Rachel Antony becomes CEO of Greenstone TV

Posted Tuesday 07 Mar 2017

Rachel Antony

We're celebrating the well-deserved promotion of WIFT member Rachel Antony (pictured) - last week she was appointed CEO of Greenstone TV!

Rachel Antony was previously working as Director of Production and Development at the company. Greenstone, part of the Australian-owned CJZ Group, produces some of New Zealand's top-rating titles, including Border Patrol, Motorway Patrol, Dog Squad, Highway Cops, and Neighbours At War.

In a press release from the company, CJZ Group CEO Matt Campbell said, "We are extremely pleased Rachel has accepted the CEO role, replacing Richard Driver who has been in the top job for the past two-and-a-half years. Rachel has done an outstanding job since joining GS TV three years ago and is very well equipped to take on this new challenge. Rachel is an impressive operator and her strong track record across both TV and digital, position her perfectly as CEO."

Rachel said, "As well as being behind much of Kiwis' favourite viewing for the past two decades, Greenstone's been a really big part of my career; I first worked at Greenstone, as a researcher, in 1999 - so to now step into the role of CEO is a huge privilege. I'm grateful to Richard, Matt, Michael and Nick for the trust they're placing in me and so grateful for the amazing team I get to work with every day. It's a disruptive time for the media industry, but given there's rarely a day in production that doesn't involve some creative problem solving, we're feeling confident we can meet the challenges."

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Help WIFTers crowdfund for Loading Docs

Posted Tuesday 07 Mar 2017

It's that time of year again! Let's get behind WIFT members Kathleen Winter, Jaimee Poipoi and Kim Harrop to help them crowdfund for their Loading Docs projects (this year the theme is Diversity).

Their projects are among the 10 new short documentaries selected for the programme, which helps fund, create and distribute the films. Each team is required to crowdfund $2000 towards their production budget in order to receive an additional $4000 from the Loading Docs initiative and a post-production package. March is their fundraising month, so dig out your credit card and help them reach their goals!

He Awa Mutunga Kore - A Takat?pui Journey
Two worlds collide at Wellington's biggest ever LGBTIQ pride celebration where a takat?pui (queer M?ori) activist seeks self-acceptance.
Dir: Kathleen Winter
Prod: Jaimee Poipoi

The Coffin Club
The Coffin Club is a musical documentary about the celebration of life and death, and the ability to laugh at the prospect of mortality.
Prod: Kim Harrop

Find out more about Loading Docs.