NZFC Announces New Chief Executive

Dave Gibson

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 [ Read More ]

South Pacific Productions no longer NZ owned

South Pacific Pictures

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 [ Read More ]

‘How to Meet Girls from a Distance’ selected to screen in the 3rd Beijing International Film Festival.

HOW TO MEET GIRLS FROM A DISTANCE IN BEIJING

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 [ Read More ]

NHK and NHNZ greenlight blue chip series “Life Force II”

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 [ Read More ]

A new local television series ‘Bucket Wish’ will premier on Choice TV

Aaron Carotta

This upcoming new series Bucket Wish featuring ‘Adventure Aaron ‘ (NZ cancer survivor)  as he embarks  on a journey through some of New Zealand’s Most Extreme adventures accompanied by two CanTeen Members with wishes to complete their own bucket list. In this 13-episode series, each week  candidates nominate themselves for one of the Bucket Wish [ Read More ]

New Zealand’s first online educational TV programming for babies is now available

Babies First Concepts

Press Release: Quickflix www.quickflix.co.nz 24 August 2012 Family favourite Quickflix launches educational TV programmes for babies Developmental experts and parents alike understand how important it is to actively help babies learn. Giving your baby a range of experiences and information forms the basis of their knowledge about the world. Created in conjunction with childhood specialists, [ Read More ]

New Samoan director Sima Urale will fill Head Tutor role at The New Zealand Film and Television School

Sima Urale

Sima Urale has been appointed to the role of Head Tutor at The New Zealand Film and Television School, in Wellington City. Urale returns to her hometown to take up this new role. With more than twenty years’ experience in the film and theatre industry she will bring a wealth of practical and academic knowledge [ Read More ]

NZ On Air will fund Simon Morton’s quirky documentary ‘Making Tracks’.

Simon Morton

A “quirky” documentary in which consumer show presenter Simon Morton rides around New Zealand by bicycle has been awarded more than $400,000 of public funding. NZ On Air has released details of its first funding round of this financial year, worth nearly $12 million, to make comedies and documentaries to screen next year. A show [ Read More ]

A major Hollywood film made in New Zealand is to have its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival next month.

Emperor film promo

A Hollywood blockbuster film made in New Zealand will make is debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Emperor, set in post-World War II Japan, was filmed in Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland, with about 300 New Zealanders involved in the cast and crew. The film features Lost star Matthew Fox as General Bonner Fellers, who must [ Read More ]

Te Anau film company Gin-Clear Media wins best film of the year

Nick Reygaert

A local multi-media  film company based in Te Anau has won a top international film award for its work on fly fishing. Gin-Clear Media won Best Film of the Year in the Drake Fly Fishing Video Awards last week. The awards are part of the International Fly Tackle Dealer Show in Reno, in the United [ Read More ]