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Title Boomtown: Ep 1 Of 6 / Director: Dent, Chester
Published Australia : ABC, 2013
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Summary The six-part documentary series Boomtown enters the surprisingly diverse world of Perth's entrepreneurs to discover the secrets of their success. WA's mining industry is the driver of Australia's 2-speed economy. To many the West is home to billionaires and bogans - cowboys just lucky enough to be living on a mountain of iron ore. But it's not all about mining. Perth likes to boast the highest proportion of self-made millionaires of any capital city in the world.Filmed over a year, Boomtown follows seven remarkable entrepreneurs through triumphs, life changing innovation and battles for survival. They are from a rich mix of industries including iiNet founder Michael Malone, iconic fashion designer Ruth Tarvydas, Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall, builder Sasha De Bretton and her hugely successful home renovating business, car dealer John Hughes, hotelier Bree Maddox and mining CEO Mike Young.We go behind the scenes to reveal battles for survival, and discover the inner strength and resilience that makes this group of entrepreneurs so successful. All have benefited from the opportunity WA offers and have been prepared to take the risks needed to join this elite group of self-made millionaires. Together, these people bring you the real stories of Boomtown.In the first episode, mining CEO Mike Young faces down his critics, millionaire renovator Sasha De Bretton introduces good taste to Perth's well heeled, and internet giant CEO Michael Malone reveals the company's humble beginnings.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Electric Pictures, Series producer Roz Silvestrin, Executive Producer Andrew Ogilvie. ABC Commissioning Editor Anita Brown
Event Broadcast 2013-12-15 at 18:30:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Business enterprises.
Businesswomen -- Conduct of life.
Joint ventures -- Finance.
Mineral industries -- Economic aspects.
Western Australia -- Perth.
Form Streaming video
Author Dent, Chester, director
James, Alison, director
Longley, Sam, cast
Davis, Les, contributor
de Bretton, Sasha, contributor
Diss, Kathryn, contributor
Fewster, Maryna, contributor
Hampel, Brett, contributor
Ho, Ron, contributor
Malone, Michael, contributor
Smyth-Kirk, Ross, contributor
Young, Mike, contributor