New observational series Court Justice, filmed at Sydney’s Downing Centre, will premiere in July.
The 10 part series produced by CJZ uses fixed rig cameras to capture vision of the twelve magistrates who preside over 30,000 cases every year.
Foxtel’s General Manager for Factual, Jim Buchan, said: “It’s been an incredible opportunity gaining unprecedented access to The Downing Centre Local court. In creating a series that captures the real life drama of the court room, our audience will not only be fascinated to see how justice is served, they will also see illuminated the important problems, issues and questions of morality that exist within our modern society.”
Judge Henson said: “Research shows confidence in the criminal justice system is higher among people who understand how it works and this program will give the community an insight into how magistrates make their decisions.”
Said Executive Producer for CJZ, Michael Cordell, “Gaining television access to our courts is one of the last frontiers of observational filmmaking in Australia. We’ve seen a lot of police shows, ambulance shows and the like, but we rarely get a chance to observe what happens in our courts, which are critical to the way society functions.”
Sundays from July 2 at 7.30pm on Crime + Investigation.