Presentation

Wentworth and Prisoner: Fremantlemedia's International Format Television in Action

Philippa Burne

Published : 2018

Abstract

Wentworth is the New Prisoner A two-day international conference Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia Confirmed keynote speakers and panellists: Professor Sue Turnbull (University of Wollongong, Australia); Kim Akass (University of Hertfordshire, UK); Kate Hood (actress, writer and director, aka Prisoner’s Kath Maxwell); Jan Russ (casting director, Prisoner, Neighbours, etc.) Wentworth (aka Wentworth Prison) is an award-winning Australian prison drama series now in its fifth season and recently renewed for a sixth season. It screens in Australia on Foxtel, in the UK on Channel 5 and in the USA on Netflix. The series was inspired by Prisoner (aka Ce..

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