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RTS Fellowships awarded to broadcast veterans

RTS Fellowships, given out by the Royal Television Society for outstanding contributions to the broadcasting industry, were awarded to John Cresswell, Jane Featherstone, Peter Fincham, Andy Harries and George Jesse Turner.
January 17, 2011

RTS Fellowships, given out by the Royal Television Society for outstanding contributions to the broadcasting industry, were awarded to John Cresswell, Jane Featherstone, Peter Fincham, Andy Harries and George Jesse Turner.
Cresswell is the newly appointed CEO of UK transmission company Arqiva, and has also served five years as COO at Granada and COO at ITV.
Featherstone is the creative director of Kudos, and has executive produced drama series such as Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes.
Another recipient is Peter Fincham, director of television at ITV, who has run TalkBack Productions and talkbackTHAMES. Fincham has been responsible for series like X Factor and The Apprentice at talkbackTHAMES.
Harries, who formed Left Bank Pictures, has worked at Granada and been named The Guardian‘s Media Top 100, and Broadcast‘s Top 100 Producers.
Lastly, legendary cameraman Turner was awarded the Fellowship for his work on World in Action from 1966 to 1998.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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