Isle of Media are honoured to be able to be able to support the Royal Television Society (RTS) in it’s opening of a new centre on the Isle of Man.
L-R: John Rhys-Davies, His Excellency Lieutenant Governor Gozney, Theresa Wise, Richard Arning, Michael Wilson
The Royal Television Society is an educational charity promoting the art and science of television to industry professionals and the wider public.
The Isle of Media is the national development agency for the thriving Isle of Man video, television and film sector. Set up as a not-for-profit Public Private Partnership with the Isle of Man Government to drive inward investment in Digital Media and foster the indigenous industry and talent, we provide advice regarding the development of media projects on the Isle of Man.
As well as announcing the opening of an RTS Centre, Isle of Media is to become a Patron on the national RTS with centres across the UK and Ireland.
Partnering through a prestigious organisation such as the RTS will allow members on the Island to become part of a wider community developing skills and learning associated with television. The Isle of Man will become the 15th regional group to be part of the Royal Television Society.
In the months and years ahead RTS Isle of Man will offer workshops, lectures and learning opportunities. Isle of Man members will not have to travel off the Island to have very similar event opportunities to those seen in the UK and Ireland.
CEO of the RTS Theresa Wise said, “I am so thrilled that our vibrant RTS Centres are being augmented by the launch of the Isle of Man Centre this Autumn. It is a testament to the health of our industry and the hard work of our volunteers and members. I am personally delighted to welcome our new RTS Isle of Man Centre.”
Michael Wilson CEO of Isle of Media said, “Having supported the RTS for more than 30 years, I am delighted that Isle of Media is becoming a Parton of this Royal Society, and it will be a huge assist to our creative sector to have an RTS Centre based on the Island. We look forward to supporting its development”.
There was a formal launch event on the 6th of September during the Isle of Man Film Festival 2018 hosted by the royal representative on the Isle of Man, Lieutenant Governor Sir Richard Gozney.
For more information about going the RTS and benefits to members go to: www.rts.org.uk/membership.