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Lights Camera Action for ABC Local Radio

Thursday 25 September, 2003

A new ABC Local Radio program about movies, actors, producers and film music called Lights Camera Action! begins 4 October and will be heard every Saturday at 6.30pm.

“Movie music sets the scene, and often steals it,” says host and movie-buff Adam Bowen, “On Lights Camera Action! we talk movies and anything to do with movies – with reviews, behind-the-scene anecdotes and interviews, exploring movies from every angle we can.”

Lights Camera Action! is a 90-minute music/talk program, which focuses on popular movies, movie music and conversations with people and personalities from the movies. It’s a mix of music and interviews and in the first few weeks Bowen will be talking with guests such as Gillian Armstrong, Tom Burlinson and David Hirschfelder.

Adam Bowen began his career as a film editing assistant, synchronising rushes for Ken Loach's Kes. He went on to work as TV reporter, director, and comedy writer/performer. His scripting for Australian TV drama series led to work as a Script Supervisor on drama serials in Italy, Sweden and Germany.

More recently he has been working as a Script Editor and Script Consultant on children's TV productions for the Seven, Nine and ABCTV networks.

Bowen is also familiar to ABC radio audiences for his presentations of film music and film comment on Route 66; Evenings With James O'Loghlin and The Bakelite Express, for which he made special reports from film festivals in Europe, New Zealand, and the USA. He has recently been commissioned to co-write the telemovie Gamble.

Lights Camera Action! will take listeners “on a journey from the nostalgia of cinematic classics, to the current releases and ‘the next big thing’ – all with the glamour, passion, artistry and gossip from the most popular art form in the world.”

The first half hour concentrates on popular movie music and soundtracks. Then Lights Camera Action! delves into reviews, interviews and behind-the-scenes stories. The program will have its own website, with CD releases planned through ABC Music.

Following Lights Camera Action! is the return of The Idlers at 8pm. “There’s a wealth of knowledge and some brilliant stories from our listeners, and their reasons for travel can often be as fascinating as the journey itself”, says host Jeff Richardson, “And it’s not just ‘empty-nesters’ that are taking off into the unknown, whole families are packing up and hitting the road, and everyone has a story to tell”.

The Idlers is hosted by The Coodabeen Champions - Greg Champion, Ian Cover, Simon Whelan and Jeff Richardson.

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