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AACTA Meet the Makers - Producers

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Screen Producers Australia are pleased to announce
AACTA’s “Meet the Makers – Producers” session

Producing a television series isn’t for the inexperienced nor the faint hearted, but when it’s shot on location it adds another level of complexity.

Join Matthew Deaner, Executive Director, Screen Producers Australia as he chats with the producers of two of Australia’s most original and exciting TV series from 2014: David Taylor, The Code and Lois Randall, The Gods of Wheat Street.

David and Lois will share their experiences in shooting on location and talk more broadly about the challenges and joys of producing for television.

The Code, produced by David Taylor, an award winning, Emmy nominated Producer from Playmaker Media, is nominated in 10 categories for the AACTA Awards this year. This 6 x one hour exhilarating ABC political drama was created by Shelley Birse through Playmaker’s Scribe program and shot in outback and metropolitan areas across Australia: Canberra, Sydney, Silverton/Broken Hill in NSW and Cockburn in South Australia.

The Gods of Wheat Street, nominated for Best Original Music Score in Television for the ACCTA Awards this year, was created by a Wiradjuri and Bundjalung man, Jon Bell, and produced by Every Cloud Productions, Bell and fellow Northern Rivers Producer, Lois Randall. This inspiring 6 x one hour ABC series shot entirely on location in Coraki, Casino and Lismore in Northern New South Wales, tells the stories of the Freeburn clan, a modern Australian Aboriginal family of local legends where love, humour and magic are major ingredients in their lives.

The Gods of Wheat Street won Telemovie or Mini Series of the Year and Playmaker Media was named the Media Super Production Business of the Year at the Screen Producers Australia Awards in November 2014.

WHERE: Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction, NSW
WHEN: 9.00am, Wednesday, 28th January 2015
RSVP: Available to Screen Producers Australia and AACTA/AFI members only. 

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Lois Randall is a Screen Producer with extensive experience in screen production and development, and industry policy and strategy. She was Producer of the six-episode drama mini-series THE GODS OF WHEAT STREET for Every Cloud Productions (ABC), which was awarded Miniseries of the Year at the 2014 SPA Awards. Other credits include line producer of EAST OF EVERYTHING drama series (ABC); production manager on international Imax documentary SOLARMAX, and producer of several award winning short films including AIR (animation, SBS) and THE NEW BOOTS (Sydney Film Festival). Professional experience includes Executive Officer at Australian Screen Directors Association (now ADG) and Manager of Metro Screen. Lois is a member of the NSW Film and Television Industry Advisory Committee, and in 2014 she established Magpie Pictures through which she is developing new drama projects.

David Taylor started his television career at the Seven Network before working with various leading production companies. Prior to launching Playmaker, he and the other Playmaker principal David Maher headed Fox’s Australian TV production arm, Fox Television Studios Australia. Here they produced a diverse range of programming including drama series, telemovies, sitcoms and international unscripted formats. Playmaker’s initial credits included the Logie Award winning House Husbands for the NINE Network, the Emmy nominated SLiDE for Foxtel, and the telemovies Wicked Love and Blood Brothers. In 2013 Playmaker produced over 30 hours of primetime drama, including the AWGIE Award winning 6 x 1 hour political thriller The Code for the ABC and Love Child for the Nine Network. In 2014 Playmaker produced the third season of House Husbands, the second season of Love Child and is currently producing the new ABC series Hiding.