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5th November 2010, 4:18pm
Four in a row for Lincoln's graduates at TV awards
The team behind Greasepaint collect their RTS award Graduates from the University of Lincoln have again walked away as winners from a major television awards ceremony for the fourth year in a row.

A team from Lincoln's acclaimed BA(Hons) Media Production programme won the much-coveted prize in the Fiction category of the Royal Television Society Midlands regional awards.

Philip Stevens, Stewart McGregor, Mathew Steward, Jake Tomlinson and Elif Baki, who all graduated from the University of Lincoln this summer, won over the judging panel with their film Greasepaint.

It was the fourth year running that the University of Lincoln has won honours at the RTS Midlands regional awards and the fifth time in six years.

Staff and graduates from the University's Lincoln School of Media attended the awards ceremony in the Great Hall at University of Birmingham on 4 November, along with 400 media industry professionals from across the Midlands.

Out of 37 university and college entries to this year's competition, Lincoln received three nominations. In the Fiction category, Lincoln had two nominations from the same team as the crew behind Greasepaint were also shortlisted for another production, Northmen. They were joined by fellow Lincoln graduates Chris Kirk and Ashley Pay, who were nominated in the Animation category for their film Smog.

Dr Sarah Barrow, Head of the Lincoln School of Media, said: "We're thrilled that this talented team of graduates from the Lincoln School of Media were nominated for two of their final year films in the regional RTS awards, and that they won with Greasepaint, a really accomplished work that was highly praised for its technical quality and creative ingenuity by the judges.
"We're also delighted that the film-makers have decided to stay in Lincoln and have established their own production company, Urban Apache Films, at Sparkhouse Studios, which is attached to and supported by the University. Their latest production, The Candidate, was premiered on Monday 8 November to an audience of 300 guests at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
"Congratulations to the winners and their project tutor, Andy McKay, and also to film-makers Chris Kirk and Ashley Pay who were nominated for the Animation award for their film, Smog."

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