The Changing Face of Light Entertainment
it’s all been turned into blockbuster reality television.To be launched by comedian and television personality Lawrence Mooney (Dirty Laundry Live, ABC 2) and with guest speakers including Rory Callaghan (Executive Director, Shine Australia), Michael Hirsh (Working Dog) and Deb Stewart (Consultant Executive Producer, Big Brother), GENERATION NEXT: FACING UP TO REALITY will explore the escalating popularity of format based, reality and light entertainment television.The program will feature speakers from each of the major commercial television networks, representatives from Australia’s leading production companies responsible for productions such as MasterChef, The X Factor, Big Brother, The Block, Dancing With The Stars, Spicks and Specks and many more.Industry producers and broadcasters will have the opportunity to share production experiences and insights into the popularity of the reality genre and speculate on the future of Australian television broadcasting.Topics at GENERATION NEXT: FACING UP TO REALITY will include insights into the big international formats, creating new Australian formats, the narrative element of reality television, what television networks want, as well as a number of case studies and interactive sessions.
Now in its third year and supported by Film Victoria, the Open Channel Generation Next conference series support Victoria’s emerging and established screen industry practitioners with an accessible environment for networking and discussion.
A preview program is now available at http://www.openchannel.org.
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: generationnextrea