Professionalising Documentary Production: Third Way Cultural Policy Conundrums in Australasia

By Mary Debrett.

Published by The Arts Collection

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Changes in documentary funding policy in Australasia have wide ranging flow-on effects for the experimental and social roles of the genre, and for diversity across factual programming.

Keywords: Documentary, Cultural Policy, Third Way

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.93-100. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.648MB).

Dr. Mary Debrett

I teach Media Industries on the Bachelor of Media Studies and am also the coordinator for the video production stream within this degree. Prior to my current position I worked in broadcasting in New Zealand for a decade before moving into the educational sector, initially to produce educational documentaries. Following completion of a Masters thesis on public service broadcasting at the University of Auckland, which involved four case studies of "alternative" television broadcasters, I enrolled in a PhD at Latrobe University. My recently completed PhD thesis, titled "Documentary subsidy in Australia and New Zealand: The future of the social project" involved a study of industry attitudes to changes in the funding systems of each country.

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