Margaret Pomeranz

Iconic Australian movie host and critic Margaret Pomeranz hosts Foxtel Masterpiece Movies- Margaret Pomeranz Presents where she presents a weekly movie of her choice bringing Foxtel viewers her un-rivalled expertise and insight of the silver screen.

Margaret also presents on Stage & Screen a new weekly arts and screen program, which  premiered in May of this year on Foxtel Arts with host Deborah Hutton and regular presenters, Graeme Blundell, Leo Schofield and Daily Telegraph’s Chris Hook.

With a career spanning almost three decades co-hosting The Movie Show on SBS and At The Movies on ABC with David Stratton, Margaret Pomeranz is Australia’s most recognised, loved and highly respected movie reviewer.

Margaret has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University and was selected for the Playwright’s Studio at NIDA after which she began writing for television, radio and film. She joined the newly established Special Broadcasting Service in 1980 as writer/producer which led to her being appointed producer for David Stratton’s movie hostings. Some years later, in 1986, they were able to get The Movie Show up and running. The duo moved to the ABC in

2004 to establish At The Movies which ran until December 2014.

Margaret has served as a member of the Advertising Board, is a past President of the Film Critics Circle of Australia and has been both President and Vice-President of watch on Censorship.

She was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 2005 Queen's New Year’s Honours List for her services to the film industry as a critic and reviewer, promoter of Australian content, and advocate for freedom of expression in film.

Margaret is one of three new board members for the Australian Film Institute/Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AFI/AACTA), where she will assist in further expanding AFI | AACTA’s member program, which now offers ten streams of programming at year-round events, open to the public and industry.

Most recently Margaret and her daughter-in-law Philippa Whitfield Pomeranz launched their cookbook- Let’s Eat a celebration of food, film, family and friends. Featuring beautiful photography, family snapshots, stories of movie stars and directors, misadventures and fun times, as well as eighty of Margaret and Philippa’s favourite recipes.

Margaret was recently conferred with the degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa from Macquarie University in April 2016.

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