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Size Matters: A provocative look at short-form content (RTS FUTURES)

From YouTube to Channel 4, Snapchat to BBC Three, the revolution is happening and you can be a part of it!

RTS Futures is hosting a unique event where we invite you to learn from some of the greatest short-form pioneers.

An esteemed panel of industry leaders is ready to share their advice, trends and insights. Topics include how to create a career online, what short videos gets commissioned and what the future holds for emerging creative talent.

Channel 4 wins big at the Grierson Awards

Grayson Perry at the Grierson Awards

Channel 4 swept the boards at last night’s Grierson Awards, which celebrate documentaries that have made a significant contribution to the form.

RTS award-winner Grayson Perry was crowned Documentary Presenter of the Year for his Channel 4 series Who Are You? with Grierson Trust chairman Lorraine Heggessey calling Perry a national treasure who “is an interviewer who gets under the skin of his subjects and an artist who captures their essence.”

BBC acquires rom-com anthology series starring Anna Kendrick

Jin Ha and Anna Kendrick in Love Life (credit: BBC)

Exploring the journey from first love to last love, Love Life follows a different protagonist’s search for romance across the ten-episode series. Love Life reveals how the romantic relationships along the way impact someone before they find ‘the one’.

Anna Kendrick plays Darby, a New Yorker who admits she's having a 'life panic' regarding her love life. Kendrick will be joined by the likes of Zoë Chao (Downhill), Peter Vack (Someone Great) and Sasha Compere (Uncorked). Lesley Manville (Mum) narrates the series. 

Cara Delevingne to front new documentary about human sexuality

Planet Sex will see Delevingne explore some of the biggest topics in human sexuality, including gender, sexual orientation, relationships, pornography and sexual tastes.  

The six-part series, produced by Naked, a Fremantle company, will see Delevingne open herself up to mind and body experiments and demonstrations in the world’s leading sex research labs, and speak to different communities about their experiences of gender and sexuality.

BBC Three announces new documentary with Love Island star Ovie Soko

The 29-year-old basketball player became a fan favourite with his witty, charming and laid-back personality in the 2019 series of Love Island, coming third with his ex-girlfriend India Reynolds.

Following the instant fame that the entertainment series brings, Soko finds himself at a turning point in his life where he must choose between exploring a career full of brand new opportunities or return to his former career as a basketball player.

BBC Three acquires new comedy Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens

Awkwafina (Credit: BBC)

Created and executive produced by actor, writer and rapper Awkwafina, the ten-part series is based on her real life and sees Awkwafina play Nora Linn, a young woman trying to navigate adult life while living in the outer borough of Queens.

As she tries to deal with the ups and downs of forging her own path and moving towards financial independence, she has the support of her family in her cousin Edmund (Bowen Yang), dad Wally (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tann Chinn).

BBC Three announces documentary exploring racism and colourism with Little Mix's Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Leigh-Anne Pinnock (Credit: BBC)

The documentary will see Pinnock discuss her own experiences with racism and colourism in the UK as a black woman, as well as exploring the wider race issues people in the country are facing.

Pinnock’s childhood friend Tash Gaunt will direct the BBC Three documentary, with Kandise Abiola producing, and viewers will get exclusive behind the scenes access to Pinnock’s life as she speaks to friends, family and role models about race and racism, and tackles serious issues that will impact future generations.  

Luca Guadagnino’s first TV series is coming to BBC Three

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The series explores the highs and lows of being a teenager and trying to find your place in the world, tackling the intimacies of first love, friendship and identity, set on a US military base in Italy.

Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) moves to the military base in Veneto, with his two mothers Sarah (Chloë Sevigny) and Maggie (Alice Braga), who are both in the US army. At 14-years-old, Fraser is shy and introverted but develops a unique bond with fellow teenager Caitlin.

BBC commissions new comedy PRU

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The series follows a group of tearaway teens who are struggling to adjust to life in a pupil referral unit, a school that is the last resort for excluded children.

The reality of life in a pupil referral unit is one the public seldom sees, and the erratic and volatile nature of the experience will be told through the eyes of four kids who lack inhibitions and often turn to self-destruction.

PRU is produced by Fully Focused, a youth-led production company that focuses on online content creation and champions underrepresented young voices.

Meet the queens of Canada’s Drag Race

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The ten-part series will introduce viewers to the drag scenes across Canada, with plenty of shade being thrown between the Montreal and Quebec queens.

Each week, RuPaul will deliver challenges by Rumail and the competing queens will need to prove they have what it takes to deliver showstopping looks and stay in the competition.

If the queens want to hear the words “shantay you stay”, they will need to be able to sing, dance, act, improv, sew, beat, throw shade, death drop and lip sync, all with their own unique spin.