Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss is in Beijing this week for meetings with Cai Fuchao, Minister for China`s screen regulator, the State General Administration for Press, Publication, Radio and Television, to advance a television co-production agreement to add to the existing film-only co-production treaty.
Singapore-based Beach House Pictures (BHP), into which NHNZ bought some years ago, had half a dozen nominations going into the Asia TV Awards on Friday (NZ Time). Having had good success at the event in recent years, this year it came away with only one Highly Commended Award.
With 70% of the world`s population in the region, including a few billion people in economies not trampled by the Global Financial Collapse, an Asia-Pacific screen market is a harbinger of the future. Dr O`D peruses the first day..
Senior staff at the visitor attraction, film and television production company the Gibson Group are purchasing the 36 year old business from founding director Dave Gibson, as he steps into a new role as Chief Executive at the New Zealand Film Commission.
With a mix of comforting generalities and some sharp observations, ABC TV ran the most important message of all: "We are not cutting the independent sector. Honest." And a local focus works for the Danes, so it could play for us internationally as well.
Go Back to Where You Came From took an International Emmy for very satisfied Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, to put it back on a winner`s podium it has already climbed for two Rose D’Or Awards, an AACTA, a SPAA Award and a Banff World Media Award.