[ASC-list] NSW event: What's the buzz? Trends in Science Documentaries - Alison Leigh

Phil Dooley phil.dooley at sydney.edu.au
Wed Apr 28 03:08:59 UTC 2010


Following on from her popular session at the National Conference in
February, we're honoured to have Alison Leigh presenting to us:

WHAT'S THE BUZZ? TRENDS IN SCIENCE DOCUMENTARIES
Alison Leigh, 
Editorial Director, World Congress of Science & Factual Producers

Monday May 17th, 6.30 - 8 PM.
Clarendon Hotel, 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Members - Free;  Non-members $5
Light snacks provided, bar menu available

RSVPs essential: ascnsw at gmail.com

Science and Natural History Programming has become fashionable again in the
international market place. So what's out there breaking new ground and
making people talk ? What's hot and what's not ? what's on the way up and
what's on the way down? We take a look at clips from some of the most
outstanding and successful science TV programs of 2009 from the perspective
of the international production  community. What will the Australian
science communication industry make of them?

Alison Leigh is Editorial Director of the annual WORLD CONGRESS OF SCIENCE
AND FACTUAL PRODUCERS. She played a leading role in producing and
commissioning science TV programs in Australia for over a decade,  including
six years as executive producer ABC TV Science Unit,  (QUANTUM,  HOT CHIPS,
"THE FUTURE EATERS", "WHAT'S YOUR POISON? - the  science of everyday drugs.)
She returned to ABC TV in 2007 to run Catalyst for a season. Since then she
has worked as a writer for  series like Beyond¹s KIDS DETECTIVES and
BACKYARD SCIENCE .She is  currently writing the companion volume to an
upcoming ABC TV series  "Making Australia Happy".  Alison is a founding
member and past president of ASC.





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