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One half of the Leyland Brothers dies

Mike Leyland, one half of the Leyland Brothers, pioneering Australian documentary filmmakers has died from Parkinson's disease-related complications, at the age of 68. Together the Leyland Brothers became famous as explorers and documentary filmmakers, and are best known for Australian TV series Ask the Leyland Brothers.
September 14, 2009

Mike Leyland, one half of the Leyland Brothers, pioneering Australian documentary filmmakers has died from Parkinson’s disease-related complications, at the age of 68. Together the Leyland Brothers became famous as explorers and documentary filmmakers, and are best known for Australian TV series Ask the Leyland Brothers.

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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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