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Crawford Productions ‘Homicide’ 50th Anniversary Event
Date: Monday October 20, 2014
Venue: Building 80, level 1, room 2 (cinema)
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Homicide episode, the School of Media and Communication and the AFI Research Collection is hosting a discussion panel followed by a Q & A on the legacy of Homicide and Crawford Productions.
Ian Crawford (Producer/Executive Producer), John Jacob (Sound/ Associate Producer/ Director), Michael Harvey (writer), Leslie Dayman (an actor who played a detective 1966 -68), Professor Jock Given (Swinburne University), Andrew Nette (2014 AFIRC Research Fellowship winner and crime writer) and Associate Professor Lisa French (RMIT University).
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Due to renovations the AFI Research Collection will be closed on Wednesday 31st of May 2017. Apologies for any inconvenience
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The 2017 AFIRC Research Fellowship has been awarded to Alexandra Heller-Nicholas. Her project, titled Hidden in Plain Sight: Australian Women’s Film Criticism, 1980 – 1999, will examine the intersection between women’s film criticism and women’s filmmaking practices in Australia during … Continue reading
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Dean Brandum and Andrew Nette have published a terrific article called Police Fictions in the latest edition of Overland magazine. The article looks at the creation of Crawford Productions police dramas Homicide, Division 4, and Matlock Police and how their … Continue reading
The AFI Research Collection is known for its film and television research resources. But did you know about some of its items that appeal to other disciplines? We’ve listed a few items below that are not strictly just about film … Continue reading