April is the End of Summer: biographies and credits

William Fitzwater and Tony Ferguson

September 1967

ABC Press Release notepaper

BIOGRAPHIES

WILLIAM FITZWATER – PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Producer, studied geology at Melbourne University before turning to the theatre, with special emphasis on composing background music. He worked as a confectioner, then joined the ABC in 1959 as a floor manager, before becoming a producer in 1961.

From 1963 to 1965 he worked with BBC—2 in England, and since his return has concentrated on ballet and orchestral telecasts. His programme, With Gentle Majesty, won an award in a recent Melbourne Film Festival.

TONY FERGUSON – WRITER

Joined ABC News Service in Sydney in 1961, after experience as a Sydney newspaper journalist. He did general reporting, sub-editing, and for a times was Acting Chief of Staff for ABC News. In August, 1964 he was posted to the ABC’s news staff in Singapore and since then he has travelled widely throughout Asia on news assignments, including coverage of the Vietnamese war.

CREDIT SHEET

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APRIL IS THE END OF SUMMER

51′ 34″

Colin Dean

Neil Edwards

William Fitzwater

Tony Ferguson

Ernest F. Wade

John Atkinson

Roy Malouf

Ron Green

Grahame Taylor

Rudi Chakorn

Don Connolly

Kit Denton

Produced by the Australian Broadcasting Commission for the International Television Federation.

Intertel (The International Television Federation) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1960. Its members are the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Rediffusion Television Ltd. (Great Britain), National Educational Television (United States of America) and the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Intertel’s object is to produce documentaries on world topics.

APRIL IS THE END OF SUMMER is the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s seventh contribution to Intertel.

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