Rona Fairhead will be delivering her first speech as chair of the BBC Trust.
Rona Fairhead delivers her first speech since taking office as BBC Trust Chair, setting out her vision for the BBC and reflecting on the important challenges and opportunities facing the corporation now and in the coming years. This event will be chaired by Sir Peter Bazalgette.
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In recent years, fixed rig documentaries have taken us inside everywhere from hospitals to chicken shops. Executive Producer of One Born Every Minute, Sarah Swingler, and Channel 4's David Brindley, join other speakers to share their expertise.
Fixed-rig productions have come a long way since the first Big Brother in 2000. As the technology and editorial has become more ambitious, we have been inside hospitals, schools, police stations, chicken shops and even underground observing burrowing animals. Fixed rig technology allows us to observe worlds with most minimal disruption and capture human emotions and reactions in their truest form.
The all-star panel assembled for the final RTS Futures event of the year on how to present telly were forced to relive their small screen debuts. While embarrassing for the professionals, the clips simultaneously gave hope to the audience of would-be presenters.
"No one starts off being bloody brilliant – it's a learning curve," said event and ITV's All Star Family Fortunes host Vernon Kay.
The winners of the RTS Craft & Design Awards 2013/2014 have been announced.
The awards recognise the huge variety of skills and processes involved in programme production, from editing to lighting, and costume design to digital effects. This year saw a host of television professionals competing in 25 categories for a coveted Royal Television Society Award. In addition there were two awards given at the discretion of the Jury Chairs: the Judges' and Lifetime Achievement Awards.
London Centre offered a review of IBC's weird and wonderful exhibits at the end of September. The annual media technologies conference and exhibition had welcomed more than 55,000 attendees to Amsterdam earlier in the month.
One of television’s most influential bureaucrats, Colin Shaw, has died, aged 85.
Colin Shaw has died, aged 85 (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)
Few of television’s senior bureaucrats have been as influential as Colin Shaw, who has died, aged 85.
A Fellow of the RTS and a regular attender of Society events, Shaw’s low-key, but incisive, wit helped negotiate the BBC out of many a tight spot in the 1960s and 1970s. He was latterly the corporation’s Chief Secretary.
When not emulating Ally, the Night Owl, Brigitte Trafford relishes any work day that includes a high-vis jacket and Swiss wine
I am a Leytonstone girl by birth. I share that provenance with David Beckham, and I have many happy memories in my teens of going to watch Trevor Brooking (look him up, if you’re under 40) at Upton Park.
It was a different football world, back then. No seats, for a start. And it did not seem that long ago since England lifted the World Cup with a West Ham player as captain.