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SundanceTV, ABC board sci-fi drama

SundanceTV in the US and Australia’s ABC are attached to a new big-budget drama epic set in the near future. The channels are working with Germany’s Red Arrow International, Australia’s Goalpost Pictures and New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures on the 6x60mins series, Cleverman, which debuts internationally at MIPCOM. The series is set in a near-future in […]

China: taking care of business

Pukeko Pictures’ CEO Andrew Smith questions how well international executives understand the Chinese film and TV market, and outlines some basic facts on coproducing in the world’s largest television market. When asked to write this article on China, it got me thinking – how much do people really know about the Chinese film and TV […]

International Studios: Drama Studies

For a week in May the attention of the TV world is focused on Hollywood studios as they present their new shows to international buyers at the LA Screenings. While the acquisitions folk are spending time – and money – with the Majors, an increasing amount of high-end drama is coming out of the LA […]

Thunderbirds reboot gets green light

A new version of the classic puppet show Thunderbirds has been announced. ITV Studios and prodcuera Pukeko and Weta Workshop will make the new Thunderbirds, 50 years after it first launched on TV. The reboot , Thunderbirds are Go!, will air on ITV and its kids channel CiTV in 2015. The puppetry of the original […]