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Platform Papers 21  

Television : What will rate in the new tomorrow?

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Television holds the power to blend truth, scandal and daily information into a re-enactment of life that reinforces popular prejudice in the face of common sense. Or it can cut through, inform and inspire, connect the world and assauge isolation. TV screenwriter and multi-award-winning author, Ian David, shows how editing can distort and simplify; how management dictates the culture, how unregulated TV can destroy a society. Where is television heading and what is driving our dependence? 

Currency House  | 978-0-98056-321-4 | Sales rights: Australia/NZ | PB


IAN DAVID was born in Perth and graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School in Sydney in 1984. His groundbreaking documentary dramas Police State and Police Crop won AFI Awards in 1989 and 1990 respectively for Best Mini-Series/Telemovie and Best Screenplay for a Mini Series/Telemovie. In 1992, he wrote Joh's Jury, which won the AWGIE Award for Best Television Screenplay. In 1995, his three hour mini-series Blue Murder was screened on the ABC (except NSW which, for legal reasons, had to wait until 2001) to national acclaim. Blue Murder received the 1996 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Television Drama, AWGIE Award for Best Television Screenplay, and AFI Award for Best Screenplay.

He has also written the eight-part comedy series, Bad, Cop, Bad Cop and a mini-series adaptation of the Robert Drewe memoir, The Shark Net.

He received the 2001 Byron Kennedy Award and was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and Australian filmmaking. A past President of the Australian Writers' Guild, he continues to write for film and television.