Speakers Profile - Marc Fennell

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Marc Fennell is an Australian radio and tv presenter, interviewer, film critic, award-winning journalist, author and MC. He has worked with the likes of the ABC, BBC, Network Ten, Showtime, SBS, Foxtel, Monocle and Red Bull.

He is the co-anchor of SBS VICELAND's live nightly news show The Feed. Marc's one-on-one interviews have become an integral part of the show. His subjects range from the famous (Tom Cruise, Al Gore, Jennifer Lawrence) through to the obscure and have earned over 20 million views online and a UN Peace Media nomination. Marc has fronted both documentary specials and hosted forum shows for SBS. He also presents the popular ABC tech and media podcast Download This Show. Marc is the Creative Director of the not-for-profit Media Diversity Australia. You can also see Marc introducing cult movies on SBS VICELAND in Marc Fennell's Movie Mayhem.

For over a decade Marc was Australia's most listened to film critic - better known to over 3 million triple j listeners as That Movie Guy. He is the face of movies for SBS, introducing movies throughout the week and he hosted the largest short film festival in the world Tropfest 2014-2016.

Marc has written two books: 2011's That Movie Book and 2015's Planet According To The Movies. In 2017, Marc co-curated Video Junkee festival for lovers and creators of video.

Marc created and has presented Download This Show since 2012. It was voted Best New Podcast (2012) by iTunes Australia and Best Audio programme in the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Lizzie IT Journalist Awards and winning the Gold Lizzie Award for Best Title in 2015. Download airs on ABC Radio National, ABC Local Radio, Radio Australia and on the ABC News Channel.

Marc's media career began when he won an AFI Outstanding Young Film Critics Award in high school. He soon got his broadcasting start as the film critic for Sydney radio station FBi 94.5. Marc was 19 years old when he was hired to present DVD reviews for SBS's rebooted version of The Movie Show in 2004. He was soon recruited to the ABC's national youth broadcaster triple j to present film content across it's radio, television and print arms.

Marc later became a presenter and producer for all 3 seasons of ABC1's ground-breaking Hungry Beast under Executive Producer Andrew Denton. Marc investigated digital media, popular culture, gaming and technology. He went on to guest on a variety of Network Ten shows including The Circle, Ten News and occasionally The Project. Marc has appeared on multiple Foxtel channels over the years including Showtime, The Movie Network, Sky News and as the host of 'Uncovered Documentaries' for BBC Knowledge.

Away from the camera, Marc has been a designer, art director, web developer, magazine and newspaper writer and briefly a hand model.

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