Down the Lens: Presenting for TV
Down the Lens: Presenting for TV with Tim Ferguson
Wednesday December 8, 6.30pm
Cinema Nova – 380 Lygon St Carlton
Drinks and tapas available from the Cinema Nova bar.
Cinema Nova is fully licensed.
Presenting is a key growth area for paid work for trained actors, with many (but not all) of the same skills required for presenting as for drama or comedy. Come along to the final AT2 networking night for 2010 and hear from one of Australia’s most experienced actor/performer/presenters, Tim Ferguson.
Tim’s career began in the mid-1980s as a member of musical comedy performance trio ‘Doug Anthony All Stars’ (DAAS) alongside Richard Fidler and Paul McDermott. DAAS were much heralded for their performances at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which led to numerous appearances on British television. Returning to Australia, in 1989 they became regular performers on ABC TV show ‘The Big Gig’, which led to their own ABC comedy series DAAS Kapital in 1991.
In 1995 Ferguson appeared in a dramatic/comedy role on Working Dog’s ABC TV series ‘Funky Squad’, and hosted ‘Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush’ on Channel Nine. He then co-wrote and hosted eight series and twelve one-hour specials of his comedy clip show ‘Unreal TV’ (Network Ten). In 2003 he hosted a talk back radio show on 3AK and was the host of Big Brother: The Insider for the Ten Network. He also appeared in ‘Fat Pizza: The Movie’ as the magician, “David Cockerfield”. Since then he has done television commentary and hosting including ‘Good News Week’ (Network Ten), ‘The Glass House’ (ABC), ’20 to 1′ (Channel Nine), and most recently as a guest presenter on ‘The Cricle’ (Network Ten) and fronting his own political satire series ‘With Tim Ferguson’ (Channel 31).
Presented by Open Channel and AT2 Casting. Supported by Film Victoria.