Samsung AACTA Awards Nominations Announced

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The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) has announced the nominees for the Samsung AACTA Awards in 2012. Internationally awarded animator, writer and director Adam Elliot joined actors Alexandra Schepisi, Daniel Henshall and Claudia Karvan at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) to announce the nominees, which confirmed the strength of Australian [ Read More ]

Weta Workshop update – Adventures of Tintin and The Hobbit

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The Adventures of Tintin has launched in Europe and there have been loads of reviews and articles in international media – The Daily Mail described it as “Spellbinding”. See the best bits at the Weta website and on Facebook. The Art of The Adventures of Tintin book has also been released alongside the film. The [ Read More ]

TVNZ announce programme schedule for new channel Kidzone24

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TVNZ Kidzone24 will feature trusted educational and inspiring content for pre-school children in an advertising-free environment. TVNZ Kidzone24 will air 24 hours a day on the SKY platform from 1 May. Chief Executive Rick Ellis is delighted that SKY has made it possible for TVNZ to extend the popular Kidzone brand beyond the two hours [ Read More ]

FIFA 11 PC released this spring

EA SPORTS™ FIFA an award winning console game engine has announced that FIFA 11 PC has arrived. Electronic Arts Inc. has announced the football engine that drives the award-winning EA SPORTS™ FIFA gameplay on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system has arrived for FIFA 11 PC.

NZ short film 'Poppy' wins at Computer Animation Festival

NZ short Film Poppy awarded for its innovation of motion capture and flawless facial animation. Poppy has been awarded the Computer Animation Festival’s Jury Prize ahead of the SIGGRAPH 2010 International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, which is being held in Los Angeles on the 25th – 29th July.

bro'Town final episode may not be farewell after all

bro’Town finally comes to an end with the final episode of the final series. We say good bye to a Kiwi favourite. But is it really a final goodbye? This week sees stars aplenty when television history is made when the last ever episode of the Award-winning local animated series bro’Town screens on Sunday, May [ Read More ]

WotWots Children's TV Show set to launch on TV2

From the creative minds of the Academy Award winning Weta Workshop comes the WotWots, a stunning new television series for preschoolers. Set to delight audiences around the world in 2009, TVNZ will launch this much anticipated program in its primetime kids slot on TV2, Monday 23rd March at 8.50am, screening weekdays.

Pukeko Pictures successful at MipCom Jr with Trooper Tom

Children?s television production and licensing company, Chapman Entertainment, successfully cemented a partnership in Cannes last week with Pukeko Pictures, with interest received in their new joint venture from 15 broadcasters over two days at MIPCOM JR. Pukeko Pictures is the new

Weta and Chapman Entertainment team up on Childrens TV project

Jane and the Dragon Two of the established creative forces in family entertainment, New Zealand based Weta Productions and Chapman Entertainment, from the UK, are forming a unique partnership to develop a range of childrens’ television properties. The first venture will be an animated comedy targeted at boys between six and nine. The two companies [ Read More ]

NZ film in running for World's Best 60 sec film

A new Zealand made film – ‘GRAHAM’ has made the 2007 Filminute Shortlist! 25 films have been chosen from 800 submissions from 45 countries to be presented from September 1-30. ‘GRAHAM’ is the only NZ submission to be selected which is pretty cool. The film is a kooky mix of a animation and sound design [ Read More ]