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Find out how our panel of drama gurus got their big break, how they made it to where they are today, and have your chance to get the best advice from some of the UK’s top names in this genre.
For anyone interested in working in British television drama, this is an unmissable event – don’t forget to come with your questions, or you can email them to us here beforehand.
We are undeniably in a new golden age of television at the moment, and British TV drama is amongst the most admired and successful around the world.
This event is open to all RTS Futures members or RTS Full Members but is designed for those with no more than two years’ television experience. To book a place you (and any guest/s you book a place for) MUST be either a member of RTS Futures or an RTS Full Member. The cost to RTS Futures members is £10.00. Tickets for full members of the Royal Television Society are complimentary but MUST be booked in advance – please provide your membership number when booking.
If you are an existing member please call Callum Stott on 020 7822 2822 with your credit/debit card ready or email Callum@rts.org.uk providing your name, postal address, email address and phone number (we will then contact you to request credit card details), otherwise please register free as an RTS Futures member or join the RTS as a Full Member (fees apply) at www.rts.org.uk/membership before attempting to book.
If you have any accessibility requirements, please inform us upon booking so that we can assist you with the procedure for your entrance and exit from the venue.
STV Productions’ programme roster has benefited from a serious commitment to the three Rs, says Alan Clements
I am delighted to be the Executive Producer of the RTS London Conference on 9 September, which my boss, Rob Woodward, is chairing. The stellar line-up of guests is testament to the hard work, and brilliant contacts, of the organising committee and I hope you all come to enjoy their expertise and experience in person.
There are great sessions with international luminaries such as Chase Carey from Fox and JB Perrette from Discovery, and debates on the ownership of IP and the future of the BBC.
Emma Scott drives the Mini Cooper of TV land out to meet its continental peers as industry consolidation threatens to overshadow her summer holiday
I'm 10 days away from my summer holiday, timed for the traditional silly season. Now whatever happened to that? BSkyB has just announced that it is buying its German and Italian sister companies; Liberty Global has bought a stake in ITV; Channel 5 is now owned by Viacom; and a flurry of other deals is mooted, none bigger than 21st Century Fox's tilt at Time-Warner. Animal spirits are running high in TV land. Bien sûr, Freesat is also reaching out across the continent.
What would life be like for BBC Productions and its rivals if it was cut loose as a commercial studio? Tara Conlan finds out
Eastenders is one of the most popular shows on the BBC (credit: BBC)
Why [should the BBC] be radical in an age when attacks from sections of the press are more vicious and more personal than ever before; when the BBC’s commercial competitors are more ruthless than they have ever been; and when some politicians and commentators seem more interested in quick headlines than in trying to understand the real issues?
Television channels need to develop radically new music programming for the age of audio abundance, says Meg Carter
Even though the internet has transformed and multiplied listeners’ opportunities to consume music, TV broadcasters’ appetite for music-based shows appears to be growing.
Today’s offerings range from the blatant populism of The X Factor, soon to return on ITV, to the BBC’s blanket coverage of Glastonbury, plus plentiful music documentaries and concerts on Sky Arts and BBC Four.
But that, perhaps, is only the tip of the iceberg in a digital era in which Radio 1 no longer regards itself as “just” a radio station.
A dramatic clash over the future funding of the BBC has redrawn the battlelines for the economists and the diehards over the corporation’s future, reports Maggie Brown
City University in London is the pioneer of media “speed debates”, where big hitters can talk freely in front of a hand-picked band of relevant experts. In July it struck gold, when it hosted “The Future of the Licence Fee”, the first of three half-day seminars being held in the run-up to the general election that will precede the BBC’s Charter review.
Scripps Networks Interactive, owner of half of UKTV, wants to be a bigger player in the UK, says Raymond Snoddy
Scripp's Drive-Ins and Dives presenter Guy Fieri (credit: SNI/John Lee)
The senior Scripps Networks Interactive executive does not deny recent reports that the American group, which specialises in lifestyle programming, is prepared to pay £500m for the half of UKTV it does not already own.