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Christie out, Coupland and Heathcote in as Eyeworks NZ bosses

Ashley Coupland and Greg Heathcote have been appointed joint managing directors of producer and distributor Eyeworks’ Kiwi division. They join as Julie Christie vacates the position of CEO of Eyeworks New Zealand.

The company said that Christie will remain connected to the company, working in an unspecified “international creative” role.

The producer makes shows including New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker, Missing Pieces, and The GC.

Coupland has worked at Kiwi broadcasters TVNZ and TV3 and was most recently at indie producer Cream.

Heathcote meanwhile is returning to Eyeworks, having previously been head of television at the company. He rejoins after a stint running the Food TV and the Living Channel in New Zealand.

Reinout Oerlemans, CEO of Eyeworks, said: ´ I want to thank Julie Christie for what she did for Eyeworks New Zealand. Back in 2006 Julie was one of the first entrepreneurs that shared our ambition to build a tight knit web of creative production companies all over the world.” He added: “I am happy Julie will stay connected to Eyeworks International as a creative developer.”