How reality bites: The production of Australian soap operas

Michael Sergi, Peter Dodds

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-83
Number of pages13
JournalMedia International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2003


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