gillian-andersonAnderson signs up for thriller pilot

Former X-Files actress Gillian Anderson has signed up for a regular role in the new unnamed thriller pilot. Anderson will be joined by Australian actress Rachael Taylor who has featured in the likes of Charlie’s Angels and Transformers.

Homeland actor cast in NCIS

Homeland’s Jamey Sheridan has been cast in NCIS as the father of McGee (Sean Murray). Sheridan featured in Homeland as Vice-President Walden. Continue reading »

Air New Zealand has enlisted the services of Bear Grylls for their new on-board safety video.

The video is the first to be filmed outside of an actual plane, instead utilising the scenic Routeburn Track and surrounding area in the South Island.

Looks like Seth MacFarlane has no interest in returning as host of the Oscars.

The Family Guy creator was criticised by some for his debut performance as host of the ceremony last weekend.

When asked by a Twitter follower if he would consider hosting again, he said “no way”. Continue reading »

Geordie-Shore-AustraliaIt’s The GC with Geordie accents.

MTV has confirmed that the sixth season of British reality series Geordie Shore will be filming in Australia this year.

“Filming down under is going to be amazing! Just like filming in Newcastle but with a constant tan and a load of SHRIMPS!” said cast member Charlotte-Letitia Crosby.

Vicky Pattison said: “I’m so excited to be hitting Australia with the rest of the cast of Geordie Shore! No doubt we will cause some mayhem down under and show the Aussies just how to party!!” Continue reading »

tvnz_logo2TVNZ released the following tribute to Phillip Leishman today.

Statement from Jeff Latch, Head of TV ONE and TV2:

We awoke this morning to the sad news that one of New Zealand’s favourite broadcasters, Phillip Leishman, has died.

Those of us fortunate enough to work with Phil know that he was an extraordinarily gifted presenter and broadcaster – a favourite with viewers and much respected by his industry peers.

Phil’s history with TVNZ goes back to the old NZ Broadcasting Corporation days in 1971, when he got his first break at Dunedin’s DNTV2. Continue reading »

game-of-thrones-s3Sky has announced that kiwi fans will be among the first in the world to see the season three premiere of Game of Thrones.

The series will return to SoHo just three and a half hours after its screening on HBO in the US.

It will return on Monday, April 1 at 8.30pm. Continue reading »

Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. The Americans: 38850 (TV3, 9:35pm – 10:35pm)
  2. Criminal Minds: 37540 (TV ONE, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  3. The Following: 32800 (TV ONE, 9:35pm – 10:30pm)
  4. Shortland Street: 32320 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Blue Rose: 31870 (TV3, 8:35pm – 9:35pm) Continue reading »

DalekAnatomyRaymond Cusick, the 84 year old designer of Doctor Who’s genocidal enemy, the Daleks, died in his sleep today.

Cusick worked on the science-fiction adventure series from 1963 to 1966, but found that he was expected to work “25 hours a day, eight days a week” for “shirt buttons”. Told that “the honour of working for the BBC should be enough” he was, nonetheless, awarded a one-off payment as a reward for the fantastic success of the Daleks. Cusick said it came to £100. Terry Nation’s contract, meanwhile, awarded him royalties and a cut of the highly-lucrative profits from merchandising, netting him tens of thousands of pounds a year. Continue reading »

Having regularly worked with Prime over the years, I can completely understand why they’ve given their logo a bit of a refresh.

Previously, the logo was different depending on where it was being placed.  If it was at the top of the page, then the logo would hang down with Prime sitting at the bottom of the logo like this:

Prime Logo Black-1

If the logo was at the bottom of the page then “Prime” would be a the top like this:

Prime Logo Black top

You can imagine how confusing that could get and when branding is so important, it looks like those hassles have been cast aside for something more consistent.

Here is how it looks now: Continue reading »