Joy's World - 7th July 2003
Channel 31 is predominantly oriented
around ethnic or international communities, but Joy
Hruby's, "Joy's World ", offers so much
more than this.
fact television need never be the same again, thanks
to Joy's World, as seen weekly on Sundays via Channel
31 community television. This pot pouri of weekly
talent is comprised entirely of volunteers.
World", as it is affectionately named by "insiders",
is produced at South's Football Club at Redfern, every
Saturday from 11am to 3pm, and can be picked up by
most televisions in the Sydney region on channel 31,
one up from SBS channel 28, going live to air on Sunday
mornings at 11am.
is Joy I hear you asking?
from being the producer of the show, Joy has enjoyed
an illustrious acting career in Australia; featuring
in hit TV shows such as Home and Away, All Saints
and even staring opposite Brian Brown at the start
of his film career, in Love Letters from Teralba Road.
show, (Joy's brainchild), has had an interesting history
and a number of homes, including the McKell Building
at Redfern, the lounge room of a technician at Leichhardt
and now back to The South's Footy Club, in the appropriately
named "Showbiz Room".
guests on the program include the famous and not so
famous. These include actors, writers, singers, community
leaders, sports people, artists, motivators, and even
the occasional talented friend of a television presenter,
may get a run.
valuable hands on experience is offered to television
presenters, camera operators make-up artists and choreographers.
In fact, every creative genre is represented on Joy's
staples of the program include the wonderful and inspiring
opening by Joy, "In Depth" with George Sassis,
Healthy Living, Money Matters, Wayne's World, and
if a slightly more controversial slant is required,
watch out for Greg Tingle's interviews. The interviews
have included dozens of interesting guests over the
past 2 years, and continue to do so.
may be triggered for erstwhile audiences of shows
such as Young Talent Time, Pot of Gold, Bandstand
and Red Faces.
breath of fresh air and opportunities await audience
and contributors alike.
atmosphere is very conducive to making lots of new
friends and lasting relationships. Indeed, the audience
buzzes in between takes, with jokes, drinks and sharing
memories of old. Joy says, "this is what TV should
be about". The community feeling that Around
the World with Joy brings; is inspirational. Everyone
is involved for all the right reasons.
also well known that many people have met the love
of their life, whilst enjoying making TV at the studio.
"It's like an unofficial dating club at times",
a television presenter laughs.
this stage, Rove McManus and Denton need not feel
threatened. They have shown support, and have acknowledged
the fact that community television provided them with
invaluable experience in the past.
need not look further than some of the highest rating
and most popular shows on Australian television (according
to OZTAM), to see the vehicle that Channel 31 provided
for these successful personalities. Rove recently
won a gold Logie and Andrew Denton has been wowing
the audience with the acclaimed "Enough Rope"
as seen on the ABC. Real experience needs to be gleaned
at the coal face on television, and the likes of Rove
and Denton are tangible proof that putting in the
"hard yards" in community television, can
indeed pay off.
before you knock it, remember that part of the charm
of this slightly less polished version of "Opportunity
Knocks", is that it offers a feast of entertainment
that otherwise may not be shown on Australian television.
oneself with this community magic has many advantages.
says, "It's lot of fun making television so why
not come along and join in the fun".
you are interested to find out more, just "turn
up" next Saturday morning to South's Football
Club, and see for yourself.
Hruby has recently released her autobiography entitled
The Dubbo Dazzlers and
its official launch is on Wednesday 9th July 2003
at South Sydney Football Club, Redfern.
book launch was a huge success and special guests
included Wally Green and Darren Gray (both over from
Greg Tingle, Channel 31 TV Presenter, interviews Joy
Hruby - 28th July 2003
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Channel 31 Sydney photos
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Investors and Potential Sponsors
Community TV Sydney and Mediaman sponsorship opportunities
will be released in the near future.
the Mediaman Sponsorships, Clients & Affiliates
How to Clinch Media Sponsorship, by Greg Tingle
Sponsors - The Right Combination, by Greg Tingle