Name: Charlotte Hobson

Job Title: Producer of Golden, on TV3

What does your job entail?
I’m the Producer of the show – it means I do a mix of jobs: both on set, and in the production office. Once the show’s shot, and with the help of the very talented editors and director, we sit in the edit suite and edit the show together. Once we’re all happy with it, it’s my job to oversee all of the audio mixing, vision grading and onlining, and then we deliver it to the network.

What are your three favourite TV shows right now?
My favourite television shows at the moment are: Hounds, Veep and, of course, Golden! Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. Hyundai Country Calendar: 604,490 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  2. One News: 586,290 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  3. Intl Rugby: 494,400 (SKY Sport 1, 7:35pm – 9:15pm)
  4. Intl Rugby: 419,290 (PRIME, 9:10pm – 11:00pm)
  5. 3 News: 329,110 (TV3, 6:00pm – 7:00pm) Continue reading »

I’m planning on watching Bridesmaids and Stephen Fry in America

Black Swan is on Sky Movies at 8.30pm tonight, for anyone who hasn’t seen it (or anyone who wants to watch it again). It’s a great movie, but I found some parts quite hard to watch (eg. The fingernail scene…ugh). Brilliantly dark and creepy though.

Following Black Swan is Bridesmaids at 10.20pm, probably one of the funniest movies I’ve seen in years. Not many movies manage to actually make me laugh out loud multiple times, but this one did.

I particularly loved the scene in the car with Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne, and the scenes in the plane. It’s so funny that I’m going to include a clip off Youtube, just so you can have a little chuckle.


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Top 20 most time shifted shows

  1. Coronation Street: 42300 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  2. Glee: 34680 (TV3, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  3. 7 Days: 26430 (TV3, 9:30pm – 10:00pm)
  4. The Graham Norton Show: 23430 (TV3, 8:30pm – 9:30pm)
  5. The Vampire Diaries: 18440 (TV2, 10:40pm – 11:40pm) Continue reading »

Name: Dylan Reeve

Job Title: Post Production Supervisor/Offline Editor for Shortland Street

What does your job entail?
I oversee the post-production process, but also serve as the offline editor, which means I am responsible for tweaking the pictures in the show to look right: Fixing up the colours, removing any stray equipment in shot and doing basic visual effects when necessary.

Finish this sentence: The new TV show I can’t wait to see is…
The Newsroom (from West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin).

If you could have any other job in the TV industry, what would it be?
When I was a kid I wanted to be a TV cameraman. I even saved up and bought a professional camera when I was 16. When I finally got to film school it turned out I actually found editing to be more my style. Continue reading »

Most watched

  1. One News: 642,340 (TV ONE, 6:00pm – 7:00pm)
  2. Shortland Street: 561,920 (TV2, 7:00pm – 7:35pm)
  3. Coronation Street: 453,320 (TV ONE, 7:30pm – 8:30pm)
  4. Close Up: 420,660 (TV ONE, 7:00pm – 7:30pm)
  5. The Big Bang Theory: 400,170 (TV2, 7:35pm – 8:00pm) Continue reading »

John Campbell has a brain melt on Friday night.

Two and a Half Men actress Melanie Lynskey and Modern Family’s Ed O’Neill have lent their voice to the new Air NZ in-flight safety video.

The pair feature in cartoon form in the clip, which also has non-voiced cartoon versions of Snoop Dogg, Richie McCaw, Barack Obama, Julia Gillard and Paul Henry.

The title track of TV3 series The GC has gone to #1 on iTunes NZ.
Vibrations (feat. Savage) - Vibrations (feat. Savage) - Single

Vibrations, performed and co-written by The GC star Jade Louise, and featuring RIAA certified platinum rapper Savage, took the number one spot after the final episode of the popular series, which screened on Wednesday night, showed Jade Louise recording the track.

One of the most talked about local series in years, The GC was an eight-part series that followed the lives of a group of talented young Maori, working hard and playing even harder on the Gold Coast. Continue reading »

Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove; NZ First Leader, Winston Peters and Green MP Gareth Hughes on why they want to hang on to the SOEs and what they would do with them if they were in Government. (Rachel will chair this discussion)

Jenee Tibshraeny reports on a private sector initiative to improve performance at low decile schools — and Rachel talks to millionaire-entrepeneur Scott Gilmour about his “I have a Dream” initiative.

Jeremy Wells and Freemans Bay lawyer, Bill Somerville debate Jeremey’s propsoal which has become a storm in a trendy Auckland latte cup — a new international cricket ground right in the heart of Freeman’s Bay. Continue reading »