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The LP Morgan Screentalks celebrate Melbourne screenwriting with talks and screenings presented by the Australian Writers' Guild - and they're all free!


Saturday 16 October, 2pm
A Man's Gotta Do
Chris Kennedy, 93 mins, 2004, Australia.

A special preview screening of this warm-hearted comedy from the director of Doing Time for Patsy Cline. Fisherman Eddy (John Howard from SeaChange and All Saints) does what he has to do to give his family what they want. For the last twenty-five years, he has secretly moonlighted as a 'standover' man, purely to provide his aspirational wife Yvonne (Rebecca Frith - Love Serenade, Human Touch) with her dream house and a privileged upbringing for his only daughter Chantelle (Alyssa McClelland).

Saturday 16 October - Wednesday 20 October
Tim Burstall Retrospective

Career highlights from one of Australia's most important filmmakers, Tim Burstall (1929-2004), including Alvin Purple (1973), Eliza Fraser (1976), Last of the Knucklemen (1979) and Stork (1971).

Tuesday 19 October, 12.30pm
Radio Daze

Radio drama was the training ground for many great scriptwriters. Peter Yeldham (Jessica, All the Rivers Run) talks about his evolution as a writer and revisits his work for radio.

Tuesday 19 October, 7pm
Fast Forward - Rewind!

From Good Morning Moscow to Dumb Street, join Steve Vizard, Michael Veitch and other Fast Forward alumni to reflect on this classic sketch comedy series.

Wednesday 20 October, 12.30pm
Writing for the Man

Graham, Bert, Don, Rove - all one-name-wonders. Meet the writers behind them, including Mike McColl Jones, Alan Veitch, Tony Rickards, Catherine Deveny and Gerard McCulloch.

Sunday 17 October, 2pm

A live plotting session of an episode of Australia's most successful soap with Script Producer Luke Devenish.

Thursday 21 October, 12.30pm
Blue Heelers

A 'turning point' episode of this much loved series will be screened, followed by a discussion about the character and plotline with writer and producer.

Dates   Saturday 16 October - Thursday 21 October 2004
Admission   Free admission
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