television

The Shiers Trust is accepting grant applications for research projects

The Award offers grants of up to £2,000 towards projects which research and conserve the history of television.

Launched in 2000, the Shiers Trust grant is named after George Shiers, a distinguished US TV historian.

Now in its 17th year, the grant has enabled a range of projects, including the digitalisation of back issues of the Radio Times and the creation of a website which presents a collection of historical consumer electronics images.

RTS Midlands Networking Seminar Worcester

Guest speakers will give industry updates, RTS Midlands will encourage exchange of information and you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

There will be 3 events following the same format across the region with more planned for the East later in the year.

The events currently available for you to attend are:

2nd February  Staffordshire University

9th February University of Wolverhampton

23rd March University of Worcester

RTS Midlands Networking Seminar Wolverhampton

Guest speakers will give industry updates, RTS Midlands will encourage exchange of information and you will have the opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.

There will be 3 events following the same format across the region with more planned for the East later in the year.

The events currently available for you to attend are:

2nd February  Staffordshire University

9th February University of Wolverhampton

23rd March University of Worcester

Channel 4 on the hunt for new northern writers

The writing scheme is open anyone who is new to television, with three successful candidates being placed within independent production companies Lime Pictures and Bonafide Films, where they will undergo mentoring to develop their writing skills.

They will also each receive bursaries of £3,000 to support their time at Lime Pictures or Bonafide Films, along with a nine-month package of training and development from staff at the production companies.

Event Report: Social media muscles in on TV

“Television is amazingly resilient. It’s always been good at seizing the opportunities that new technology brings,” said YouTube’s Stephen Nuttall at the RTS early evening event in late-November, “Social media muscles in on TV”.

“Some of the greatest innovators on social media are the television companies,” added Twitter’s UK Managing Director, Dara Nasr.

Over the past year or so, online video has become hugely important to social media companies.