RTS awards fellowship to ScreenSkills CEO Seetha Kumar
1st October 2019
The Royal Television Society is awarding our CEO Seetha Kumar a fellowship in recognition of her outstanding contribution to television.
Seetha joins Jane Turton, chief executive of All3Media, Kevin Lygo, ITV director of television, ITV director of sport Niall Sloane, Big Talk chief executive Kenton Allen, broadcaster Sue Inglish, Universal Pictures vice president of global distribution technology Andy Lucas and Sid Gentle Films chief executive Sally Woodward Gentle in being recognised this year.
Her career in TV included BBC Online controller, launching BBC HD (the UK's first free-to-air public service HD channel) and creative director, documentaries and executive producer, features. She led the unsolved crime show Crimewatch UK as well as the award-winning 2005 Africa Lives season which was then the BBC’s largest cross-media season and involved partnerships with over 50 UK organisations including the British Museum. A season focusing on domestic violence, Hitting Home, resulted in a Parliamentary Early Day Motion.
This is a huge honour. It’s wonderful to be recognised for my career working in television and for the great work that ScreenSkills doesSeetha Kumar, ScreenSkills CEO
Seetha, who will formally accept her fellowship next month, said: “This is a huge honour. It’s wonderful to be recognised for my career working in television and for the great work that ScreenSkills does in finding and supporting behind-the-camera talent in television.”
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