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How Reality Bites: The Production Of Australian Soap Operas, Michael Sergi, Peter Dodds Dec 2002

How Reality Bites: The Production Of Australian Soap Operas, Michael Sergi, Peter Dodds

Michael Sergi

Soap opera in Australia is driven artistically by the bottom line, according to Peter Dodds, the producer of the archetypal Australian soap Neighbours, and to Michael Sergi, a freelance director and academic. The meaning of any particular episode is best understood as being filtered by constraints governing production and direction. The specific production and direction processes illuminate much debate about soaps.