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Marcia Russell

Writer, Producer

 Marcia Russell

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Marcia Russell

Marcia Russell, OBE, blazed a trail for women working in print and screen journalism. Her TV work ranged from reporting and documentary making, to Beauty and the Beast panelist, and a key role in the creation of TV3. She was behind the award-winning Revolution series (surveying 80s Labour government reforms), and contributed to major series Landmarks and The New Zealand Wars. She died on 1 December 2012. 

Feminism made some gains for women. I don’t think we thought everything through, I don’t think we got everything right — but some things had to change, and I think we changed them. 
 
 

Screenography

Screenography
 Role/s
 50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

50 Years of New Zealand Television - Episode One

Subject

2010

 Sheilas: 28 Years On

Sheilas: 28 Years On

Subject

2004

 Hudson and Halls - A Love Story

Hudson and Halls - A Love Story

Subject

2001

 The New Zealand Wars - Kings and Empires (Episode Two)

The New Zealand Wars - Kings and Empires (Episode Two)

Script Editor

1998

 The New Zealand Wars - Taranaki Prophets (Episode Four)

The New Zealand Wars - Taranaki Prophets (Episode Four)

Script Editor

1998

 The New Zealand Wars - The East Coast Wars (Episode Five)

The New Zealand Wars - The East Coast Wars (Episode Five)

Script Editor

1998

 The New Zealand Wars - The Invasion of the Waikato (Episode Three)

The New Zealand Wars - The Invasion of the Waikato (Episode Three)

Script Editor

1998

 The New Zealand Wars - The War that Britain Lost (Episode One)

The New Zealand Wars - The War that Britain Lost (Episode One)

Script Editor

1998

 Revolution (part four) - The New Country

Revolution (part four) - The New Country

Producer
Writer

1996

 Revolution (part one) - Fortress New Zealand

Revolution (part one) - Fortress New Zealand

Writer
Producer

1996

 Revolution (part three) - The Great Divide

Revolution (part three) - The Great Divide

Writer
Producer

1996

 Revolution (part two) - The Grand Illusion

Revolution (part two) - The Grand Illusion

Writer
Producer

1996

 The Traders

The Traders

Producer

1994

 Moment of Truth

Moment of Truth

Writer

1992

 The Party's Over

The Party's Over

Writer
Narrator

1992

 Smiling Again

Smiling Again

Associate Producer

1991

 Dame Cath Moves Up - A Personal Portrait

Dame Cath Moves Up - A Personal Portrait

Narrator
Writer

1990

 Fourth Estate

Fourth Estate

Presenter

1981 - 1988

 Mercury 10

Mercury 10

Producer
Director

1979

 Six Artists

Six Artists

Producer
Director

1979

 Perspective

Perspective

Director
Reporter

1977 - 1978

 Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast

Presenter

1976 - 1985

 Women

Women

Subject

1976

 News at Ten

News at Ten

Producer

1975 - 1976

 Speakeasy

Speakeasy

Presenter

1975


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 Marcia Russell - Behind the Revolution

Marcia Russell is an award-winning journalist and TV writer/producer with a long career in New Zealand media. Her first television role was as host of the...

Awards

2003 New Zealand Television Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award for Broadcasting

1997 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Factual Series: for Revolution

1996 Order of the British Empire
For Services to Journalism

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Factual Series: for The Traders