What does the future hold for auteur filmmakers?

Posted Tuesday 23 Jul 2019

Oscar-winning director Andrea Arnold's loss of creative control over the acclaimed TV series Big Little Lies has created an industry uproar. The Guardian's Danny Leigh unpicks what happened.

 

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Homegrown drama and comedy on a winning streak

Posted Tuesday 23 Jul 2019

Wifters reigned supreme for the latest NZ On Air funding round! Three intriguing new Rautaki M?ori dramas won funding, alongside two returning favourites and a powerful true story. We're looking forward to seeing the work of Great Southern Television, South Pacific Pictures, Screentime NZ, Greenstone TV, TVNZ and MediaWorks. Check out the funding details below.

One Lane Bridge
, Great Southern Television for TVNZ 1, up to $5,470,000

Head High
, South Pacific Pictures for Three, up to $3,883,000

Toke
, Screentime NZ for Three, up to $2,195,000

The Tender Trap
, Greenstone TV for TVNZ 1, up to $2,265,588

Standup Aotearoa
, TVNZ for TVNZ 2 , up to $74,802

Westside 6
, South Pacific Pictures for Three, up to $6,495,000

7 Days 2020
, MediaWorks for Three, up to $1,220,000