JUMP CUT
A REVIEW OF CONTEMPORARY MEDIA

Giving voice: Performance and authenticity in the documentary musical

Jane Roscoe

Dr. Jane Roscoe is now Programme Executive at SBS Television in Australia. She was formally the Head of the Centre for Screen Studies and Research at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School, Sydney, Australia. She has taught screen studies in the UK, New Zealand and Australia. She has published extensively in the areas of documentary, mock-documentary, audiences and new television hybrids. She is the author of Documentary in New Zealand: An Immigrant Nation, and she is co-author (with Craig Hight) of Faking It: Mock-Documentary and the Subversion of Factuality (Manchester University Press, 2001). She is currently working with Craig Hight on a new book on mock-documentary that will focus on television examples from around the world.