ScreenTalk Interview with Tony Holden

Posted Monday 05 Sep 2011

Tony Holden has produced and directed several New Zealand television shows including A Week Of It, Radio with Pictures and Gliding On to Shortland Street, City Life and Dancing with the Stars. His roles during his 40 year screen career include Head of Production at South Pacific Pictures, General Manager of Commissioning and Production at TVNZ, and CEO of Comedia Pictures.

In this interview, Holden talks about:

  • Auditioning and casting Karyn Hay for Radio with Pictures
  • Learning the art of comic timing
  • How Gliding On struck a chord with New Zealanders
  • Shooting live to tape on A Week Of It
  • The early days working with Billy T James