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’29 Years Eight Days’, ‘Laura’s Choice’ win Brian Beaton Award

The award recipients.

Screenwest has named Brooke Silcox and Mat de Koning’s 29 Years Eight Days and Sam Lara and Cathy Henkel’s Laura’s Choice the joint recipients of the 2019 Brian Beaton Award.

The award is awarded annually to a filmmaker or filmmakers with social impact projects that need further support to reach their full potential.

de Koning and Silcox’s 29 Years Eight Days later looks at the rise of a late Western Australian artist and his experience of epilepsy.

Lara and Henkel’s Laura Choice follows three generations of women coming to terms with a radical approach to dying.

Each team will receive $8,000 in production, development and outreach campaign funding for their social impact projects.

The award honours the contribution the late Brian Beaton made to the screen industry in Western Australia as a documentary filmmaker. Beaton was an executive producer at Artemis, and worked on projects such
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'Law & Order: UK' begins run with 6.4m

ITV1's new crime drama Law & Order: UK made a reasonable start last night, overnight ratings figures suggest. The series - an adaptation of the long-running Us show starring Bradley Walsh - drew a strong 6.37m (26.3%) in the 9pm slot. The audience was down on the impressive 7.55m (30%) for Whitechapel in the same slot last Monday, however. Law & Order's closest rival was BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are? with 5.65m (23.3%) in the hour. Season three of Heroes resumed on BBC Two with 2.22m (9%), then BBC Three's transmission of the next episode took 782k (6.4%) at 10.30pm. Over on Five at 9pm, sci-fi action thriller The 6th Day averaged 878k (4.7%), while Channel 4 had 930k (3.9%) for The Real Casino Boy, a documentary focusing on the crimes of millionaire John Aspinall. Also at 9pm, Sky1's screening of (more)
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