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Magnus Temple to headline Aidc 2016

Magnus Temple is set to join Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier as a headline speaker at the 2016 Australian Interational Documentary Conference.

Temple, pioneer of the fixed camera observational documentary genre, will deliver a keynote at the premier event for the Asia-Pacific nonfiction screen content sector, which takes place at Melbourne.s Acmi from February 28 to March 2.

Aidc chief executive, Britt Arthur, said she was thrilled to have Temple at Aidc 2016.

"His much-loved, long-running formats prove there is an abiding fascination with the stories of real people,. she said.

Co-founder and chief executive of The Garden, Temple was a documentary director and series producer before founding Firefly, later re-named Dragonfly, with Nick Curwin in 2004. .

The company became known for its distinctive factual programming and in particular the fixed-rig genre, pioneered with the BAFTA-nominated The Family and the BAFTA-winning One Born Every Minute..

Firefly was sold to Shine in 2007 and Magnus

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