RTS Scotland host speed-networking session for scripted TV

The “speed-networking” format, where industry professionals visited tables with seven minutes to speak to attendees, was used again at the packed-out event at BBC Studios in Glasgow.

Tony Wood, CEO of Buccaneer Media, spoke about his decision to expand the company to Scotland: “Television is controlled by London and that seemed to me to be a shame. So, on the spur of the moment, I agreed with Screen Scotland to set up a production company here.

Select Sessions: Roles in Location Management | ScreenSkills Select/RTS Scotland

In this ScreenSkills Select industry insight webinar, in partnership with RTS Scotland, an expert panel takes a deep dive into the Locations Management department.

Hear how the doors opened for these managers and learn about the productions they have worked on.

The webinar is facilitated by Fred Hannah, Curriculum Manager, Media and TV, Glasgow Clyde College.

Guest Speakers:

Stephanie Ariño - Location Assistant (Mayflies, The Lovers) and Trainee Unit Manager (Screw)

Mayflies: how the BBC adapted Andrew O'Hagan's life-affirming ode to friendship and love

Tony Curran and Martin Compston looking out to sea in BBC series Mayflies

Few novels have excited as much love and devotion as Andrew O’Hagan’s Mayflies, a funny, tender but heart-rending tale of male friendship. Now, only two years after its publication, an adaptation is coming to the BBC, an astonishingly quick turnaround for television drama.

First look images released of Mayflies starring Martin Compston and Tony Curran

Tony Curran as Tully and Martin Compston as Jimmy in Mayflies (credit: BBC)

Directed by Peter Mackie Burns (Rialto), the two-part drama follows the life-defining friendship between Tully (Tony Curran) and Jimmy (Martin Compston).

It’s summer 1986 in a small Scottish town. Jimmy and Tully have ignited a brilliant friendship based on music, films, and the rebel spirit.