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Campaign Brief (AUS/NZ) Online.
Campaign Brief Magazine : September 2010
UP FRONT 8 CAMPAIGNBRIEF SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2010 TV PRODUCTION An infusionofnew talent at Filmgraphics Entertainment Filmgraphics Entertainment has been in business a long time and there is a reason for that: the talent of the directors, the caliber of the work, and the producers and support team. The infusion of new talent combined with the existing talents of David Denneen, Phil Meatchem, Fabio Nardo, Marc Fumie and The Angels, consolidates FG Entertainment as a powerhouse in the Aussie production industry. THERE’S BEEN A FEW CHANGES at Filmgraphics Entertainment lately, including new talent: Rachel Ward and Leah Churchill Brown of Doll, and Edwin McGill ex Renegade Melbourne have all joined the FGE team. Hadi Tieu-Vinh, ex DDB Sydney, is another new face; she is mainly focusing on PR but also assisting the director/producer teams. Anna Fawcett, executive producer of FGE, is excited about the changes: “Leah has produced two features, Suburban Mayhem and Beautiful Kate as well as running Doll. She is a creative producer, has strong connections in the feature film world, a wicked sense of humour and a great sense of style. Rachel Ward directed Beautiful Kate, which was nominated for 10 AFI Awards in 2009 including Best Picture. She adapted the story from a 1982 Newton Thornburg novel. Ward also won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Short Fiction Film for The Big House and Best Australian Film in Flickerfest. The film also won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award, as did her 2003 film Martha’s New Coat. That film also won the 2003 ATOM Award. Says Fawcett: “She brings a wealth of directorial talent to FG Entertainment along with her act- ing ability and dialogue/writing skills. Rachel is a true artist in gen- erating authentic moods, perfor- mances and sex appeal to her work.” Fawcett says that Edwin McGill, although relatively new as a director in the commercial world, has a pas- sionate commitment to both high concept ideas and the art of telling a story in 30 seconds: “His visual signature, close attention to detail and unexpected approach to char- acter (be it drama or comedy) have won him a number of awards on the local and international stage. This recognition has come for his work in both commercial and film direction.” Awards include Phoenix Awards Silver ‘Best Commercial Direction’ Singapore (2010), Phoenix Awards Bronze ‘Best Commercial Rachel Ward and Leah Churchill-Brown Direction’ Singapore (2010), ‘Film of the Festival’ Raindance International Film Festival London (2006), ‘Best Crafted Film’ St Kilda Film Festival AUS (2007), ‘First Prize’ In the Realm of the Senses Film Festival AUS (2007), and ‘Best Editing’ Flickerfest International AUS (2007). Says Fawcett: “Bringing on board directors with strong dramatic cre- dentials positions FGE to focus on producing content. It is my privi- lege to work with such a talented, dedicated and inspiring group of people. I believe with David Denneen as our mentor, we can only continue to do better work, grow as a company and ensure a future for our young directors.” Hadi Tieu-Vinh - joins from DDB Sydney Edwin McGill - ex Renegade Melbourne IAN’SGETTINGREADYAREYOU? He’s tweaking. He’s crafting. He’s fixing what needs fixing. Entries close September 29. iansgettingready.com
May June 2010