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Telling someone else’s story ain’t easy

Getting a TV biography right -- with a precise balance of fact and sentiment -- is an art. Just ask those who have to direct and edit them. As the director of SBS' Australian Biography puts it: 'Don't talk to me about editing hours and hours of interview to 26 minutes. It is just so hard, so f..king hard.' Read more about the show and how it's made in this article by The Australian's Graeme Blundell.
October 2, 2008

Getting a TV biography right — with a precise balance of fact and sentiment — is an art. Just ask those who have to direct and edit them. As the director of SBS’ Australian Biography puts it: ‘Don’t talk to me about editing hours and hours of interview to 26 minutes. It is just so hard, so f..king hard.’ Read more about the show and how it’s made in this article by The Australian‘s Graeme Blundell.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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