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Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder (Cjz) has acquired Greenstone TV, one of New Zealand.s most prolific production companies, specialising in factual content.
John Harris, who founded Greenstone 19 years ago, is stepping down as MD but will remain as an adviser. The Greenstone management team of general manager Bryan Hall, head of production Andrea Lamb and financial controller Glenda Paterson will remain in place. No price was disclosed.
Day-to-day oversight of the Auckland-based business will be shared by Cjz MD Nick Murray and Matt Campbell, who started as CEO of Cjz on November 4.. Cjz creative director Michael Cordell will be involved in developing new shows at Greenstone.
Greenstone is currently producing returning series of Highway Patrol, Renters, Motorway Patrol, Neighbours at War, Border Patrol, Dog Squad, Highway Cops and the new observational documentary series Coastwatch Australia and Showtime. Its customers are Tvone, TV2, TV3 and Prime in New Zealand and the Seven Network. »
- Don Groves
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After five seasons (a decent run in an age when Us dramas are axed after a handful of episodes), the teen drama reboot draws to a close this Monday (9pm, E4) with an episode boasting tears, revelations and Prince Michael Jackson. For those not willing to wait, there's an exclusive preview on 4oD.
Radio 4 On Music
For the past month, Radio 4 has been re-releasing its archive of music documentaries. Downloadable as podcasts and available online indefinitely are half-hour docs including Guardian man John Harris on Syd Barrett; Siouxsie Sioux and Poly Styrene on women in punk; and Germaine Greer on Frank Zappa.
A decent stopgap while the inevitable fourth instalment of Pixar's hugely popular franchise remains at IMDb rumour stage, this Halloween mini-feature finds the CGI playthings being »
- Gwilym Mumford
When New York Times veteran Rick Berke leaves the paper for his new role as Politico’s executive editor, he’ll join a publication that is on the move, editor-in-chief and co-founder John Harris told TheWrap. “We’re a restless publication, we’re always looking for new ways to have impact, and Rick’s going to be a part of that conversation,” Harris said. Berke will replace Jim VendeHei, who moved up to CEO following founding CEO Fred Ryan’s departure. Harris said Berke was impressed with how Politico “really set the agenda in many instances” in its coverage of »
- Sara Morrison
Politico hired Rick Berke away from the New York Times to serve as its executive editor, the site announced on Thursday. Berke, a nearly 30-year Nyt vet who most recently served its senior editor and director of video content development, will replace Jim VandeHei, who was recently promoted to CEO of the site. Politico editor-in-chief and co-founder John Harris wrote in a memo to staff that in looking for a new executive editor, he and senior management wanted a “Rick Berke-type.” Also read: Politico CEO Jim VandeHei Talks Capital New York Relaunch, Jeff Bezos’ WaPo Purchase “Robert Allbritton directed us to go find. »
- Sara Morrison
Jim VandeHei will bring his 15 years of covering Beltway wheeling and dealing to helping Politico and its new Big Apple bauble Capital New York in its quest to become the dominant force in political journalism. VandeHei on Monday was elevated to president and chief executive officer of the site he co-founded in 2007 and Capital, a recent acquisition by publisher Robert Allbritton. VandeHei, formerly executive editor of Politico, told TheWrap that he will be focused on the business and not the editorial end of the digital publications in his new role. John Harris, who left the Washington Post with »
- Brent Lang
A week before the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards rock the entertainment industry, nearly 80 awards were scheduled to be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sunday (Sept. 15) at the Nokia Theatre. Fxx will air an edited version of the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony on Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Et.
Here is the full list of winners:
Washington — This year’s White House Correspondents Assn. dinner was covered live on C Span, CNN and other networks, but the event itself showed how much it is still playing to the crowd.
That is, the Beltway politicos, media insiders and Hollywood types sitting in the ballroom of the Washington Hilton.
There were elaborate spoofs of the latest pop-culture hits, high expectations for the comic headliner and an ample dose of insider jokes — much of it unlikely to connect with those outside of the pop and political circles.
Obama on his fiasco of a basketball game: “Two hits, 20 misses. The executives at NBC are like, ‘What’s your secret?’ “
Entering to rap music, Obama said, “How do you like my new entrance music? Rush Limbaugh warned you about this. Second term, baby.”
Then he riffed on Republicans liking the idea of the sequester, then disliking it: “It’s like they »
- Ted Johnson
New Star Trek 2,Into Darkness filming details & more revealed by Director Jj Abrams. Recently,Collider got to chat it up with "Star Trek 2: Into Darkness" Movie director J.J. Abrams,and he dropped new information about the flick. It turns out that its going to be a much bigger movie than the first one,and more. In this new interview session, he revealed that it was very touching to show Star Trek 2 to dying fan as a request,stating, " it was an honor to be asked. I’d rather not talk about it because it feels insensitive, but for that to have been a request was unbelievably touching." Next, he talked about how he felt of the new 9 minute prologue clip that was shown in theaters,stating,"I got some anecdotal response about it. It wasn’t like there was a target that I was aiming at and »
8 items from 2013
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