NZFC Announces New Chief Executive

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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

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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 ]

This week’s Top 10 shows

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Below is a listing of the top ten programmes on NZTV, recorded as of the 18th July 2011 via Nielsen TV Audience Measurement. The top programme being watched is Shortland Street, with News programmes dominating the remainder, and interestingly The Food Truck is currently rating fourth – a reality TV programme looking at the challenge of making [ Read More ]

Is your cell phone killing you?

Inside New Zealand will screen the documentary Is Your Cell Phone Killing You? this month The documentary explores disturbing research suggesting that our exposure to everyday electromagnetic fields could be hazardous to our health. It examines how we are constantly surrounded by radiation – from cell and cordless phones, wi-fi internet, cell towers, powerlines, and [ 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 ]

TVNZ launches “U” Channel – Where facebook and TV meet

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TVNZ launches U, a ground-breaking new channel which integrates online social networking with broadcast content for the first time on New Zealand screens. U is a commercial free-to-air digital channel which features a mix of real life and factual entertainment programming and is aimed at all Kiwis aged 15-24.

Slashed prices on Crazy Horses BOY merchandise

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Crazy Horses Merchandise on Native Vision: Its now or never – Native Vision are on their last print cycle of the Crazy Horses Range of clothing. Which means if you don’t get in quick you might not have another chance to get your patch and represent Crazy Horses in your area.

Calling all entertainers – Homai Te Pakipaki is back!

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One of Maori Televisions most watched and favourite shows is about to hit our screens once again with a new season. Homai Te Pakipaki gives entertainers, wannabes and anyone willing to leave their inhibitions at the door and let loose on the stage. You are given your fifteen minutes of fame, and a chance to [ Read More ]

TVNZ’s new service brings Television programs to blind audiences starting with Coro Street

TVNZ has launched a new service for vision impaired and blind audiences. Audio Description – the visual equivalent of captioning for hearing impaired audiences – begins on March 1 with episodes of Coronation Street.