North East stars come together for prestigious awards ceremony

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The event will celebrate the region’s media industry.

Famous faces from across the North East will come together to celebrate the region’s television, media and creative industries for the Royal Television Society Awards 2023. 

The event will be hosted by Hebburn-born comedian and television screenwriter Jason Cook and will take place at the Hilton Hotel, which is located on the Gateshead side of the Tyne Bridge.

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Graeme Thompson of the RTS North East and Border Centre, said; “We’re delighted Jason has accepted our invitation to host the awards for a record fourth year after the laughter-filled ceremonies of previous years. His unique mix of humour, charm and passion for the North East will ensure we’re in for another incredible night.”

Up for nomination at the awards ceremony is ITV North East-based crime drama Vera which stars Brenda Blethyn in the title role. The television series is nominated for the Best Drama award.

BBC Look North and ITV Tyne Tees & Border will compete in various categories from Outstanding Journalism to Best Presenter.

Other categories will recognise various areas of excellence in the industry including production, editing, animation, graphics and innovations.

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The Royal Television Society also recognises the work of those studying for their career in media, as they showcase the work of students across the region’s universities and colleges.

Almost 100 entries have been submitted for the 2023 awards, from well-known broadcasters to independent production companies - all based in the North East. More than 40 media professionals have come together to judge the entries submitted.

The ceremony is said to be a lavish celebration, welcoming guests with a red carpet, champagne reception and four course meal.

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