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Predestined: Q&A with Producer Tim McGahan

WHERE
The Terrace, The Waterloo Hotel, Cnr Ann St and Commercial Road, Fortitude Valley, QLD
WHEN
07/12/2016 7:00 PM - 07/12/2016 9:30 PM

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Making a science-fiction film in Australia is an achievement by any standard but creating one that consostnrtly hearalded as one of the smartest and best sci-fi films of recent years is even more of an achievement.

Tim McGahan (ACS) is one of the Brisbane-based producers who brought the Spierig Brothers’ PREDESTINATION (starring Ethan Hawke) to the screen, championing and shepherding a script that was challenging and controversial from pitch to production and promotion. How did he do it? And can he do it again with his next highly anticpated feature – the supernatural thriller WINCHESTER starring Helen Mirren, currently in pre-production.

Beginning his screen career as a cinematographer, Tim has establishedhimself as one of Australia’s most prolific Film and Television players. Working across the production of Feature Films, Television, Television Commercials, and Digital Content. As Producer and Executive Producer, Tim has bought to life more than 500 television commercials, corporate videos, and music videos, in excess of 44 hours of Broadcast Television and two feature films (PREDESTINATION and WINCHESTER).

Join Tim for an invaluable insight into both the Australian and US film industries and learn what makes a great script that sells in both markets and what he’s looking for as a producer of great projects.

Conversation and Q & A followed by networking/social drinks with local writers, directors, producers and other members of the Queensland film and television industry – all at the Waterloo Hotel (centrally located and with parking.)


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Cash bar available at pub prices

 


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An interesting read. Thank you Screen Australia for publishing it.

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Meet Louise Fox and Vicki Madden next week in Melbourne!

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