Don’t Stop the Music
Posted on 28th November 2018 by Chris Grieve
At GeersSullivan we are grateful for the many interesting and diverse clients we deal with each day.
One such client is Joan Peters who was recently involved in the production of the television series “Don’t Stop The Music” on the ABC.
Joan is a media and entertainment lawyer. She has executive produced many screen productions and in 2006 founded a not for profit organisation, Be Kids Australia Inc.
“Don’t Stop the Music” is an inspiring celebration of the power of music in learning and the academic, creative and emotional development of children and is Joan’s latest production and one she is rightfully most proud of. The 3-part series screened on the ABC each Sunday in November and showcases the progress of children at the Challis Community Primary School in Armadale, Western Australia.
The completion of the filming of the program which also saw the end of payment for the costs associated with the music teachers threatened to end the profound musical journey for these children. Be Kids Australia Inc has stepped in and is now raising tax deductible donations to support the continuation of the music program at Challis. Go to www.bekids.org to make a tax deductible donation. You can also donate any unwanted musical instruments to the program at https://www.abc.net.au/events/dstm/donate-an-instrument/10341758
The first episode of Don’t Stop The Music had a tremendous response across Australia. If you missed the broadcast, the first episode is now available on iview.