Industry experts share their insights into how to break into TV at the RTS Student Masterclasses 2021

The RTS Student Programme Master­classes drew a crowd of more than 300 in early November to hear four of the industry’s top talents talk about their careers and offer first-hand advice on how to make a start in television. 

Kenton Allen, one of the biggest names in British comedy, offered the masterclass in scripted entertainment. The CEO of Big Talk is the producer of countless award-winning shows, including The Royle Family and Friday Night Dinner.  

Drama Masterclass with Furquan Akhtar | RTS Student Programme Masterclasses 2021

Writer and story consultant Furquan Akhtar discusses his experiences writing for dramas such as Wolfe and The Bay, why the soaps are excellent training grounds for writers starting out and how his identity as a Pakastani Muslim living in Northern England is a valuable asset when it comes to original storytelling. 

RTS Student Programme Masterclasses 2020 | Journalism

Watch the Journalism Masterclass below.

Mobeen Azhar, Journalist and Film Maker (Hometown, A Black and White Killing: The Case that Shook America, Webcam Boys, Muslims Like Us) shares his tips on how to break into the industry and talks about his 15 years of experience working in journalism, specialising in areas such as religion, extremism and counter extremism, drugs, addiction, sex work, Prince and Pakistan.