Friday On My Mind August 16: FremantleMedia’s Creative Director: Jason Stephens – Realising ideas
Creative Director of FreemantleMedia, Jason Stephens, has had an illustrious career in television, overseeing some of Australia’s most lauded comedy, dramas and factual series including AFI-winning The King, critically acclaimed Killing Time, Logie Award-winning Choir of Hard Knocks and the recent AACTA nominated mini series Devil’s Dust.
Jason began his career writing sketch comedy, before becoming a member of legendary comedy troupe The D-Generation. He was a writer and performer for five years as part of their radio breakfast show, sketch comedy series D-Generation Goes Commercial and The Late Show.
In 2004 he became Head of Development for Crackerjack, before being appointed Director of Development, then Creative Director for FremantleMedia Australia.
Jason established Bravado Productions in 2010, a joint venture with FremantleMedia, to produce scripted drama. Killing Time, Devil’s Dust, and Mr & Mrs Murder, which he created with Shaun Micallef, comes out of that arrangement as does his most recent series Better Man, about the last Australian executed abroad, which just screened on SBS.
In an industry where there are plenty of ideas but very few opportunities to have them realised, Jason will share his views into the reasons ideas do-and-don’t get made. Join us for some practical insights into the industry.
Guest: Jason Stephens, Creative Director for FremantleMedia Australia.
Friday on My Mind is a FREE weekly 1-hour interview series hosted by Sandra Sdraulig AM (former CEO of Film Victoria, Director of MIFF) held every Friday @ 5.30pm with the best directors, writers, producers, actors and industry professionals.
Join us in welcoming Jason Stephens in Cinema 1 at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image at the brand new time of 5:30pm.
EVENT DETAILS (NEW TIME!)
Venue: ACMI Cinema 1, Federation Square
Date: Friday, 16th August 2013
Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm
Tickets can be picked up from the ACMI Box Office on the day of
the event from 10am. Places are limited! *
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