student Awards we co-hosted this workshop event at the Zoom Festival. Those looking for a career in the media, who maybe didn't know how to start, came along and met our panel of media professionals, and got their advice on how to break into the industry.
We have decided to discontinue with this Twitter account, with thanks to everyone who has used it. You can, of course, continue to share your news of television in Wales with @RTSWales.
RTS Promo Video
The promotional film, made by RTS Bristol Vice Chair John Durrant, highlights the work of the RTS within the television industry.
If that has whetted your appetite to know more about the RTS, have a look at our own video, A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales.
Special Offers for RTS Wales Members!
We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for our members to get special rates at the Park Plaza hotel, and at the Laguna Health and Spa in Cardiff.
Interested? Take a look at our Television magazine, then join the RTS!