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MIPCOM Picks 2009 – Journos

Okay, writing for a trade doesn't necessarily put you in harm's way (unless you count the risks incurred from dodgy take-out on press nights). But we at realscreen can certainly appreciate the daring-do of our journalistic comrades who take to war zones and volatile flashpoints like flies to fruit.
September 30, 2009


Okay, writing for a trade doesn’t necessarily put you in harm’s way (unless you count the risks incurred from dodgy take-out on press nights). But we at realscreen can certainly appreciate the daring-do of our journalistic comrades who take to war zones and volatile flashpoints like flies to fruit. This series examines the lives and work of five Australian journalists working around the world for a variety of outlets. Ranging from 23-year-old Sophie McNeil, based in Beirut and working for SBS Dateline, to 43-year-old Luke Hunt, who left his post at Agence France-Presse to embark on a globe-trotting freelance career, we see the highs and lows, and the thrills and frustrations behind the stories that shape the news. Now, if SBS is looking for journos to spotlight for the next series, it knows where to find us’
Partners: Iguana Film Productions and SBS Australia, distributed through SBS Content Sales

Wrapped: May 2009, premiered in July
Length: 5 x 30 minutes
Rights available: All rights worldwide

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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