Graduate Connections Breakfast
22 July 2008
Join us for our July Graduate Connections Breakfast with Mr Geoffrey Atherden (BArch '65), President of the Australian Writers' Foundation and creator of small screen comedy classics Mother and Son and Grass Roots.Mr Atherden's topic for the morning will be'Australian culture: more than a fridge magnet?
Mr Atherden is an accomplished writer who achieved national and world acclaim with the ground-breaking comedy series Mother and Son, which has won numerous national and international awards and been 'translated' into similar productions across the world including: Keeping Mum (BBC - 97,98); Madré y Hijo (Chile 1995); Maman, Cherie (Quebec 1998); Glöem inte Mamma! (Sweden 1998); Pas På Mor (Denmark 1998); Yente Anne (Turkey 2002) and a further production in Greece.
His comedy drama series, Grass Roots, received numerous AFI awards between 2000 and 2003 and spawned a book published by ABC books entitled ColDunkley's Guide to Local Government.
Other television credits include award winning situational comedies Eggshells and One Day Miller, as well as BabaKiueria, a satire on black/white relations in Australia which received a United Nations Media Peace Award. His most recent work is the HUGO Award winning telemovie Stepfather of the Bride, which was broadcast on ABC television in 2006.
Geoffrey was President of The Australian Writers' Guild from 1994 to 1998, is currently a Board Member of the New South Wales Film and Television Office and is President of the Australian Writers' Foundation.
All are welcome, however attendance is by pre-payment only before the 11 July RSVP deadline.
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Time: 7:15 am
Cost: $45 Alumni/ $50 Friends/ $320 per table of eight
Contact: Alumni Relations Office
Phone: +61 2 9036 9278