Press release from NHNZ

NHNZ’s production slate is ramping up with 30 hours of programming moving into business affairs over the last month.

Managing Director Michael Stedman says the slate reflects the extra grunt the company has put into its development unit over the last six months.

Teaming up Dunedin-based Craig Meade, recently promoted to Senior Vice President of NHNZ’s development group, and Neil Harraway EVP Development and Marketing with development guru Phil Fairclough and marketing executive Shera Jenne out of Washington DC, has seen the company’s production slate increase by 50% in a year, with more than 90 hours moving into production in 2011.

NHNZ’s new business includes a commissioned 10 part series and a series pilot for National Geographic Channels, and 14 hours in negotiation with two new USA broadcasters.

The new business complements NHNZ’s long-running, high rating series with A&E Bio Channel – 'I Survived' and 'I Survived Beyond and Back', and the various one off specials and short run series in the mix for National Geographic Channels and TVNZ.

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