2 items from 2015
Transmission Films has formed a new venture to manage its film distribution activities in New Zealand..
Transmission Films New Zealand (Tmfnz) will be headed by Michael Eldred in the role of general manager.
He will oversee all of Transmission.s interests in New Zealand..
Eldred will work in close association with Sony Pictures New Zealand, the current home media sub-distributor for Transmission films..
Under a new arrangement, Sony will also handle the booking of Transmission.s theatrical releases under direction from, and in co-ordination with, Tmfnz..
The move consolidates Transmission.s activities in the New Zealand market, where they have been releasing films with various local partners since 2008..
Over the intervening period the company has invested in and brought over 75 films to New Zealand audiences, including such successful local films as Boy, The Dark Horse, The Dead Lands, The Orator and Slow West..
Tmfnz under Eldred signals Transmission.s major »
- Inside Film Correspondent
Roger Donaldson is attached to direct two projects, a feature doc and a feature, inspired by the lives of two famous Kiwis.
McLaren will profile Bruce McLaren, the Formula One champion who won the Us Grand Prix when he was 23, the youngest ever to do so.
The Guinea Pig Club will chronicle the story of renegade plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe, who revolutionised the treatment of burns victims during WW2.
The New Zealand Film Commission has offered conditional investment to both projects. Donaldson has already shot some footage for McLaren, using Nzfc development funds.
Due to shoot on March 24, the drama is scripted by John Collee, based on Whale Rider author Witi Ihimaera's novel Bulibasha. The protagonist is the youngest son of a huge extended Maori family of shearers, »
- Don Groves
2 items from 2015
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