Royal Television Society Scholarships for Joynson and Whiston Prolific North

The Royal Television Society awards scholarships to Sally Joynson, CEO of Screen Yorkshire and John Whiston, MD, Continuing Drama, ITV.

The award recognizes “industry leaders who have made an outstanding, sustained and outstanding contribution to the industry”.

“All of the new Fellows for 2021 are leaders in their fields, leading the way and using their vast expertise to guide others through what has been another exceptional year for UK television,” said Theresa Wise, CEO of the Royal Television Society.

“We are delighted to come together to celebrate their vast contributions to the industry. “

Joynson is due to step down as CEO of Screen Yorkshire early next year, after 20 years with the organization. Appointed CEO in 2006, she is widely credited with the resurgence of the filming industry in the county following the closure of regional film agencies.

She started the Yorkshire Content Fund, helped found Church Fenton Studios and was instrumental in Channel 4’s decision to move to Leeds.

John Whiston is responsible for Coronation Street and Emmerdale as well as responsible for ITV in the North. His credits include Red Dwarf, Ms Merton and Mastermind when he was at the BBC. And at ITV, he’s been responsible for his biggest shows, from Hearbeat to Touch of Frost, Prime Suspect, Lewis and The Queen.

The other 2021 fellows are Simon Heath, CEO of World Productions; Danielle Lux, MD, CPL Productions; Ben McOwen Wilson, MD, YouTube UK & Ireland and Director, EMEA; and Clive Myrie, BBC.

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