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
“Full House” signs were posted outside the latest RTS Futures event, which looked at the key role of the researcher in making good telly.
A panel of three researchers and two bosses discussed what it takes to be an ace researcher – a talent that event chair Rick Edwards admitted he didn’t have. The presenter of BBC3 topical debate show Free Speech once worked as a researcher. “I definitely wasn’t the best, which is why I ended up taking a different direction. In fact, I was rubbish,” he said
Discover what it takes to be the best researcher in the business from top bosses and star researchers and fast track your career
This exciting panel and Q&A session gives you the golden opportunity to identify the essential tools and skills to be an ace researcher. Our panel of experienced TV researchers and bosses from different genres will share the secrets of how to master the skills of great research that underpins all media content and will help you to get ahead in your career.
Set Design is a highly creative role in the television industry, and just as competitive. There are a number of ways you can make yourself stand out from the crowd though. In this video established set designer David Bevin shares his tips on getting your foot in the door.
A team mentored by Voltage Head of Development Helen Docherty brainstormed and pitched the winning format at the latest RTS Futures event. "Undercover Lovers" – a hybrid of three series, Big Brother, Playing it Straight and Wife Swap – was praised by the BBC's Ana De Moraes as "the most original and distinctive" idea for a new show.
"The beauty of now is that to make a television show, you don't have to be on television and you don't have to wait for a break – you can start doing it straightaway," argued Twitter's Dan Biddle at the latest RTS Futures event, which delved into the brave new digital worlds of YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Vine.
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