GENERATION NEXT – CONFERENCE PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Australia’s best value screen industry conference for emerging and established screen practitioners, Generation Next is back for a third year with an outstanding lineup of speakers and sessions.

Exploring the escalating popularity of format based, reality and light entertainment television, this is an opportunity not to be missed for those looking to make TV, or to start a career working in the industry.

Singing, dancing, cooking, building, chatting, living, loving and losing weight …
it’s all been turned into blockbuster reality television.

Only two weeks to go, book your place now!

Sessions and speakers include:

INTRODUCTION BY

Lawrence Mooney – Comedian (Dirty Laundry Live, ABC TV)

ORDINARY PEOPLE

Deb Stewart and Anna Scarff talk about the production process on Big Brother and The Block, and how the right casting, writing and editing transform ordinary people and events into prime time entertainment.

Deb Stewart – Executive Producer, Southern Star (Big Brother, and previously Deal Or No Deal)
Anna Scarff – Senior Producer, The Block

DIRECTING REALITY

John Olb (The Biggest Loser, Project Runway, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation) and Sophie Meyrick(Grand Designs Australia, Carbon Cops) discuss the issues involved in directing format and reality programs. How to stick to the ‘style guide’ while staying creative.

Jon Olb – The Biggest Loser, Project Runway, Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation
Sophie Meyrick – Grand Designs Australia, Carbon Cops
Moderator: Marc Gracie – Executive Director, Open Channel

DO IT YOURSELF

A discussion of original Australian formats with creators of programs including:

Michael Hirsh – Principal, Working Dog (Thank God You’re Here)
Anthony Watt – Series Producer, Spicks and Specks

CASE STUDY OF AN INTERNATIONAL FORMAT – MASTERCHEF

Caroline Spencer – Director of Development, Fremantle Media (Executive Producer of Recipe To Riches, and formerly MasterChef, Farmer Wants A Wife)
Moderator: Paul Kalina – Editor, The Age Green Guide

IT WORKS FOR US

TV Networks perspectives on format television. What works. Why it works. What they need.

Russel Howcroft – Gruen Transfer, Network Ten
Stevie Murray – Executive Producer, Seven Network

IN CONVERSATION WITH…

Rory Callaghan – Executive Director, Shine Australia

A discussion about his career creating and producing entertainment television. An Executive at Nine, Granada, Southern Star and now Shine, Rory has a unique perspective on the industry.

GENERATION NEXT: FACING UP TO REALITY

Date: 9 – 10 December 2013
Location: Docklands Studios
Address: 476 Docklands Drive, Docklands
Fee: $45 Open Channel member / $150 non members
Open Channel membership: $55 full / $44 concession
Registration due: Monday, 2 December 2013
Registration information: generationnextreality.eventbrite.com.au

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