About Marcia

 

Marcia is Managing Director of Kidsfield Pty. Ltd. - formerly Roymark Television, a company first registered in 1974. 

 

Marcia has had a long and distinguished career in the media, ranging from journalism, public relations, marketing and publishing, to scriptwriting and creating concepts for film and television for children and adults. She is the creator of several successful children’s TV series, 20 children’s books and recordings and the recipient of international awards.

 

Marcia’s TV credits cover everything from straight drama, police drama, soap opera, variety, documentary and children's production. While developing her own original concepts for multi-media she freelanced, scriptwriting for many of Australia's leading film and television production companies.

 

Her earliest success was a 26 part animated cartoon series called "Eddie's Alphabet".  It ran on ABC-TV for four years. The famous Sydney Opera House inspired Marcia to create "The Maestro's Company". That ran on ABC-TV and SBS. This unique series of 13 half hours introduced children to opera and was produced by Independent Productions where she worked as Director of Program Development. While at IP her adult feature, “Wilde’s Domain” was produced for network television. Her documentary, “Australia’s Wondrous Waterway”,  was featured on “The World Around Us” on Seven Network. Sir Robert Helpmann was contracted to her company, to act as Artistic Director and star of another of her original series concepts called “Space Dancers”. Helpmann’s plans, that included Margot Fonteyn, Rudolf Nureyev, and lead stars of every other dance form, were unfortunately halted by his untimely death.

 

Her "Toothbrush Family" (TBF) was a series of stories first written when one of her children wouldn’t clean his teeth. These became an animated cartoon series that was the first Australian concept to be sold to a major American Network. It went out over 200 stations on CBS for four years to a daily audience of five million kids, at the same time running on CBC Canada and the French Canadian Network.   It was a regular segment in "Captain Kangaroo" the program that won an Emmy Award for the “Outstanding Children’s Entertainment Series”.

 

TBF Series 1 went on to sell internationally and in Australia, produced merchandise such as narrated records, games, a book, 4 videos & kids’ clothing and bed and bath linen. It also won praise from many health education professionals. She was invited to present TBF to the World Health Organisation in Geneva and to the Health Education Committee at the 65th Dental Congress in Toronto.

 

A 65 part sequel to the TBF 1 series was co-produced by Southern Star Productions, Shanghai Animation Studio, Film Australia and Roymark Television, with Marcia as joint executive producer. Like the original TBF it crossed all national borders and cultures. Seen by countless millions of new generations of children over the years, leaders in health education continue to applaud and endorse the concept of TBF Series 3 currently being developed by Marcia. 

Her grandchildren were the catalyst that brought Marcia back to her first love, writing for children. Her latest 'My Book of Ballet Stories' for children was recently released by New Holland Publishers and she has several more stories and the new TBF series in the pipeline.

 

Marcia decided to take a break from the media when her daughter, Louella, started her own marketing business. She worked with Louella and Louella's partner, Stephen Kushturian for ten years, together establishing what has become a successful international organisation.

 

Marcia appears in the 1992/93 edition of “The World Who’s Who of Women” for ‘Distinguished Service’, published by the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.