Always wanting to write,Margaret Drane’s foray into a world of letters saw exactly
that...letters -mountains of them. Clambering onto the bottom rung of the ladder
to journalism, Margaret began as a singularly woeful typist at the ABC. Her mission
– to answer fan mail from the numerous lovelorn teenagers whose Sunday religion was
It was a chaotic, exciting and rewarding time propelling Margaret, not into a news
bureau, but awhole new world of production. Working alongside Paul Drane in their
own production company, she learned the ropes, working on music videos, light entertainment
specials and documentaries.
The writing itch refused to go away however and Margaret began producing copy for
corporate applications, advertising and interactive media. She also indulged her
other writing love, creating music for programs including themes and background music
as well as the occasional jingle.
So fast forward to recent times,and Margaret predominantly works as a writer, while
the bits and pieces picked up along the way also come in handy. Recent projects include
the 26 x half-hour episode environmental series, “Green Matters”,which has sold
extensively around the world. Margaret wrote, produced and directed this series,
as well as the one-hour biography,“The Magic of Audrey”, currently released internationally
and broadcast on ABC Television Australia.
Right now, Margaret is developing further productions while also working as a freelance