M?ori Television RFPs due

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

Here's another fast-approaching deadline for you! The date for pitches to be in to M?ori Television for the Te M?ngai P?ho Receptive Funding Round 2, is 1pm on Wednesday 21 October, 2020. See below for details:

Kaupapa Rangatahi - Entertain and Energise Youth

M?ori Television is looking for content relevant to youth that reflects their lives and interests in Aotearoa today. Innovative approaches to format and style are essential, while stories that share a sense of energy, fun and enjoyment for rangatahi are preferred.

Specifics: Up to 8 x 26min episodes. The content must have a multi-platform (online and linear) application and demonstrate strong understanding of its target audience.

Genre: Reality Series, Quality Factual Series. Reo Category: 30-70%


Kaupapa Wh?nau - Inspire and Empower Audiences

Whakaata M?ori seeks to engage wh?nau to feel inspired and empowered to connect with te ao M?ori. Maori Television is looking for programmes that are inspirational and compelling to wh?nau audiences with content that is original, refreshing and can be enjoyed by a wide audience.

Specifics: Up to 10 x 26min episodes. The content must have a multi-platform (online and linear) application and reflect the target audience and their world.

Genre: Quality Factual Series. Reo Category: 30-70%

All two-page pitches must be delivered via email to: proposals@maoritelevision.com by the deadline.

Pitches must include the two-page pitch cover sheet which is available here.

Ensure you have a name and contact email address on both pages of your proposal. All proposals must be a pdf attachment, no embedded links.


Next Up...

New role for Pooley with Eight

Posted Tuesday 13 Oct 2020

Leanne Pooley Eight

Australasian production company Eight has appointed multi-award-winning filmmaker Leanne Pooley to helm The Story Department.

As The Story Department's Head of Development and Production, Leanne will work alongside Managing Director Katie Millington and Executive Producer Lib Kelly to develop documentaries for the local and international market place.

"There are a lot of people out there plugging away on their own, looking for a producer," Leanne says. "I'm hoping we'll be able to help some of them get their projects in front of the audiences they deserve."

We wish you all the best in your new role Leanne!