RTS East

Norwich students sweep up half of the RTS East Student Awards

The Drama award was awarded to She Hears Crying and the Factual prize went to Under the Blanket, both made by teams of students from Norwich University of the Arts.

She Hears Crying was praised by the judges for a “strong central performance and engaging narrative”, while Under the Blanket was “very engaging, with huge twists and great use of flashbacks”.

Geoffrey Smith: A life spent telling stories

His Emmys were for Presumed Guilty, an exposé of Mexico’s judicial system, and The English Surgeon, which follows a neurosurgeon working in Ukraine’s Soviet-era hospitals.

His first film took him to Haiti to help make a documentary about the country's first free election in 30 years. “On the morning of that historic election, we discovered 23 people had been massacred in a school voting station,” recalled Smith.

RTS East hosts TV networking event

More than 30 industry professionals and students gathered to make connections and chat over a drink.

Old friends and new talked about the growing production landscape here in the East of England. Businesses that have relocated from London to Norfolk spoke about the tremendous opportunities available to them and their clients, including reduced costs, lower environmental impact, and great locations and facilities.

The centre will be showcasing what the region has to offer in events throughout the year, and we’re very much looking forward to working with our new contacts.

RTS East explore the British talent behind the original Star Wars trilogy

Robert Watts and David Whiteley

Watts was one of the contributors to presenter/producer and Star Wars superfan David Whiteley’s affectionate look at the British talent behind the Star Wars phenomenon.

An audience of more than 75, including two stormtroopers, enjoyed a screening of the original 60-minute version of The Galaxy Britain Built, winner of RTS East’s Best Factual Programme and Best Post-Production awards earlier this year.