Newsfront

Australia, 1978

Film

This is the dramatic story of the newsreel cameramen who lived and worked in Australia during the golden era of the newsreel from 1948 to 1956. Len Maguire (Bill Hunter) is a top cameraman whose devotion to his work and loyalty to his company creates conflict with both his colleagues and the people he loves. Amy (Wendy Hughes) is a production assistant working in a predominantly male environment and Len’s brother, Frank, (Gerard Kennedy) heads the Australian branch of an American newsreel company in competition with Len’s company.

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Credits

writer

Bob Ellis

director

Phil Noyce

producer

Richard Brennan

David Elfick

production company

Palm Beach Pictures

Language

English

Duration

01:46:32:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35166

Audience classifications

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

PG

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion picture industry - Australia

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

MOV file H264; NFSA Digital Access Copy

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