Hope and Wire

hope-wire-muslimLast night’s finale of TV3’s Christchurch earthquake drama Hope and Wire began with the depiction of a Muslim man entering his ruined home hunting for an urn. Upon finding it, he expressed deep relief before exiting with it. However,

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tame-the-gc-mwns2014Last night, Mediaworks announced what we can only assume is part of their line up for 2014 due to their ongoing negotiations with their output deal with Fox.  CEO Paul Maher told everyone that the deal was inches away but clearly it would be wrong to either announce or screen anything new while the agreement is still being put together.  There are rumors circulating that TV3 have lost Homeland, among others, but while the commercially sensitive negotiations are still underway, nothing is being confirmed or denied.

On arriving at Shed 10, it was fairly clear that The GC was returning.  Tame Noema was one of the waiters handing out drinks to everyone.

Guy Williams must be TV3’s go to guy for warming up every audience as it was he who herded everyone to their seats and got them ready for the presentation of the 2014 new season.

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NZ On Air is pleased to announce support for Hope and Wire, which will screen on TV3.

The Platinum Funded six-part drama series is set in Christchurch in the aftermath of the devastating earthquakes.

“This is an incredibly important project” says NZ On Air Chief Executive Jane Wrightson. “It is set around the most significant event in New Zealand’s recent history and we are pleased to commit this investment to telling a version of Christchurch’s story.” Continue reading »