The inimitable Tony Wilson always sought to champion North West talent, and this year's lecture features the Salford born star of The Fast Show, Men Behaving Badly and Cold Feet, John Thomson.
RTS North West
Need inspiration for your latest TV idea?
Bored with filming in the usual places?
Join us on an exclusive tour of awarding winning Manchester Museum's secret archives.
The tour will also include free access to the exhibition, object lessons and an opportunity for networking.
RTS NW are delighted to announce our next fantastic event, a screening of Trust Me, the brand new drama thriller made by Red Production Company for BBC One. Plus an exclusive panel discussion about ‘women in television’. Are we doing enough to bring more women into the industry? Why are drama directors predominantly male? Is there a fundamental flaw in how we are hiring our crews?
It’s 2010, and screenwriter and showrunner Frank Spotnitz sits in a plane at LAX ahead of a 10-hour flight, eager to begin his new life. On the strength of a deal with Sky to air his new spy thriller Hunted, he has sold up, lock, stock and barrel, in the US, and is moving his business, his family and dogs to London.
As the plane taxis to the runway for take-off, he takes a quick call from one of his producers, only to be told that Sky has cancelled the show. Suddenly, Spotnitz is unemployed; Hunted seems dead in the water, along with his European dream.
The BBC One series, made by the Red Production Company, bagged three awards at the ceremony, which was held at the Hilton Deansgate in Manchester. Years and Years was named Best Drama, while the acting gongs went to Rory Kinnear and Jessica Hynes.
Granada Reports also picked up three awards on the night. The ITV News programme won the Best Regional News Programme award for its investigation into the North West’s high suicide rate and the prize for Best Digital Content. Sports correspondent Chris Hall was named Best Regional News Journalist.
The nominees were announced at the RTS North West 2019 launch party sponsored by Audio Network.
Take a look below and see if you are one of the lucky four! You can also click here to see a full list of the nominees.
Don't forget to save the date and get tickets for the awards in November now by contacting Rachel Pinkney.