War on Waste win for CSU graduate


Thursday 14 Dec 2017

Charles Sturt University (CSU) graduate Ms Jodi Boylan has won an Australian Academy Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) award for the game-changing documentary War on Waste.

A former CSU Bachelor of Arts (Television Production) student, Ms Boylan won the category AACTA Award for Best Documentary Television Program as executive producer of documentary War on Waste aired on the ABC earlier in 2017.

The award ceremony took place in Sydney on Monday 6 December and Associate Professor Damian Candusso in the CSU School of Communication and Creative Industries was very pleased to hear the result.

“The staff who teach the Bachelor of Stage and Screen pride themselves on continued industry engagement, with our alumni providing valuable input into our ongoing course development,” Professor Candusso said.

“Our facilities are state of the art and modelled on the latest industry trends. We also host an annual industry summit that provides a unique opportunity for industry to meet our students, and to offer internships and employment opportunities.”

CSU's Bachelor of Stage and Screen (Television) addresses all facets of television, film and operations, and is highly regarded in the broadcast television industry.

“Charles Sturt University's television course lays the foundation in the vocational, practical and theoretical studies required to pursue a career in television and film,” Professor Candusso said.

“There is a strong emphasis on storytelling and all facets of production and operations. Shaping confident future practitioners, the course ensures graduates will be well versed in contemporary screen production skills and have a strongly developed aesthetic and cultural awareness.”

War on Waste is the brainchild of Mr Craig Reucassel, known best as a member of satirical team The Chaser. The three-part series sees Mr Reucassel on a mission to see if Australia can do a better job of managing its waste.

According to War on Waste, Australia’s waste is growing at double the rate of its population with 52 mega tonnes generated a year. Australia is ranked 5th highest for generating the most municipal waste in the world.

The documentary has made a big impact on those who have watched it, increasing sales of coffee keep-cups, and encouraging families and businesses to reduce their waste.


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