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Brian Williams

BRIAN WILLIAMS TVW PRODUCER DIRECTOR 1959 – 1967 and 1978 – 1979 Brian Williams came to Australia in 1951 and joined the ABC in Melbourne. He trained in television at Melbourne Technical College and the ABC TV Training School in Sydney. Brian rose rapidly from studio supervisor to producer and director and as the youngest producer/director in Australia at that time, he was responsible for a broad range of productions. At age 25, Brian was…

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John Bowring

John Bowring

by Darryl Binning The sudden death of a long time personal cinematographer colleague and a foundation interstate AMMPT member John Bowring A.C.S. John established the respected industry equipment supplier, Melbourne based LEMAC and subsequently opening a branch office in Sydney. John had a close association with GTV in Melbourne and shot the original film segments for the Paul Hogan Show. John was passionate about preserving the heritage of the Australian film & television industry and…

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Lindsay Peet (1939-2012)

Lindsay Peet

AMMPT member Lindsay Peet recently had the honour of being made a Fellow of The Library Board of Western Australia, one of only 18 persons to receive this award since it was instituted in 1984. At a gathering at the State Library of WA, which included our new Regional Branch President, Ross McDonald, the Library Board Chairman, Professor Matthew Allen, said that Lindsay was “a great friend, generous supporter and contributor to the State’s heritage…

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RON TUTT ( 1924-2011)

Ron Tuitt

 It is with great sadness that AMMPT notes the passing of Ron Tutt (1924-2011) a well known and respected Perth cinema identity. Ron was born in Tasmania where his father was a government photographer. He was to pursue a career as a pilot in England, prior to the second world war. During the war he flew sorties throughout Europe and North Africa employing photographic skills he had acquired for photo reconnaissance. After the war, he…

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Hedley Sims (1937-2011)

If anyone had the ability to laugh, tell jokes and anecdotes in the face of adversity, especially his own, it was our long time and valued member of AMMPT, Hedley Sims. While not unexpected due to a prolonged and courageous battle in recent years with cancer, the local cinema community felt a great sadness and loss when the final day came. Hedley’s knowledge of, and contribution to the local industry during his career will be…

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