Royal Television Society Award Winners

Congratulations to four graduates from last year’s Media Production graduating cohort who have won a prestigious Royal Television Society Award for their final year project Gnomes, a comedy horror film.

RTS NW Student Awards - Drama

Pictured  from left to right are Karina O’Malley (actor in the drama) and four graduates of Media Production Mike Priest, Josh Mullins, Shani Vizma and Colin Donaldson

Alex Connock, Chair of the RTS North West Centre and Managing Director of Shine North, said: “How fantastic it is that the next generation in TV and video creativity are already proving that the North West is at the top of the game. There are a good number of colleges and universities in our region helping students to reach excellence in scripting, shooting and editing before they are even into their twenties – and that can only be good for the industry long term.”  (RTS North West)


Level four students attended  a half-day event, the RTS North West Student Conference – Engaging with the Media, that preceded the award ceremony and were then joined by level 5 students for an inspiring evening.

The conference was described in the RTS North West press release – as ‘a range of informative sessions with high profile speakers. ITV News Senior Programme Editor, Richard Frediani; ITV News Political Correspondent, Dan Hewitt and BBC North West Political Correspondent, Arif Ansari delivered a session entitled ‘Order Order’, discussing how to deliver a general election; Coronation Street’s Digital producer Alan Toner talked about the world’s longest running soap in the digital age; CBeebies series producer Jo Allen, Head Writer Ian Carney and series creator Barry Quinn revealed how to create a bit children’s series; and ITV reporter Adam McLean presented a session on the use of drones.’ (RTS North West)

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