23 September 2018 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
TV
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
Rep Bodies
Agencies
Representatives
Full Rep/Agency Listings
Who's Who
Rep Bodies News
Site Map
IFTN HOME

Irish Film and Television Network

 »

Rep Bodies

 »

Rep Bodies News



RTS NI Launches 2018 Programme Awards
13 Aug 2018 :
Kieran Doherty, Chair of RTS NI; Jannine Waddell, Chair of RTS NI Awards Committee and Zach Willis, MD of Ka-Boom, headline sponsor
The Royal Television Society (RTS) today launched its 2018 Programme Awards for the Northern Ireland creative industries.

Once again Ka-Boom, one of Northern Ireland's leading facilities companies is headline sponsor of RTS NI Awards and the winners will be announced at an exciting ceremony in The Mac as part of Belfast Media Festival, this November.

Kieran Doherty, Chair of RTS NI said:
"As an educational charity these awards help the RTS to raise awareness of the growing success and innovation of the creative industries in Northern Ireland. This will be our fourth Awards giving us the opportunity to highlight once again the exceptional people working in Northern Ireland. This year we are proud to announce that the overall Judge's Award which recognises an outstanding, long term-contribution to the industry by an individual or company is being renamed. It will now be known as the Brian Waddell Award, in memory of one of our most influential programme makers, a true pioneer whose vision more than 30 years ago to set up one of the UK's first independent production companies has helped to position Northern Ireland at the forefront of the production industry worldwide."

Jannine Waddell, RTS NI Awards Committee Chair said:
"I am deeply touched that the RTS NI has chosen to honour my father's contribution to the industry he loved with this Award. It was considered a huge risk to launch a production company away from the hub of London, not to mention in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, but he went ahead anyway recognising the incredible talent we have here."

Zach Willis, Company Director and Co-Founder of Ka-Boom said:
"The RTS NI Awards are the most respected and sought after creative industry awards in Northern Ireland and we are delighted to be involved as headline sponsor for the second year, applauding the very best of the screen industry in Northern Ireland. Ka-Boom has grown substantially over the last few years providing high quality facilities not only to the local industry but to the growing international sector who are choosing to base their productions in Northern Ireland."

Applications for entries to this year's Awards are available from today (Monday 13 August) until Friday 10th September, 2018. To qualify for entry, submissions must have been aired between 7th Aug 2017 and 3rd August 2018 by individuals, broadcasters or companies based in or working in Northern Ireland. 

Further details can be found on https://rts.org.uk/region/northern-ireland/awards.

The 2018 Award categories are:
• Scripted Comedy
• Entertainment
• Factual Entertainment and / or Features
• Specialist Factual
• Documentary 
• Current Affairs
• News Coverage
• Drama
• Children's and / or Animation
• Interactive Entertainment / Media
• Original Music Score
• Brian Waddell Judge's Award

The RTS has partnered with BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, Channel 4 and UTV for these prestigious awards. Judging in each category will be carried out independently by an experienced internal jury with winners being announced at the special awards ceremony at The Mac, Belfast on Thursday 15th November.




BREAKING NEWS
Irish brand Saorview Connect wins IBC Innovation Award
Virgin Media Television Issue Air Date for 'The Bailout'
IFI Documentary Festival to Host Panel Discussion on ‘Documentary Making In Ireland Today’
The Little Stranger Opens in Cinemas Nationwide this Friday, September 21st

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Antoine Simkine Elected President of ACE Producers
Northern Ireland Screen's Feature Doc Development Applications Open
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Irish brand Saorview Connect wins IBC Innovation Award
21 Sep 2018 
Ross Whitaker's 'Katie' Set for Nationwide Cinema Release on October 26th
20 Sep 2018 
Anne Daly & Ronan Tynan to Receive Award at Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles
19 Sep 2018 
Programme Revealed for 29th Cinemagic Film Festival
18 Sep 2018 
EDITOR'S PICK
Animo's 'The John Pauls' Airs on RTE
Making The Grade Set For DVD Release
Sharon Horgan to Star in 'Military Wives' Film
John Boorman Launches Irish Film School
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter