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Mr Bates vs The Post Office: How Drama Can Change Society 

Since its release in January 2024, Mr Bates vs The Post Office has already gained a viewership of over ten million and counting. But the ITV drama has done much more than just prove a ratings success; its retelling of the Post Office Horizon Scandal has stirred up so much public indignation that it's accelerated the cogs of justice for the wrongly accused postal staff.

Now, the creators of this remarkable series will pull back the curtain on how they brought this decades-long saga to screen, and reveal how drama can have the power to make lasting change in society.

Patrick Spence - Executive Producer, AC Chapter One
Natasha Bondy - Executive Producer, Little Gem
James Strong - Director
Chris Clough - Producer
Monica Dolan - Actor
Polly Hill - Head of Drama, ITV

Event Details

Date: Tuesday 12 March

Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, London, W1G 9DT

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

Booking Details

Tickets for RTS members are free but must be booked in advance (please input your membership number when booking). If you do not know your membership number, please email

Tickets for non-members are £15.

Tickets are non-refundable. 

RTS Yorkshire - International Women's Day 2024 - Lights, Camera, Equality: Revisted

Five years on from when they first came together, our panellists Lisa Holdsworth, Jin-Theng Craven and Sally Ogden will join us for this online panel, Chaired by University of Leeds Professor of Television and Media, Dr Beth Johnson.
We will reflect on how work for women and mothers in the industry has been over the last 5 years, the impact of the global pandemic, and the production downturn.
We'll delve into what changes have happened in the industry - for better or worse - and discuss what more needs to be done to bring about greater equality.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 7 March

Location: Online

Time: 6.30pm

Lisa Holdsworth, Jin-Theng Craven, Sally Ogden, Dr Beth Johnson

RTS Scotland - Break Into Scriptwriting

Do you want to write for TV?
If you dream of penning episodes of Coronation Street or River City; or have your very own script masterpiece you think commissioners would fight over, then this is the event for you.  This RTS Scotland writer’s event is aimed at budding TV writers keen to break into the world of TV drama. 

You’re invited to meet a brilliant panel of writers, who have written for some of the top dramas of recent years, and will share their experience and words of wisdom at this special event.

Following the discussion, attendees will be invited to network with the panel over drinks.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 7 March

Location: STV, Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1PQ

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

Booking Details

Tickets for free

RTS London - Building a Buzz: Trailers Unveiled

RTS London’s Building a Buzz series returns with an immersive exploration of the captivating world of television trailers. 
This session offers a unique opportunity to delve into the art, strategy, and impact of TV trailers, shedding light on the creative processes behind these bite-sized previews that leave audiences eagerly anticipating their favourite shows.

Discover the secrets behind crafting compelling TV trailers that captivate audiences and build anticipation for upcoming shows. From selecting the perfect clips to crafting impactful sound design and editing techniques, our panel of industry experts will share insights into effective trailer creation.

Our panel of industry experts will explain how the magic happens. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights, connect with industry experts, and celebrate the art of TV trailers.

Tickets include a complimentary glass of wine, over which you can continue networking in the venue bar. 

**Panel to be announced soon**

Producer: Jon-Jon Jones

Event Details

Date: Monday 18 March

Location: Screen 2, Everyman Kings Cross, 4-18 Handyside Street, London, N1C 4DN

Time: 6.15pm for 6.45pm start

Booking Details

£10 for non-members and free for members.

RTS Technology Centre - Challenges of Live Music for Television

Join us for an afternoon & evening of lively discussion about the challenges of delivering live music for television at the University of Surrey, 4th March 2024.
From Glastonbury to Glyndebourne putting live music on television is challenging. TV doesn’t lend itself naturally to music events – it always looks great but getting the audio right, for everyone, can be very hard work.

Microphones get in the way of the cameras or lights. Cables can be a mess and get in the way of camera operators and artists. Live audiences are wonderful on camera and the director usually always wants more cheering, clapping and buzz from the audience while the audio team are tearing their hair out to manage the sound levels, amplification for the audience, foldback for the musicians, clean feeds for external use and, of course, an amazing sound for us all to see on television.

Surrey University is home to the famous Tonmeister audio recording degree course and has, over the years, produced some of the world’s top Emmy & Oscar winning recording engineers in all areas of the audio world.

Our speakers are bringing their gear in the form of not one, but two Outside Broadcast audio recording units which will be available for guests to experience and learn how live music for television is made real.

