South Pacific Pictures has an international reputation for producing world-class television and film including Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune, Sione's Wedding and Whale rider are now internationally owned. Stuff reports that South Pacific Pictures chief executive John Barnett has sold his stake in the production company to its United Kingdom-based majority shareholder All3Media. Documents filed with the Companies Office show Barnett's stake, held by Endeavour Entertainment Limited, was … [Read More...]
‘How to Meet Girls from a Distance’ selected to screen in the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival.
An initiative from Rialto Channel 48 Hours organiser Ant Timpson and NZ Herald online Entertainment Editor Hugh Sundae, the Make My Movie competition was a partnership between NZ Herald online, the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air and utilised social media, print advertising and YouTube. Produced by Ruth Korver and Andrew Beattie, How to Meet Girls From a Distance was directed by Dean Hewison and written by Hewison, Richard Falkner and Sam Dickson. The film stars Falkner, Scarlet Hemingway, … [Read More...]
NHK and NHNZ today announced at MIPCOM the greenlight on a major blue-chip science/natural history series, Life Force II. Life Force II builds on the worldwide success of Life Force I, a six part series co-produced by NHK, NHNZ, France Télévisions, Science Channel and Animal Planet and distributed by Off the Fence. Life Force I premiered in early 2011. The series was sold to territories throughout the world and earned high ratings and a stack of awards. Life Force II is once again a global … [Read More...]