History team coming

The creative team behind the popular documentary series, ‘The Making of Modern Australia’, will visit Byron Bay on August 21 to reveal how they created this multi-platform production.

The team is being hosted by Screenworks.

‘The Making of Modern Australia’, currently screening on ABC 1, is an entertaining and nostalgic expose of Australian social history.

Australians volunteered to share their stories of life in this country from 1945 onwards.

The project includes a four-part TV series, a book written by the series narrator William McInnes and a website.

Local producer Anne Hesher has been involved from the beginning and is creating associated educational resources for Australian schools. “The Making of Modern Australia’s success has to be attributed to its ability to touch and engage all generations in a way that only a multi-platform production can do,” she said.

Among those presenting the Screenworks masterclass will be Ian Collie, the producer of the TV series and a principal at Essential Media and Entertainment Sydney; Jackie Turnure, head of development at Hoodlum Entertainment Brisbane; the multi-platform production company who produced the website; and Anne Chesher, the education producer.

“The Screenworks masterclass is a unique opportunity for anyone involved or interested in film, television, web production or publishing to learn of the logistics in working together to create a multi-platform production with potential for such a diverse range of formats,” Screenworks general manger Jill Moonie said.

The masterclass will be held at 2pm on August 21 at the SAE lecture theatre in Byron Bay. Seats limited, bookings essential: contact www.screenworks.com.au or phone 66871599.

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