Dunedin film-maker hopes his documentary ‘Practising Medicine’ will educate Otago medical students

Dr Paul Trotman

Dunedin film-maker Dr Paul Trotman hopes the follow-up to his acclaimed film on the University of Otago’s body bequest programme will help “demystify” the medical profession. His new film, Practising Medicine, follows Otago University medical students who featured in his previous documentary, Donated to Science, through their clinical years in medical school and their first [ Read More ]

TVNZ will be broadcasting live coverage of America’s Cup: World Series

America's Cup World Series

Television New Zealand has confirmed the broadcast plan relating to the America’s Cup World Series round about to get underway in San Francisco. Coverage will be available from TVNZ U Channel beginning this  Friday 24th  August until Monday 27th August; it will also be streamed on-line via demand from tvnz.co.nz The broadcast schedule is as [ Read More ]

Tropfest: The World’s Largest Short Film Festival will launch in NZ early next year

Taika-Waititi

Tropfest NZ continues to attract the support of key film industry players who are keen to celebrate the Festival’s arrival to New Zealand shores. Today the Festival proudly welcomes aboard Academy Award nominee, Taika Waititi, as an official Ambassador of Tropfest NZ. Waititi achieved international success with his first short film, Two Cars, One Night [ Read More ]

A star-studded line-up of NZ celebrities including Dai Henwood and three All Blacks will be on TV3′s Comedy for Cure Kids this Friday

Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego

This year’s  TV3′s Red Nose Day: Comedy for Cure Kids will be hosted by comedians Jeremy Corbett and Paul Ego with a strong live comedic entertainment  element to it. It will also feature an array of popular New Zealand celebrities and faces, live entertainment and special guest appearances. The Henwood-All Blacks caper will screen alongside [ Read More ]

NZ film writer gains a spot in the New York Television Festival Finals

Roderick Fransham

Wellington performer and writer Roderick Fransham,  has gained a spot in the finals of the New York Television Festival’s competition to produce a TV series. He entered his sketch comedy show, Happy Darling, in the festival’s Independent Pilot Competition.   Happy Darling  is a subtle but high energy show that features a combination of comedy, [ Read More ]

NZ film-maker Joe Hitchcock uses his AMP Scholarship to go global

Joe Hitchcock

Joe Hitchcock, a passionate NZ film-maker, was recognised by AMP in 2006 for his determination to succeed on an international level.   After receiving his  an AMP Scholarship in 2006, Joe has used the financial support to further pursue his film-making career.    Joe was able to devote himself to his professional development within the film industry and [ Read More ]

Comedy-doco ‘Deane Waretini: Now is the Hour’ to screen on Maori Television

Deane-Waretini

DEANE WARETINI: NOW IS THE HOUR is an affectionate and funny slice of real life as legendary Te Arawa singer Deane Waretini makes a road trip from Christchurch to his Rotorua hometown for the gig he hopes will re-launch his career. DEANE WARETINI: NOW IS THE HOUR, a seven-part comedy-documentary, starts on Maori Television at [ 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 ]

Maori Television reveals Anzac day programming schedule

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For the sixth year now, Maori Television reveals that they will be devoting all of its Anzac day programming to the commemoration of those who gave so much for our freedom. Anzac 2011 – Kotahi te wairua (‘One Spirit’) airs from 5.50am to 11.30pm on Monday April 25 2011, the sixth year the channel has [ Read More ]

Drama proving to be a positive outlet for one homeless aucklander

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For Shadow a homeless Aucklander who has spent most of his life on the streets. Drama has been a been a positive  and life changing experience. “Shadow”, who says he has forgotten his real name because of years of glue-sniffing, started living on the streets in his early teens because of problems at home with [ Read More ]