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05/09/2017

RTS To Celebrate 90th Anniversary

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The Royal Television Society has awarded nine new Fellowships to commemorate its 90th anniversary.

RTS Fellowships are given to those recognised as having made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the industry. The new Fellows are:

• Dan Brooke – Channel 4's Chief Marketing and Communications Officer and Diversity Champion

• Anne Bulford OBE – Deputy Director-General of the BBC

• Russell T Davies – screenwriter and television producer

• Gary Franses – Head of Live Events at Sunset+Vine

• Sara Geater – Chief Operating Officer at All3Media Group

• Mike Gunton – Creative Director, BBC NHU and Factual at BBC Worldwide

• John Hardie – Chief Executive of ITN

• Graham Linehan – Irish television comedy writer and director

• Jed Mercurio – British television writer, producer, director and novelist.

Commenting on the news, Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society, said: "To mark the Society's 90th anniversary we thought it was fitting to celebrate the incredible talent working in our industry today – those who have had a huge impact on broadcasting and have helped to drive it forward and define its future. All of those selected have done just this and I am truly honoured to be awarding them with a RTS Fellowship."

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