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Popstars - Series Excerpts Television – 1999 Reality TV

Popstars - Series Excerpts

Television – 1999 Reality TV

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Popstars was a key forerunner of the late 1990s reality television explosion. The series followed the creation and development of an all-girl pop band called TrueBliss (Carly Binding, Keri Harper, Joe Cotton, Megan Alatini and Erika Takacs), who went on to record several NZ chart-topping singles and a platinum-selling album. Also a hit was the series format, which sold globally and helped inspire Pop Idol/American Idol, the franchise that would dominate reality TV for years to come. These excerpts are from each episode of the series, from the second to the final.

Key Cast & Crew

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Bill Toepfer

Director

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Jonathan Dowling

Producer

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Erika Takacs

Subject

Only five months ago, or four months ago, they came together as five fresh-faced young girls and that first day they looked at me, with their big eyes looking up and they said: ‘OK Peter, turn us into pop stars!’
– Popstar impresario Peter Urlich

Produced by

Essential Films

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Essential Production Ltd.

Acknowledgements

Funding from New Zealand on Air