We are excited to present a Development Masterclass with Damian Kavanagh, former boss of BBC Three and newly appointed MD of Tiger Aspect, alongside Cat Lynch and Kate Stannard from Initial TV, the brains behind shows like Big Brother, Total Wipeout and MTV’s The Royal World.
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.
Open to aspiring filmmakers with no broadcast credits from across the United Kingdom. This competition is your chance to show off your creativity and innovation, create a short film that will be judged by the television industry and showcased on the RTS YouTube Channel. The winning film will also receive a prestigious Royal Television Society Award.
You can either enter as an individual or as a team. There is no fee to enter this competition.
“If you are defensive and precious about your idea, and you won’t let it evolve, whether that’s in your brainstorm or when you’re pitching to the commissioner, it’s just never going to go anywhere,” explained Catherine Lynch, creative director at Initial TV, which makes ITV gameshow Tenable.
Initial’s head of development Kate Stannard agreed: “What you end up seeing on telly is often quite different to the thing you first said in the room.”
The latest visual effects and animation techniques were on show at the Curzon Soho when the central London cinema hosted an RTS Futures event at the end of May.
A panel of VFX and animation industry experts – quizzed by Luke Franks, the presenter of weekend CITV show Scrambled! – were on hand to screen and talk about their work. They also offered advice on how to break into and progress in the industry.
“As creatives, we’re all striving to come up with original, brilliant ideas and then realise them in animation,” explained UKTV head of design Peter Allinson.
Join us on Wednesday 24th May for some top tips...
Barny Revill, Series Director (Life at the Extreme with Davina McCall, Secret Life of Dogs)
Angela Oakhill, Head of Production, RDF West
Glenn Rainton, Editor (The Great British Bake Off)
Other speakers to be announced...
Hosted by Lynn Barlow, Chair, RTS Bristol and Director of Creative Industries, UWE
RTS Members free
£5.50 for non RTS members
Drinks and networking in the BBC bar after the session
“I never set out to be an agent,” explains Clore. She found herself at Richard Stone’s agency after replying to an advert in a newspaper.
Success, she says, has everything to do with your personality. “You don’t have to have gone to university to learn how to deal with people,” Clore insists. A successful agent must have the ability to listen to people, an ability to communicate with clients and producers, and an ability to negotiate deals on behalf of clients.
Industry experts evaluated attendees's resumes at the CV clinics to show them how to make theirs stand out from the rest.
If you couldn't make the event, or you want to relive it, this video includes the highlights of everything you missed.
This event gave attendees the opportunity to meet an incredible line up of producers and get their insight into how to stand out in this fast paced and competitive environment.