Call For Proposals: NZ Historical Docudramas

Posted Tuesday 01 Nov 2011

TVNZ and NZ On Air are seeking well developed proposals for two long-form docudramas. These programmes must be distinctive, challenging and have broad appeal.
Successful applications will primarily be funded from NZ On Air's Platinum Fund.
These 90 minute docudramas are intended to be a "must watch" for a primetime audience. They are intended for screening in the Sunday evening drama slot on TV One.
Each docudrama will explore a particularly engaging story from our past and successfully bring it to life. The stories must have strong characters and a rich dramatic narrative to capture and hold viewers attention. This is an opportunity to mine the rich vein of New Zealand's history and discover and illuminate themes from our past that help define us and connect with our modern world.
These stories will be documentaries with dramatised elements. You will need to articulate how each will be treated to maximise the story's potential. When submitting ideas give a thought to the x-factor that will make for exceptional programming.

See NZ On Air for more information.