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RTS Announces Nominations For First Scotland Awards

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The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the nominations for the first RTS Scotland Awards.
"The awards cover all forms of production in Scotland, recognising excellence and innovation across a range of genres and crafts," a statement from RTS said.
The RTS Scotland Awards are chaired by April Chamberlain, co-founder of Glasgow-based production company, The Comedy Unit. Bobby Hain, STV Director of Channels, is the RTS Scotland Awards committee chair and the committee includes Channel 4’s Director of Creative Diversity, Stuart Cosgrove; Donalda McKinnon, Head of Programmes and Services, BBC Scotland and Jane Muirhead, Chair of PACT in Scotland, who represents the independent sector. The winners will be presented at a ceremony, hosted by Catriona Shearer and Sanjeev Kohli, on Wednesday, 11 June 2014 at the Oran Mor, Glasgow.



• Piper Alpha: Fire in the Night, STV Productions and Berriff McGinty Films for BBC Two
• Donald Campbell: Speed King, Tern TV
• The Day Kennedy Died, ITV/Finestripe Productions

• The Challenger, BBC Scotland Science Unit
• Shetland, BBC Scotland/ITV Studios
• Field of Blood, BBC Scotland/Slate North

News Coverage
• STV News, STV
• STV News North, STV
• BBC Reporting Scotland & BBC Scotland Investigates, BBC Scotland

Scoop of the Year
• Nicole Kleeman and Cathy Newman, Firecrest Films for Channel 4 News
• Peter Smith, STV News
• Mark Daly and Murdoch Rodgers, BBC Scotland News and Current Affairs

Sport - Live Event
• The Production Team, Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run, Filmnova Sport Production for BBC
• Steven Robson and Darin Gardiner, BT Sport Friday night football - Motherwell v Celtic, Sunset & Vine Productions Ltd for BT Sport
• David Harron, The Scottish Communities League Cup Final - St Mirren v Heart of Midlothian, BBC Scotland

Sport programme
• Alan MacDonald and Margot McCuaig, Gothenburg '83, Purple TV for BBC Alba
• David Stoddart and Jo Roe, Driven: The Fastest Woman in the World, BBC Two
• Richard Else and Margaret Wicks, The Adventure Show: The Celtman, Triple Echo Productions for BBC Scotland

• Bob Servant, BBC Two Scotland
• Mrs Brown's Boys, BBC/BocPix/RTE
• Limmy's Show Christmas Special, BBC/BBC One/The Comedy Unit

• Officially Amazing, CBBC/Lion Television Scotland
• Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted, Move on Up/Struay Pictures for CBeebies
• All over the place USA, BBC Scotland

Student Television Award
• Michael Crumley, Rosemary Levine and Jonathan Blair, Hannah, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
• Pawel Grzyb, Christopher McGill and Michal Zagorski, Untold Story, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art
• Ally Lockhart, Ruth Gallacher, Chris McGarrity, Kyle Spence and Guy Thomson, Fist Punch, City of Glasgow College
• Adam Gierasmiuk, Poyo and Neko, Edinburgh College of Art


Television Journalist of the Year
• David Cowan, STV News at Six, STV
• Mark Daly, BBC Scotland Investigates and Newsnight, BBC Scotland

Professional Excellence: Camera
• Carlo D’Alessandro, Michael Palin in Wyeth’s World, BBC Scotland for BBC Two
• Richard Cook, Kathry Ross, Arlene Jeffrey and Paul Murton, Grand Tour in the Scottish Islands, BBC Scotland/Timeline Films
• Alan Harcus, BBC Scotland

Professional Excellence: Sound
• Jim Hunter, Comic Relief Does Glee Club Live Final, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo & Hogmanay Live, BBC
• John Cobban, Vinnie Jones: Russia's Toughest, Tern TV for National Geographic
• Nainita Desai and Malcom Laws, The Day Kennedy Died, ITV/Finestripe Productions

Professional Excellence: Post production: Editing
• John Steventon, Super Human Challenge, BBC Scotland for CBBC
• Jonathan Seal, Sincerely, F Scott Fitzgerald, BBC Two
• Laura Wilson, Michael Palin in Wyeth's World, BBC Scotland

Professional Excellence: Post production: Graphics & Titling
• Kathryn Ross, Paul Murton, Kevin McCrae, Johnny Harris and Arlene Jeffrey, Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain, BBC Four/Timeline Films/Playdead
• Damien Smith, Mark Breslin and Clyde Lawson, The Shooting Gallery, ISO Design Channel 4
• Damien Smith, Mark Breslin and Clyde Lawson, Bear Grylls: Escape from Hell, ISO Design/Sky/Discovery/Betty TV

The Digital Innovation Award
• Damien Smith, Mark Breslin and Clyde Lawson, Gallery of Lost Art, ISO Design/Tate/Channel 4/AHRC
• Allan MacDonald and Margot McCuaig, BookCity Edinburgh, Purple TV

The RTS Scotland Award - The winner of this Award will be announced on the night

James Wilson, RTS Scotland Chair, said: "RTS is grateful to everybody who has given their time to the planning and judging of these awards. We were delighted to receive over a hundred entries from twenty six different production companies."


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