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Television Mini-Series - Adaptation
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Winners

2016 winner form y separately published work icon Barracuda Belinda Chayko , Blake Ayshford , ( dir. Robert Connolly ) Australia : Matchbox Productions Pty Ltd , 2016 8569798 2016 series - publisher film/TV

'Based on the book of the same name by Christos Tsiolkas, Barracuda follows young Olympic hopeful, Danny Kelly, as he deals with the pressure of obsession.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2015 winner form y separately published work icon The Secret River Mac Gudgeon , Jan Sardi , ( dir. Fred Schepisi ) 2015 Australia : Ruby Entertainment Australian Broadcasting Corporation , 2015 7504796 2015 series - publisher film/TV historical fiction

'In 1810, emancipated English convict William Thornhill stakes a claim on 100 acres of land on the remote Hawkesbury River in New South Wales, only to find that a clan of Aboriginal people also lay claim to the land, as they have done since time immemorial.' (Production summary)

2014 winner form y separately published work icon ANZAC Girls Felicity Packard , Niki Aken , ( dir. Ian Watson et. al. )agent Australia : Screentime ABC Television , 2013 Z1917858 2013 series - publisher film/TV 'In December 1914, the first women volunteers for the Army Nursing Service sailed from Australia bound for the Great War. Diverted to Egypt in preparation for the Gallipoli campaign they served in Alexandria, Gallipoli, Lemnos and on the Western Front. Through shocking hardship they experienced exceptional friendship, passionate love, success and heartbreak. ' (Source: Australian Television website)
2012 winner form y separately published work icon The Slap Tony Ayres , Australia : ABC Television Matchbox Pictures , 2011 Z1699408 2011 series - publisher film/TV 'The series starts at an Australian backyard BBQ. Amongst alcohol, friendship and a children's cricket game a man slaps a child who is not his son. The party comes to a sudden halt. The child's parents are so affronted they vow to take the man to court. As the series unfolds the police become involved and friends and family are forced to take sides. One cousin is forced to testify against another. Couples are caught in the crossfire. Beliefs are tested and relationships strained.

'The story is told through the points of view of eight characters as the court case proceeds, as affairs begin and end, as a pregnancy is decided and marriages morph and change. Each character's life is profoundly affected by "the slap", and each of the main character is metaphorically slapped as they are forced to face up to fundamental truths about themselves.'

Source: The Slap website http://www.abc.net.au/tv/theslap/about/ (Sighted 11/10/2011)
2010 winner form y separately published work icon Underbelly : A Tale of Two Cities Greg Haddrick , Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , Kris Mrksa , ( dir. Tony Tilse et. al. )agent Australia : Screentime Nine Network , 2009 Z1557502 2009 series - publisher film/TV crime

'A generation before Alphonse Gangitano and Carl Williams achieved notoriety, an even bigger crime wave rocked the country. Heroin hit the nation like a tsunami. Drug money flooded the underworld and with the new money came a breed of hard men and beautiful women. Two names stood above all others — blazing across the underworld and changing the face of organised crime in Australia forever — 'Aussie' Bob Trimbole and Terry Clark.'

Source: Australian Television Information Archive. (Sighted: 8/7/2013)

2008 winner form y separately published work icon Underbelly Greg Haddrick , Peter Gawler , Felicity Packard , ( dir. Tony Tilse et. al. )agent Australia : Screentime , 2008 Z1529959 2008 series - publisher film/TV crime

Miniseries exploring the gangland wars of Melbourne. Before Victorian Police finally intercepted plans for two contract killings in 2004, leading to multiple arrests, the death toll stood at thirty three, making it one of the bloodiest crime wars in the Western world.

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