Marianne currently holds the position of Producer/Director with Marianne Latham Productions Pty Ltd. Prior to this she was Producer/ Writer/ Interviewer/ Director for Sunday for the Nine Network – a position she held from 1986 to 2004. Her primary focus for Sunday was the sourcing and creation of half hour Arts and Cover stories
Marianne began her career in journalism in 1975, when she gained a Journalism Cadetship with the Seven Network. This led to her becoming a News reporter with Seven National News, as well as taking the role of Researcher for This Week hosted by Brian Naylor.
In 1982, she moved to SBS, where she became Chief of Staff, SBSTV, Melbourne Newsroom. During her time with SBS, she additionally took the roles of Reporter/Producer/Director for the SBSTV programs, S.C.O.O.P., Connection and Lineup. She also expanded into print media, working as a Contributing writer for The Age, Good Weekender and Accent pages.
1985 saw Marianne leave SBS to take the position of Associate News Producer, National Nine News and Producer/Reporter for the Today Show at the Nine Network.
Her other work for Nine included Producer of the documentaries Big River, Big Fish and New Zealand Stories, as well as Producer forSunday program cover stories, with Charles Wooley. She additionally took on the role of Producer/Reporter The Small Business Show for Nine in 1994.
Marianne has worked concurrently for the CSIRO since 1985 as Producer/ Writer/ Director/ nterviewer, responsible for both in-house news and information videos, as well as their television broadcast programs such as The Good Food Show with Gabriel Gate (8 x half hours), broadcast on the ABC and Foxtel Lifestyle, the science documentary series The Researchers (ABC) and the 8 x 2 minutes science mini-docs series, Australia Advances, broadcast on free to air television, Sky, the Internet and internationally distributed by Beyond International.
She has additionally written and produced various documentaries and videos for individual clients, such as the documentary Filipino Brides(Kestrel Films) for the Department of Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, a non-broadcast video on parenting for the Vietnamese community, which was part drama/part documentary and produced in Vietnamese with English subtitles and the documentary She’s a Woman, examining the portrayal of women in the media (Film House).
Marianne holds an Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting RMIT University and is the author of A Working Mother’s Handbookpublished by Allen and Unwin in 1995.