The challenges of a shifting TV landscape will be discussed by television executives at this year's RTS Cambridge Convention, chaired by BBC Director-General Tony Hall.
This year RTS Futures are joining forces with the Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival Talent Schemes to host a celebration and party for you with some of the biggest names in the television industry.
This is a party like no other – an opportunity you could only dream of – a chance to meet the people behind some of the most talked about shows on British television, as we open the evening with a special Q&A session
Dr Demis Hassabis is the Co-Founder and CEO of DeepMind, the world’s leading General Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, which was acquired by Google in 2014 in their largest ever European acquisition. Demis will draw on his eclectic experiences as an AI researcher, neuroscientist and videogames designer to discuss what is happening at the cutting edge of AI research, its future impact, and how developing AI may help us better understand the human mind, including the nature of imagination and creativity.
The very best in student production will be recognised at the RTS Student Television Awards 2014, set to be announced at the BFI Southbank on Friday 5 June.
The shortlist of succesful nominees will be announced later this month, with categories from entertainment to factual and animation being rewarded. The awards encompass both undergraduate and postgraduate students from across the UK.
This year will also see a gong presented in an 'Open' category for the first time, for any film of under three minutes.
Building on the success of last year's revamped awards, we're back at the Royal Armouries this year.
We are happy to announce that Nick Hewer (Countdown, The Apprentice) will be joining us as our host.
We've had a record number of entries from some great companies and productions. Join us!
Hosted by Nick Hewer star of Countdown & The Apprentice.
Dowload a booking form HERE
From glamorous award ceremonies to lively debates, the RTS embraces all aspects of television, and is open to anyone with an interest in the medium. Membership starts at £65 a year, and includes a range of benefits.
As an educational charity, we encourage and celebrate work in television and its related fields, from finding out how the nation’s favourite shows are made in our Anatomy of a Hit series, to celebrating burgeoning talent at our annual Student Awards.
Ahead of the show’s launch, Yianni spoke to us about about wrapping cars, his Hollywood cameo and being smart on YouTube.
“Don’t take this as me being rude, but as a Brit who’s proud of and grown up with our amazing content,” he urged broadcasters to experiment “with different platforms and technologies – I really believe there’s an enormous opportunity for original British content.
“We need some positive opportunities for export right now and the [online] audience is there, it’s growing and it’s going to double in the next five years.”
It is a motto she has picked up from Fleabag’s creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
“We wanted to shoot it like a drama and cut it like a comedy,” she explains. “Sometimes it feels like drama is comedy’s big older brother.”
For Hampson and Waller-Bridge, it wasn’t enough to create a ‘typical’ comedy. “We were trying to go for the ambition of drama, but not at the expense of the laughs.”