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July 15, 2019 / RBA Journal

Kiwi comedy on the rise

Premiering on 16 July – one of the new wave of local comedies launched out of Three’s 2018 Comedy Pilot Week. The show revolves around friendly single mum Jess (Morgana O’Reilly), highly strung mother Heather (Anna Jullienne) and experienced mother-of-five Hine (RBA’s Aroha Rawson) as they deal with being school parents. Here’s a great piece from Stuff

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Delighting in Dumbledore

George Henare is in his element. Music theatre is a great passion and it doesn’t get much bigger than this. Since January Harry Potter and The Cursed Child has been taking Melbourne by storm, with George playing Dumbledore in a massive two-part production. He recently talked with the NZ Herald about the experience. And in […]

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June 18, 2019 / RBA Journal

Cliff kicks off live-action shoot

Vitalthrills website reports that Producer Jon Landau has revealed on his Facebook page that the Avatar live-action filming is officially underway in Wellington, New Zealand. Cliff Curtis, who plays Tonowari in the Avatar sequels, brought 42 members of his family from the Ngati Rongomai tribe to conduct a traditional Māori Karakia (“blessing”) to kick off the Avatar live-action filming. “Was blown away,” Landau […]

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June 16, 2019 / RBA Journal

Amazing immersion in Wellington

Second Unit’s freaky night out What Will You Do In Shadows? got off to a roaring start and the season, which runs until 30th June, looks like a sellout. Reprising her film role as Paulina (The Beast) is RBA’s Elena Stejko, aided and abetted by Ian Harcourt as a spectacular zombie, with Batanai Mashingaidze, one […]

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May 24, 2019 / RBA Journal

Screen industry stats 2018

The recently released annual Statistics New Zealand screen industry survey shows that screen revenue eased since the record high level it saw in the 2016-17 financial year. Total screen industry revenue in the 2017-18 period was $3.3 billion. “This year to year change is typical of the cyclical nature of the screen industry. Looking at […]

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May 22, 2019 / RBA Journal

10 series get development funds

Development Funding Announced for Ten Drama Series from New Zealand New Zealand funding agencies, NZ On Air and the New Zealand Film Commission have partnered on the development of ten series ideas with international and domestic appeal. The initiative, Raupapa Whakaari Drama to the World, will support each writer/producer team to develop distinctive, high-end scripted […]

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May 21, 2019 / RBA Journal

Fair cop

Congratulations to Ogilvy on their 2019 Gold Beacon Awards win for the NZ Police Recruitment campaign – and RBA’s Selu Iloahefaiva for one of the great moments!

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May 17, 2019 / RBA Journal

Tem and Lawrence saving the world

Production is well under way for the follow-up to Occupation. This time Temuera Morrison is joined by fellow RBA artist Lawrence Makoare. The story is set two years into an intergalactic invasion of Earth, while survivors fight back in a desperate ground war. As casualties mount by the day, the resistance and their unexpected allies […]

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