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The Screen Guide

An ambitious TV reporter and a 'difficult' female newsreader team up to conquer the world of commercial news.

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This title is part of a series
The Newsreader

Series listing
The Newsreader series 1 series
The Newsreader series 2 2023
The Newsreader series 3 2024
Emma Freeman
Michael Lucas
Joanna Werner  Michael Lucas
Executive Producers
Joanna Werner  Stuart Menzies  Sally Riley  Brett Sleigh
Dir. of Photography
Earle Dresner
Cornel Wilczek
Sam Reid - Anna Torv - Robert Taylor - William McInnes - Michelle Lim Davidson - Stephen Peacocke - Chai Hansen - Chum Ehelepola - Marg Downey
Production Completion
Production Company
Newsreader Productions Pty Ltd  Werner Film Productions Pty Ltd
Sales information not available

Screen Australia Supported

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Screenwriter, creator and producer Michael Lucas on making the most of a long development period and paying opportunities forward.

13 Aug 2021
By Caris Bizzaca
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