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July 15, 2020 / RBA Journal

Audience Choice Award for MIKA

UPDATE The winner of the Ngā Whanaunga CineMāori Audience Award is Gurl. Director Mika X receives the $1,000 cash award sponsored by CineMāori, the new online platform for Māori cinema. The Audience Choice awards were decided by the combined votes from audiences at the in-cinema screenings at ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland, The Roxy Cinema in Wellington, and […]

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May 28, 2020 / RBA Journal

Aussie battlers

Theatre companies everywhere are finding creative ways to stay alive and accessible to their audiences. In just one shining example of a Covid fight-back, Sydney Theatre Company have gone virtual in big way: We’re thrilled to bring you Sydney Theatre Company Virtual — our brand new online video series. Gathering our community of Australian theatre artists, […]

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May 17, 2020 / RBA Journal

TVNZ’s world premiere

RBA’s Joel Tobeck appears on our screens in a very different guise tonight, with the premiere of The Luminaries, a large scale international production in which TVNZ has partnered with the BBC. Originally slated for BBC2, the series has been rescheduled to BBC1 and will launch there soon. The Kiwi actors in the cast talked […]

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May 10, 2020 / RBA Journal

Production re-starts on the horizon?

Following the careful first steps on Shortland Street under Level 3, the announcement by the Film Commission of New Zealand’s Screen Sector Health and Safety Protocols now paves the way for production to scale up as we move through the Covid-19 Levels – especially on the two biggest projects, James Cameron’s Avatar 2 and Amazon’s […]

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April 28, 2020 / RBA Journal

Poignant milestone

Travel and tourism are suffering massively from the impact of Covid-19. For Air New Zealand there is irony and poignancy in the fact that this year marks its 80th anniversary.The long, strong connection between New Zealanders and their airline is captured in the special ‘thank you’ video released by Air New Zealand to mark the occasion. […]

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April 20, 2020 / RBA Journal

One Lane Bridge

Great to see the local pipeline is still active! Debuting tonight on TV1 and TVNZ OnDemand, the six-part series stars Dominic Ona-Ariki and RBA’s Joel Tobeck. Set in rural Queenstown, One Lane Bridge combines the suspense of international blockbusters like Broadchurch and Bancroft, with a Kiwi connection and small-town familiarity. At the heart of a small Southern town is a one […]

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April 19, 2020 / RBA Journal

Stay united, Aotearoa

An empty theatre is one of the images in this emotive Government message about getting through the Covid-19 crisis. Voiced by RBA’s Cliff Curtis, it reminds us all that the things and places that matter to our culture are not going away, just waiting to be revisited, reactivated and enjoyed once more. Given the hammering that […]

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March 25, 2020 / RBA Journal

Coping with Covid

RBA Management update Like everyone, we are hunkering down and coming to terms with the ever-growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Something with this scale and speed, affecting our whole population, is hard to comprehend. And of course our hearts go out to our community across theatre, film and television and the entertainment industry at […]

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February 16, 2020 / RBA Journal

Special treat

Doing it her inimitable way at the Q Theatre is Deb Filler our one-of-a-kind Kiwi Jewish actor, comic, musician and writer – home for the first time in years with this charming, poignant, multi-media, world-wide hit performed in London, Toronto, NY, Vancouver, DC, Sydney, Jerusalem, LA etc. (No Yiddish required!) This brilliant storyteller delights audiences […]

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January 20, 2020 / RBA Journal

Welcome to The Dead Lands

Premiering 24 January on TVNZ On Demand, The Dead Lands is a Māori world in a time before time – the time of stories. Murdered Māori warrior Waka Nuku Rau has been sent back to the world of the living to redeem his sins. But the world Waka returns to is ravaged by the supernatural, as […]

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