Television Host: ‘The Movie Show’
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) Australia
February 2004 – January 2006 (2 years) Sydney Area, Australia

Film critic, reporter and co-host of national weekly film review and magazine program, ‘The Movie Show’. Megan’s role included reporting from Berlinale (2005) and Toronto International Film Festivals (2006).

Live programs were recorded in front of audiences at Perth and Melbourne International Film Festivals. The job included studio presentation, writing scripts and film reviews, researching stories, writing extended reviews and reports for The Movie Show website, hosting special events, presenting at televised awards programs and representing the program at special events.

Guest: Recovery
ABC Television
1999

Triple j film critic Megan Spencer was a guest on ABC youth TV program Recovery, hosted by Dylan Lewis, to announce a new triple j competition.

Television Host: Project Greenlight Australia
The Movie Network on Foxtel (Australia)
August 2006 – December 2006 (5 months) Sydney, Australia

Judge & cast member for ‘Project Greenlight Australia’, the “first time filmmaker competition” and “12-part docu-series chronicling the making of a million-dollar budget feature film from the winning script.” The concept was originally devised by US actors and screenwriters Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

Popular film critic and broadcaster Megan Spencer (triple j, The Movie Show) joined Australian actor/director Jeremy Sims (Last Train To Freo, Beneath Hill 60), TV host and comedian Paul McDermott (Doug Anthony Allstars, Good News Week), and a surprise guest judge to support and assess the 6 writer-director teams as they made their way through the competition towards the prize of $1 million dollars and a produced film from a winning screenplay.

Guest speaker: Insight
SBS Television
August 2006
Episode: ‘What’s wrong with the Australian film industry?’

As box office statistics continued to grow against locally-produced feature films, The Movie Show/triple j film critic Megan Spencer joined a live forum of industry professionals to discuss the problems inherent within the Australian industry, and possible reasons why local audiences no longer supported locally-made features. It was a firey debate.

Guest commentator: What A Year
Nine Network Australia
October – November, 2006

Nine-part Australian television documentary series that looked at the news, events, sporting achievements, entertainment and fads of a selected year in each episode. Critic and broadcaster Megan Spencer was included in the line up of celebrities and cultural commentators.

Performer: Castlemaine State Festival
Literature Program
Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia
March 2013

Alongside five other notable writer/performers (including rock critic Barry Divola and ‘The Bedroom Philosopher’ Justin Heazelwood), film critic, broadcaster and music writer Megan Spencer was invited to contribute to ‘Hair Brushes & Air Guitars’. It was a live performance night of stories told “by a rollicking line-up of musicians, music writers, critics, comics and music lovers of the songs that killed them softly or rocked them hard: when, why and how.”

Voiceover Artist: Otis Foundation
Health information DVD
2011

Presenter: Inside Film (IF) Awards
SBS-TV
November 2004, 2005

For two consecutive years, film critic and broadcaster Megan Spencer was a presenter on the nationally televised “People’s Choice Awards for Australian film and creative talent”, the Inside Film Awards. The ceremony was broadcast annually, live from Luna Park, Sydney, on SBS Television.

DJ: Tour De Kraftwerk
Happy Yess music club
Darwin Australia
February 13th, 2009

With Jeremy Conlon

DJ: Let’s Dance – Bowie versus Talking Heads
Happy Yess music club
Darwin, Australia
October 31st, 2008

With Jeremy Conlon