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27/04/2017

RTS East Centre Announces Nominations For Awards

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) East Centre has announced the nominations for the RTS East Awards 2017. The inaugural awards will take place on 25 May at Norwich University of the Arts. The awards will celebrate the fantastic achievements and magnificent talent of the East of England's television industry.

Abz Love (Abz on the Christmas Farm, Tin Can Island Ltd) and David Whiteley (Inside Out East for BBC) will go head-to-head for Best On Screen Personality of the year; while Jo Taylor (BBC), Nikki Fox (BBC Look East - Norwich) and Tom Barton (BBC Look East - Cambridge) will battle it out for Television Journalist of the Year. Those nominated in the Best New Talent category include: Leigh Milner (BBC Look East - Norwich); Mousumi Bakshi (BBC Look East - Cambridge) and Simon Dedman (BBC News).

In the hotly contested News and Current Affairs categories; the BBC's Inside Out East (Series 30, programme 6) is up against ITV News Anglia's Malcolm Robertson and Sarah Cooper in the Best Current Affairs Feature category. ITV News Anglia East will compete in the Best News Programme category and is up against the Brexit Programme on BBC Look East - Cambridge and a special programme following the murder of Arek Jozwik in Harlow for BBC Look East - Norwich.
 
In factual, The Search For The Lost Manuscript: Julian Of Norwich (Tin Can Island Ltd); Plane Resurrection (Nik Coleman Television Limited); Capability Brown's Unfinished Garden (BBC) and Alderney The Evacuation (Eye Film) will all vie to be named Best Factual Programme.

Miranda's Australian Adventure (Tin Can Island Ltd); Treasure Capitals (Laurence Cawley for BBC) and The Letter (Ember Films) will battle it out in the Best Digital Content category; while Giles Duley - #MoreThanAnImage (Forward), Inside Out: Mini Monet (BBC), The Warreners' Tales: A History of Thetford Warren Lodge (Ember Films) and The Letter (Ember Films) are nominated for Best Short Film. Giles Duley - #MoreThanAnImage (Forward) will also go head-to-head with BBC Look East - Norwich for The Diversity Award and will compete in the Best Promotional Programme category against Leighton Park School (Eye Film) and Happiness Guaranteed (Ember Films).

Nikki O'Donnell, Chair of RTS East said: "There is a thriving creative media industry in the East of England and it is for that reason we re-launched the RTS East Centre in 2017. We are extremely pleased with the number of entries received for our inaugural awards and we are looking forward to the opportunity to showcase the amazing range of talent in the region."

THE NOMINATIONS:
Best Current Affairs Feature
Inside Out East (Series 30, programme 6) BBC
Malcolm Robertson - ITV News Anglia ITV News Anglia
Sarah Cooper - ITV News Anglia ITV News Anglia

Best Digital Content
Miranda's Australian Adventure Tin Can Island Ltd
Treasure Capitals Laurence Cawley for BBC
The Letter Ember Films

Best Factual Programme
The Search For The Lost Manuscript: Julian Of Norwich Tin Can Island Ltd
Plane Resurrection Nik Coleman Television Limited
Capability Brown's Unfinished Garden BBC
Alderney The Evacuation Eye Film
 
Best New Talent
Simon Dedman BBC News
Leigh Milner BBC Look East (Norwich)
Mousumi Bakshi BBC Look East (Cambridge)

Best News Programme
Brexit Programme BBC Look East (Cambridge)
A special programme following the murder of Arek Jozwik in Harlow BBC Look East (Norwich)
ITV News Anglia East ITV News Anglia

Best On Screen Personality
Abz Love - Abz on the Christmas Farm Tin Can Island Ltd
David Whiteley - Inside Out East BBC
 
Best Production Craft Skills
Wild France with Ray Mears Tin Can Island Ltd
David Wernham BBC
Martin Giles BBC East
We Stand Out - West Suffolk College Lambda Films
The Letter Ember Films
Rebellion Ember Films
 
Best Promotional Programme
Giles Duley - #MoreThanAnImage Forward
Leighton Park School Eye Film
Happiness Guaranteed Ember Films
                       
Best Short Film
Giles Duley - #MoreThanAnImage Forward
Inside Out: Mini Monet BBC
The Warreners' Tales: A History of Thetford Warren Lodge Ember Films
The Letter Ember Films
 
Television Journalist of the Year
Jo Taylor BBC
Nikki Fox BBC Look East (Norwich)
Tom Barton BBC Look East (Cambridge)
 
The Diversity Award
BBC Look East (Norwich) BBC Look East
Giles Duley - #MoreThanAnImage Forward           

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