Join RTS Scotland for this unique opportunity to hear from the creatives on a new programme about to spring onto our TV screens.
Representation of disabled people on and off screen has risen in recent years, but it is still woefully short of reflecting the reality of Britain today.
A lively panel of disabled talent will debate why this is, how good or not portrayal is and what more can be done.
Contract negotiations with the BBC broke down when the corporation reportedly wouldn't match Channel 4's offer.
The shock announcement was followed by the news that presenters Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc would not be following the show after it left BBC One. Star judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have not yet confirmed if they will stay with the production.
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.
Telly creatives let out a collective sigh of relief as artificial intelligence expert Demis Hassabis ruled out the possibility of computers replacing them any time soon.
“We are a long way from machines being truly creative,” said the founder of machine learning start-up DeepMind Technologies. But, Hassabis warned: “I don’t think it’s impossible.”
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.”
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.
Growing Up Gifted
Monday: BBC Two, 9.00pm
Growing Up Gifted returns for a new series centering on six adolescents who are academically gifted from low-income families.
Now in Year 10, teenagers Liam, Kian and Jamarley are preparing for their final GCSE exams.
“The standard of entries for 2019 was very high – several jurors said that you could ‘broadcast that tomorrow’ about many of the films we watched,” said Aradhna Tayal, the Chair of the awards.
“Many seized the opportunity to use their work as a means of challenging and addressing real-life, taboo topics,” she added. “The jurors were in agreement that the entries this year demonstrated the ways in which art can be both important and meaningful.”
Treasure Island with Bear Grylls will be a six-part series that will see 12 strangers stranded on a remote island with hidden riches up for grabs.
Under the watchful eye of Bear Grylls, the islanders will battle for survival against mother nature and each other for a treasure of £100,000.
Pushed to their limits, the contestants won’t just need to find the loot but will also need last to the end of the show, or risk leaving empty-handed.
The revamped reality show will allow the islanders to cooperate, but with money involved can anyone be trusted?