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Royal Television Society appoints new president

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the appointment of media consultant and former Endemol chief creative officer, Peter Bazalgette, as the new RTS President. Also elected to the Board of Trustees are Caroline Thomson, the BBC's chief operating officer and Mike Darcey, chief operating officer for BSkyB, who has been elected chair of the board. The changes follow the death of Sir Robert Phillis, in December, who was both president and chair of the Board of Trustees. The Royal Television Society is Britain's leading forum for television and related media which holds lectures, events and awards shows for the industry.
June 23, 2010

The Royal Television Society (RTS) has announced the appointment of media consultant and former Endemol chief creative officer, Peter Bazalgette, as the new RTS President. Also elected to the Board of Trustees are Caroline Thomson, the BBC’s chief operating officer and Mike Darcey, chief operating officer for BSkyB, who has been elected chair of the board. The changes follow the death of Sir Robert Phillis, in December, who was both president and chair of the Board of Trustees. The Royal Television Society is Britain’s leading forum for television and related media which holds lectures, events and awards shows for the industry.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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