Boys were prepared for an Intermediate Certificate and a Leaving Certificate. Grundy as a format mogul Reg Grundy is a media mogul who has operated in the field of television formats. So what would Reg do? Since the late 1990s, when broadcasters began adapting such television shows as Big Brother, Survivor, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Shortly afterwards, the company was servicing two other established outlets in Sydney, and within two years had opened a downtown city outlet shop that pioneered the manufacture and retail of chocolate. Category: Social Science Author : Jean K. The entertainment industry applies as mediator from different kinds and different worlds of living cf. The family could trace its lineage back to at least as early as the mid-seventeenth century in England. Several of these qualities also found expression in the fact that all three of the companies that Grundy operated were his own private businesses.
Sydney was still suffering the after-effects of the Great Depression, so employment may have been difficult to find. Nevertheless, young Reg had three factors working in his favour. Beginning in the late 1950s, Grundy brought non-Australian shows to Australian audiences, becoming the first person to take local productions to an overseas market. Spanning a range of thematic concerns, the book reflects upon existing practice and articulates revolutionary prospects potentially viable through a shift in educative thinking. He suggests the existence of a hierarchy of occupational and professional types in media organizations, based on levels of power and control. Of course, the remaking of programmes in television and before that, in radio is an old practice with even more ancient roots in such industries as the book trade, newspaper publishing and the advertising industry.
Born in the United Kingdom, and learning the craft of chocolate-making in the United States, Ernest Hillier himself had opened the first soda fountain in Australia: Hillier Refreshment Services. I suggest that the term relates to the identification of a body of practical knowledge associated with a programme, formula or structure that facilitates its remaking in another place and time. Beginning in 1980, the company began to move offshore using the cash flow from its Australian operation to bankroll this move. Different companies are following different strategies with different success. As such it provides a new frame of reference for planning, studying and understanding the international flow of media across borders, and the intricacies, challenges and implications of content localisation. All stations were involved in audience-participation programmes of one kind or another, including talent quests, community singing and vox populi interviews Mittell 2004.
From there, the term passed into wider use in the twentieth century in particular areas of knowledge, including business, computer science, and the radio and film industries. Since the late 1990s, when broadcasters began adapting such television shows as Big Brother, Survivor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Early years: 1923-47 -- Ch. Indeed, he reveals that the practice of cultural and commercial cloning from one place to another, and one time to another, has occurred since the early days of broadcasting. An orchestra regularly played there for the pleasure of patrons. He owned and operated what became a major media company in the area of television programme production, especially involving the remaking of formats adapted from elsewhere. It was one of twenty company acquisitions by the group, which eventually was bought by the German Bertelsmann Group, adopting the name FremantleMedia.
Initially, as the 1937 school year began in Adelaide in early February, the youngster very briefly took his place in Class 1A at Adelaide High School, the only non-fee-based state school offering classes to university matriculation level. Yet, while critical researchers scramble to make sense of this phenomenon, the fact is that the practice of media franchising is not new, even if its place in the spotlight is relatively recent. It also pinpoints a cluster of factors that helped precipitate each new phase, thereby contributing to the emerging field of global television format studies. The entertainment industry plays a special role in that context. This passage was a remarkable one for a broadcaster who spent most of his working life in Australia before extending his television production empire into other places. This boy has ideas and is able to execute them. The figure largely operates in one or several parts of media industries, such as newspaper publishing, but may also own some non-media businesses.
The Grundy surname is a family name, chiefly derived from the county of Lancashire. The company now known as Grundy Worldwide outside Australia where it continued to trade as the Grundy Organisation fared much better in the United Kingdom, Western Europe, South America and parts of Asia. However, from 1926, Australian export commodities suffered a price decline on international markets Selleck 1998. The self-made man would look back to neither advantages nor disadvantages. Founded on schemes of land speculation and the promotion of rural industries in its hinterland, the colony later state of South Australia had begun a process of industrialization from the 1890s onwards.
A long period of practical learning was required to provide Grundy with the necessary background to build a business empire. This view is echoed by other recent writers on the subject. Beginning in the late 1950s, Grundy brought non-Australian shows to Australian audiences, becoming the first person to take local productions to an overseas market. What might the success or failure of a remade series tell us about the differences between American and British producers and audiences? Over the nine years spent in South Australia, the boy undertook his primary education at a succession of state primary schools in inner suburbs. The Collegiate School of St Peter was the oldest and most pre-eminent secondary school in the state Price 1947; Peake-Jones 1978. Television systems internationally were undergoing multiplication, commercialization and, in the case of public-service systems, privatization.
They regularly achieve high viewing figures. He notes that the figure has an all-consuming interest and involvement in business, which spills over into private domestic life to the point where there is little distinction between the two. Summary Since the late 1990s, when broadcasters began adapting such television shows as Big Brother, Survivor and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? This chapter has spelt out the reasons for a study that is historical and sociological rather than personal and domestic. Program copycatting, Moran shows, began long before its most recent rise to prominence. By then, father, mother and young child had uprooted themselves from friends, family and familiar surroundings to move to South Australia. In both 1937 and 1938, the school magazine, which was published three times a year, featured a succession of linocuts and drawings by Grundy. As early as 1972, Reg Grundy planned to expand his production operation to the United States.
He wrote: He is a thoroughly intelligent and able boy, intelligent well above the common average. The young Grundy spent two years at the school, achieved good grades in English, Geography, Latin and German and discovered a capacity for drawing, wood cuts and design. By following Grundy's career, Moran shows how adaptation and remaking became the billion-dollar business it is today. Beginning in the late 1950s, Grundy brought non-Australian shows to Australian audiences, becoming the first person to take local productions to an overseas market. This work aims at bridging the gap between media theories and industry practices in a rapidly evolving global mediascape, building on scholarship in the field and enriched by case studies and insights from business practice. Beginning in the late 1950s, Grundy brought non-Australian shows to Australian audiences, becoming the first person to take local productions to an overseas market. This seminal work will be of considerable interest to media scholars worldwide.
. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary and international field of research and theory, it looks at current developments in television and radio broadcasting on the level of regulation and policy, industries and economics, production and content, and audience and consumption practices. The analysis in this volume results in a rich and multifaceted overview of approaches to global television studies. Albert Moran is a Professor of Film and Screen Studies in the School of Humanities at Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia. For further resources, please see the Media Across Borders group website www. How would he earn his livelihood? What does it mean to remake a television program? Buyout and beyond: since 1995 -- Ch. He further identifies a kind of lower rung of media moguls, who are less well known outside specific national settings: they include Axel Springer and the head of the Bertelsmann family in Germany, Robert Hersant in France and Emilia Azcarraga in Mexico Tunstall 2001: 17.