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AIDC honors Brian Beaton with Stanley Hawes Award

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has announced the winner of the 17th Stanley Hawes Award. Brian Beaton, documentary producer and executive producer with Perth-based production company Artemis International, is the ...
February 28, 2017

The Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) has announced the winner of the 17th Stanley Hawes Award.

Brian Beaton, documentary producer and executive producer with Perth-based production company Artemis International, is the posthumous recipient of this year’s honour, having passed away in June 2016.

The Stanley Hawes Award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contributor to Australia’s documentary sector. It pays tribute to its namesake, Stanley Hawes, a prolific factual filmmaker and first producer-in-chief of the Australian Film Board.

Beaton’s career spanned 35 years, producing award-winning documentaries and factural programs for national and international markets. He founded his production company, Artemis, in 1999 with business partner and managing director Celia Tait and produced award-winning projects, including Saving Andrew Mallard, Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to HeavenThe DreamhouseDesperately Seeking Sheila and, with co-producer Serendipity Productions, seven seasons of Who Do You Think You Are?

 The award will be accepted on behalf of Brian at AIDC 2017 by Tait, as well as Beaton’s older brother and fellow documentarian, John.

 

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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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