Resume | Marcus Andrew Westbury
25 Dickson St
Newtown NSW 2042
ph: (02) 95161166
Date of Birth
17th January 1974
Editor | Screen
April 1998 - present (part time)
The Internet gateway to the Australian Film and Television
industry. The project is a joint initiative between the Australian Film
Commission, The Australian Broadcasting Corporation, The National Film
and Sound Archives and The Australian Film Television and Radio School.
Manager | The
Australian National Young Writers Festival
September 1997- present (part time)
To be held in September 1998, the festival will bring
young writers from all fields of media together for a three-day festival
and conference. The festival aims to give young writers an opportunity
to meet people from all aspects of the publishing and media industries
and a forum to present their works.
National Online/ Multimedia Project Manager | LOUD
August 1996- March 1998
Involved creating Internet projects involving over
3000 young people around Australia including: an online gallery, the noise!
online magazine, an online short film festival, and many other initiatives.
Projects were developed with a diverse range of partners such as the ABC,
The Microsoft Network, Village Roadshow, Connect.com and countless Australian
arts and cultural organisations.
Festival Founder, Manager, and Creative Director
| Newcastle Fringe Festival
April - July 1996
An 8 day festival of visual, performing, and electronic
arts. Involved converting over 20 empty shops into art galleries, a film
festival, over 40 workshops, and showcases for over 300 local performers.
Activities Officer | Newcastle University Students
Organising and developing student events and activities
including music and bands, student films and art exhibitions, and many
Writing and Media Experience
Feature/Freelance Writer | internet.au magazine, The
Australian, and others
1995 - present
Writing feature articles about issues of technology,
media, youth, and the Internet.
LOUD person/presenter | Recovery
goes LOUD - ABC-TV
Co-presenting ABC-TV's Saturday morning youth program,
Editor | OPUS
Editing, writing for, and layout of the University
of Newcastle Student Newspaper. Founded the first Australian student newspaper
on the Internet and one of Australia's first regular online publications.
Media Spokesperson | LOUD and other topics
Interviewed by or otherwise appeared in/on:
· The Sydney Morning Herald (feature/profile interview, Metro)
· The Australian
· The Adelaide Advertiser
· The Courier Mail (Brisbane)
· The Seven-Thirty Report (ABC-TV)
· Creatures of the Spotlight (JJJ)
· The Morning Show (JJJ)
· The Newcastle Herald
· The West Australian
· ABC Metropolitan Stations (2BL, 3LO, etc)
· The Hobart Mercury
· Student and Regional Newspapers
Co-founder and Co-manager | The Pod Association
The pod is an arts and media collective formed in
Newcastle, NSW. The pod works to give young people skills in arts and media
- providing free Internet access, media training, and other skills to the
city's youth. The pod also coordinates the Australian national network
of zines and independent publications.
NSW State Executive | Australian Democrats (1993-4)
Delegate | National Union of Students (1993-1995)
Co-founder | Friends of The Earth, Newcastle (1995)
Cyberjournalist | Melbourne (1995) and Adelaide Fringe Festival (1996)
· Band Manager
· Poster Paster Person
· Pizza Hut telephonist
· Service Station Console Operator
· Booking Agent at various Newcastle pubs
Lectures and Public Presentations
The Australian Arts Industry Marketing Association
Putting cultural content online in Melbourne and Sydney.
The session was targeted to an audience of arts and cultural industry professionals.
Museums Australia, Victoria
Virtual Exhibitions - Images and the Internet. An
audience of museum curators and managers. Spoke on the need to develop
an online audience and the tools and techniques to do so.
BA (Communication Studies) | University of Newcastle
1992 - 1995 (part time)
Subjects studied include Writing, Sound and Radio
Production, Video Production, Background to Media Studies, Australian History,
Asian History, and Sociology.
Higher School Certificate | Jesmond High School,