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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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