About the event: 

17:00 – 19:00  Experience the dedicated audio outside broadcast trucks:

Mixbus OB truck – Conrad Fletcher, SounDesign Limited.
Floating Earth OB truck – Mike Hatch, Floating Earth Limited.
19:00 – 19:30  Refreshments will be available immediately prior to the event at 19:30
Venue TBA

19:30 – 20:30  Meet live sound engineers :

Chaired by Rupert Flindt, lecturer at University of Surrey

Mike Felton (Later with Jools, Benjamin Britten at Snape Maltings)
Tudor Davies (Top of the Pops, Glastonbury for the BBC, TFI Friday, Later with Jools)
Conrad Fletcher (Eurovision Song Contest Liverpool, The Choir, CHIC & Nile Rogers)
Mike Hatch (Brit Awards, Young Musician of the Year, Simple Minds, BBC Proms in the Park).

Event Details

Date: Monday 4 March

Location: Department of Music and Media Performing Arts Technology Studios (PATS) Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, GU2 7XH

Time: 5pm - 9pm

RTS Scotland - Dubbing for TV Masterclass

Lift the lid on life in the dubbing fast lane!

Join us for an informal discussion about the modern-day challenges faced by Audio Post Production - followed by refreshments and an opportunity to network.

Chair, Caleb Knightley, Senior Manager for Avid Technology and multi award-winning Sound Designer, will be joined by a group of seasoned and highly respected Dubbing Engineers
Adam Wood (Serious Facilities)
Lucy Watt (Savalas)
Claire Asenova (Edit 123)
Kevin Robertson (Arteus)
This event will lift the lid on life in the dubbing fast lane and provide the opportunity to see and hear original and pre-mastered clips.
Topics include: working within a tight budget framework, sound design, track-laying, remote working and the art of making audio shine. 
Sponsored by Mediaspec & AVID.

Event Details

Date: Monday 6 March

Location: CCA, 350 Sauchiehall St, Glasgow G2 3JD

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start

Tickets are free

RTS East - Cambridge Film People - Networking Event

Join us at this exciting networking event for Cambridge film people on Wednesday 6th March, 2024!
Do you want to meet fellow local filmmakers, find potential collaborators for your exciting new project, or meet other budding cinephiles? Then this event is for you! 

Following from the success of the Norwich Film People event, Cambridge Film People will be back on Wednesday, 6th March from 18.00 - 21.00 at Novi, Cambridge. What’s more, we are giving 10 lucky people a chance to formally introduce themselves and their projects/company to the audience to facilitate networking. If you are interested in this, then simply book a ticket and then sign-up using the form sent on the confirmation email. 

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 6 March

Location: 12 Regent St, Cambridge CB2 1DB, UK

18.00: Event starts  
18.20 - 18.45: Presentations from attendees 
18.45 - 19.30: Networking  
19.30 - 19.55: Second set of presentations from attendees 
19:55 – 21.00: Networking 

Tickets are free

RTS Yorkshire - Amy Garcia: In Conversation

Amy Garcia is celebrating 10 years anchoring BBC’s Look North.
Having started her career in children’s television, Amy returned to education and completed an MA in journalism before joining BBC Look North in 2009 as a broadcast journalist. She has since held various roles at the BBC including a brief sojourn at BBC South Today. She took her place on the red sofa as Harry Gration’s co-anchor in 2013. Over ten years, she has reported on some turbulent times in Yorkshire, often providing a local voice on national stories.

Join us for an evening in conversation with Amy as we explore her career highlights, the challenges she has faced and the stories that have had the biggest impact on her.

This event has been kindly supported by the University of Leeds and will be followed by refreshments and the opportunity for networking.

There are a number of FREE student tickets available for this event,  please email for further details.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 13 March

Location: University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT

Time: 6.30pm start

Tickets are £10 for non-members and free for members.

RTS North West - Student Networking Day 2024

RTS North West annual student networking day once again returns to Dock10 at Media City.

This informative networking day provides those students, studying or living in the North West, access to key professionals and production companies in the region – aimed specifically at those graduating this year, or recent graduates. Previous attendees have gone on to secure jobs, placements and shadowing opportunities.

The morning comprises a number of panel sessions, highlighting possible roles across the TV genres and specialisms, suggestions of routes into the screen and radio sector along with a focus on nurturing and developing soft skills, and networking techniques. Lunchtime sessions offer an opportunity to put networking to good use as screen sector professionals, agencies,  producers and leaders of North West based employers will join for informal conversations and advice.

During the afternoon students are able to choose a preferred TV masterclass discipline, across a variety of genres and specialisms; from virtual production; scripted development; news and current affairs; sports; and entertainment. Attending the day will equip students with ideas of possible routes into early career roles, and connect them with industry bodies and employers, whilst also offering advice of how to navigate a freelance career. Tickets are issued on a first come first served basis, and are non-transferable.

Tickets for the evening RTS NW Student Awards are offered separately, and need to be applied for separately – these will be released once all nominees have been notified.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 20 March

Location: HQ1 @ dock10, Media City, White Tower, M50 2NT

Time: 10am

Tickets are free


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