Dave Gibson to head New Zealand Film Commission Patsy Reddy, NZFC Chair, is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Gibson as the next Chief Executive of the New Zealand Film Commission. He replaces Graeme Mason who recently left the Commission to become CEO of Screen Australia. “Dave Gibson is one of New Zealand’s most experienced film and television producers and we are delighted to have secured his services for this important leadership role” said Ms Reddy. He has a depth … [Read More...]
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...]