What’s the buzz? Trends in Science Documentaries – Alison Leigh

Following on from her popular session at the National Conference in February, we’re honoured to have Alison Leigh presenting to us:

WHAT’S THE BUZZ? TRENDS IN SCIENCE DOCUMENTARIES Alison Leigh, Editorial Director, World Congress of Science & Factual Producers

Monday May 17th, 6.30 – 8 PM. Clarendon Hotel, 156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills Members – Free; Non-members $5 Light snacks provided, bar menu available

RSVPs essential: ascnsw@gmail.com

Science and Natural History Programming has become fashionable again in the international market place. So what’s out there breaking new ground and making people talk ? What’s hot and what’s not ? what’s on the way up and what’s on the way down? We take a look at clips from some of the most outstanding and successful science TV programs of 2009 from the perspective of the international production community. What will the Australian science communication industry make of them?

Alison Leigh is Editorial Director of the annual WORLD CONGRESS OF SCIENCE AND FACTUAL PRODUCERS. She played a leading role in producing and commissioning science TV programs in Australia for over a decade, including six years as executive producer ABC TV Science Unit, (QUANTUM, HOT CHIPS, “THE FUTURE EATERS”, “WHAT’S YOUR POISON? – the science of everyday drugs.) She returned to ABC TV in 2007 to run Catalyst for a season. Since then she has worked as a writer for series like Beyond¹s KIDS DETECTIVES and BACKYARD SCIENCE .She is currently writing the companion volume to an upcoming ABC TV series “Making Australia Happy”. Alison is a founding member and past president of ASC.

_______________________________________________ ASC-list mailing list list@asc.asn.au http://www.asc.asn.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=115

Leave a Reply