Incredibly Strange Television Launches

New Zealand’s first specially curated late night film series is finally a reality for one movie obsessed fan. The series, which officially launches next month on the MGM Channel and continues every Saturday night for four months, has been a thirty-year odyssey for local cinefile Ant Timpson (creator of Incredibly Strange Film Festival & 48HOURS). [ Read More ]

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 look to launch new kids TV show – WotWots

A small steam powered spaceship lands in a local zoo. Inside are two young and very energetic aliens. They wonder who they are and what they will look like when they are fully grown adults. Will they look like one of the zoo animals outside? DottyWot and SpottyWot are

New local drama series The Pretender set for launch

Local series The Pretender is a fly-on-the-wall look at the inner workings of a typical New Zealand MP’s office. It follows the highs and lows, backroom machinations, and desperate measures of MP Dennis Plant (Bob MacLaren) and his team as they attempt to

This is Your Life back to reveal famous New Zealander

Paul Henry honours another legendary Kiwi in the latest instalment of This Is Your Life. The famous red book will be open again and another unsuspecting recipient will be surprised with the words “This Is Your Life”, before returning to TVNZ’s Auckland studios for the LIVE 90-minute television event. Recipients are iconic

The 2008 New World International Netball series set for TV One

ONE Sport will have exclusively LIVE coverage of the Silver Ferns playing arch-rivals Australia, in the second game of The 2008 New World International Netball Series, from the Vector Arena in Auckland. Host Toni Street will be joined by commentators Julie Coney, Jenny-May Coffin and Kiri Wills. Broadcast Saturday 20 September, starting 7:30 on TV [ Read More ]

Vincent Ward’s new feature Rain Of The Children wins film festival selection

Vincent Ward’s new feature Rain Of The Children is winning selection in some of the world’s leading film festivals. It has been selected for two competitions: at the Hawaii Film Festival and the Chicago Film Festival. “The Chicago selection is full circle for me,” says Ward. “The new film evolved from my 1980 documentary In [ Read More ]

Katie Wolfe's This is Her selected for New York Film Festival

Katie Wolfe’s New Zealand short film This is Her has been selected to screen in official selection at the 46th New York Film Festival later this month after premiering in North America at the prestigious 35th Telluride Film Festival last weekend. This follows nominations for This is Her in

Strong year sees TVNZ back in profit

Television New Zealand made an after tax profit of $19.4 million for the financial year ended June 2008, Chief Executive Rick Ellis said today. This was from operating earnings before non recurring items, interest, tax and financial instruments of $27 million, which represents a $14.3 million turnaround or a 112 % increase over the prior [ Read More ]

Department of Conservation and TVNZ 6 Family combine for events

Kiwi children will be able to learn more about their local wildlife and wild places during Meet the Locals Conservation Week celebrations at Auckland Zoo on September 7 and Wellington Zoo on September 14. The events are the brainchild of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and TVNZ 6 Family, and an extension of the partnership [ Read More ]