NZTV Awards names its TV Legend for 2020

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2020

Andrew Shaw

Top television executive Andrew Shaw has been announced as this year's recipient of the prestigious New Zealand Television Awards TV Legend honour for 2020.

Presented to a television professional, programme or organisation who has made a significant contribution to the television industry in New Zealand over the span of their career, the TV Legend Award is a special honour given at the discretion of the New Zealand Television Awards Committee.

Andrew began his television career in 1975 at the age of 18, as a children's television host on TV2 Presents Andy, which later became Hey Hey It's Andy.

Shaw will be presented with the highly coveted award at the New Zealand Television Awards on Wednesday 18 November at the red carpet gala event held at Auckland's Shed 10.

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WIFT members make Series Bootcamp!

Posted Tuesday 10 Nov 2020

Congratulations to members who were selected for Script To Screen's Series Bootcamp 2020! We hope they'll enjoy this programme created to nurture emerging and mid-career writers and producers as they develop their series concepts. The deserving recipients are:

Karen Mackenzie, producer for Please Don't Break Anything.

Becs Arahanga and Matasila Freshwater, writers for Fox.

Jane Robertson and Desray Armstrong, producers for Fox.

Julie Zhu, writer/producer for Mother Tongues.

Shoshana McCallum and Mikey McCallum, writers for Know Tomorrow.

Click here to read more about the recipients