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Television Resources


TV50 Time Lapse
To celebrate the anniversary of television broadcasting in Australia during our TV50 exhibition, the Russell family of Ballarat embarked upon a 50-hour television marathon at ACMI.

Watch ARTV
Explore short 30-second works created by contemporary Australian artists specifically for SBS TV, commissioned for the exhibition 2004: Australian Culture Now by ACMI and SBS Independent.


The Rise and Fall of the Anthology Series on American Television
As one of the first television series to be produced by a major Hollywood studio Alfred Hitchcock Presents marked the ending of the film capital's boycott of the small screen.

Australian Television Drama: the Mini Series
The mini-series is a distinctive televisual form, a hybrid of the serial, the series, the feature film (particularly the epic) and the nineteenth century `growth-to-maturity' novel.

Past Exhibitions

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Packed with classic clips and memorabilia, ACMI'sTV50 exhibition celebrated fifty years of television in Australia.

SPAA (Screen Producers Association of Australia) is the industry association of the Australian independent film and television industry. It represents the interests of producers on issues that affect the business and creative aspects of screen production. It has a conference every year in November.
International Journal of Buffy Studies provides insightful and thoroughly fascinating academic reading of 'the greatest TV show on earth'!
Australian Children's Television Foundation - Go to the Learning Centre for an extensive online resource for teachers. This includes over 90 Learning Activities based on ACTF television programs; detailed production information and a section called Exploring Television and Film, which explains the technical features of television production (animation and live drama) in detail with lots of examples and linked classroom activities.
This Australian site offers resources for teaching with television. It provides info about new and soon-to-be-released film and TV programs, media studies articles, study guides, lesson plans, teachers' notes and a weekly TV guide to upcoming broadcast programs of educational value. Also contains up-to-date info about copying from TV for educational purposes.

Television Databases
Episode Guides to TV Shows - mainly US
TV Tome
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