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Tea Break Tips - The World of Set Decorating

Anita Gupta has been working in art departments for TV and film for over 20 years, from prop buying to production design and set decorating. She has worked on films and television dramas including A Monster Calls, Eric and Ernie, Endeavour and most recently Wonder Woman. In our latest Tea Break Tips video, Gupta talks about her day-to-day role, and the important skills and character traits you need to be a set decorator.

Bristol buzzes with media festival fun

Attendees enjoying a session at the Bristol Futures Festival (Credit: (Credit: Ellie Kynaston)

"Mists and mellow fruitfulness” means festival season in Bristol. This is when the city’s creative sector comes together to celebrate its talent and share a sense of belonging. 

A festival is all about entertainment. Those festivals with a specific focus on cultural groups often seek to inform community members of their traditions and involve elders who share stories and experiences. 

That couldn’t be a more fitting description for the creative-industry family that calls Bristol home. 

BBC confirms new Film 2016 presenters

Presenters Zoe Ball, Ben Bailey Smith, Mariella Frostrup, Camilla Long, Paul Merton, Edith Bowman and Antonia Quirke (Credit: BBC)

Rather than replacing Winkleman, who presented the show for six years, the BBC has chosen a guest presenter to front each episode in the upcoming seven-part series. 

Zoe Ball will host the first episode, followed by rapper and comedian Ben Bailey Smith, Mariella Frostrup, The Times columnist Camilla Long, Paul Merton, Edith Bowman and radio presenter and journalist Antonia Quirke.

Danny Leigh will remain as the programme's resident critic and guest critics include Grace Dent, Peter Bradshaw, Kate Muir and Ellen E Jones.

Netflix swoops to conquer: An interview with Ted Sarandos

Ted Sarandos was interviewed by Francine Stock at the RTS London Conference (Credit: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Is Netflix set on “world domination”? That was one of the themes in this intriguing encounter between the company’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos, and Francine Stock, presenter of Radio 4’s The Film Programme. Since a huge expansion across the globe in January, only China, North Korea, Crimea and Syria remain outside the streaming service’s worldwide reach. 

The Screen Film Summit gives online discount for RTS members

Screen Film Summit

The UK film industry will come under the microscope at the Screen Film Summit on Thursday 10 December. 

The RTS has teamed up with the Summit to offer our members 15% off the standard ticket price to the day-long event at the newly opened Picturehouse Central, in London.

The conference will help attendees discover how filmmakers can access investment and the opportunities available.

BBC set to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s reign in new documentary

The BBC will be paying tribute to the Queen as the longest-reigning monarch in British history in a new documentary.

The Queen’s Longest Reign: Elizabeth & Victoria will air on 9 September to mark the milestone.

Queen Elizabeth II has surpassed her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years and seven months.  

RTS Student Awards broadcast on Sky Arts

 

The RTS Student Television Awards nominated films will be broadcast on Sky Arts in the next few months.

The award ceremony was held at BFI Southbank on Friday 5 June and celebrated the very best talent in student production.

Sunday Dinner with the Morgans will be the first shown on air on 17th July.

The rest will be broadcast during August and September and will all be featured on the on-demand collection boxset once broadcast. 

Below is the schedule for RTS finalists on Sky Arts: 

 

Survey looks at impact of diversity initiative

A survey by diversity campaign group The TV Collective has found that 83% of people believe recent diversity initiatives will not make a difference to the industry. 

Last year, TV and film in the UK introduced a range of initiatives to improve diversity both on and off screen with broadcasters such as BBC, Sky and ITV implementing new measures.

The purpose of the poll, taken by 170 people, was to investigate the impact the diversity drive had on those from varied backgrounds and highlight problems that may still occur.