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Production managers are to be recognised at the Royal Television Society’s Craft and Design Awards for the first time this year.

Open to nominations from any genre of programming, the new category aims to recognise excellence in financially, logistically and collaboratively managing a complex project.

Entries must detail the project with a supporting statement that outlines the size of the production team, the budget and schedule and details of how the individual addressed any challenges they faced in delivering the editorial ambition of the show.

The move reflects wider efforts to recognise and champion production management roles, with the Production Managers Association calling for improved working conditions and pay.

This year’s Bafta Television Craft Awards and Virgin Media Bafta Television Awards counted production managers, line producers and heads of production as nominees for the first time.

Last year, the RTS Craft and Design Awards, bestowed retiring ITV Studios director of production Sally Debonnaire with an outstanding achievement award for a 30-year career that culminated in overseeing the production management strategy of ITVS’ 30 labels.

Entries for this year’s awards, which span 29 competitive categories and cover the year to 31 August 2022, are due by 9 September.

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