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Joanna Paul: Portrait of an over-achiever...

Interview – 2011

Joanna Paul's screen career has seen her both in front of and behind the camera, and undertaking some of the most challenging Māori screen projects in New Zealand, including Aroha, the country's first TV series in te reo, and the launch of Māori Television.

In this ScreenTalk, Paul talks about:

  • The challenges she faced starting out in broadcasting
  • Her thoughts on some of the many TV projects she has been involved in, including acting on Loose Enz drama The Protestors
  • Details of her early film career in Wellington
  • Insights into the early days of news and current affairs at TV3
  • Her experiences fronting the first Nightline on TV3 and why the format was successful
  • Thoughts on news and current affairs television today
  • Insights into the establishment of Māori Television
  • The state of Māori broadcasting today
This video was first uploaded on 19 July 2011, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – James Coleman