RTS Futures Summer Party

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

Artificial Intelligence and the Future with Demis Hassabis

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.

RTS Student Awards 2014

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.

RTS Yorkshire Programme Awards 2015

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!

Speakers

Hosted by Nick Hewer star of Countdown & The Apprentice.

Booking Instructions

Dowload a booking form HERE

Google boss defends Fake News record

“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.”

Fleabag producer Lydia Hampson on comedy, drama and Reese Witherspoon

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.”