Tonight: Judith Collins, live; the latest on Flight 370; and a NZ woman tells us how she travelled the world for years with a fake passport.
— Campbell Live (@CampbellLiveNZ) March 12, 2014
In the lead up to new show launches, some TV network publicity departments are in overdrive, releasing, almost daily, new pieces of promotional material.
Following the award-winning and critically acclaimed Top of the Lake, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has announced its next production for UKTV on SKY in New Zealand. The series will screen in 2015.
Banished is an epic seven part series from award-winning writer/creator Jimmy McGovern (story producer Redfern Now) loosely inspired by events in the 18th century when Britain established a penal colony on the other side of the world. Starring David Wenham (Top Of The Lake), Russell Tovey (Being Human), Myanna Buring (Ripper Street), Julian Rhind-Tutt (The Hour) and Ryan Corr (Wolf Creek 2), the series starts filming in Sydney this April before moving to Manchester in the UK. The series has been co-commissioned by BBC Two in the UK and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand.
International award-winning independent production companies RSJ Films (Accused, The Street) and See-Saw Films (Top Of The Lake, The King’s Speech, Shame) have joined forces for the first time to co-produce Banished. Continue reading »
Jerry Maguire is my favourite movie of all time and this behind the scenes look at the control room for 1996 Academy Awards broadcast is pretty special. I can only imagine wanting to sleep for a week after 3 hours of doing that.
Of the 10 pilots that Amazon Studios put up for consideration by its viewers, four of them have been selected to have full series produced.
Getting the green light will be cop drama Bosch, Sci-fi/horror drama (from the maker of The X Files) The After, and comedies Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent.
Chris Pine, the actor son of Robert Pine (CHiPs), who played Captain James T Kirk in Star Trek, will appear in the Ashburton District Court on Monday charged with excess blood alcohol. Continue reading »
The actress who voiced The Simpson character Edna Krabappel in more than 175 episodes of the animated series, Marcia Wallace, was given a send off this week with a special tribute on the show. Wallace, who died in October, won an Emmy for her role.