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ScreenTalk Interviews – 2011

Tony Holden has produced and directed hundreds of hours of NZ television from A Week Of It, Radio with Pictures and Gliding On to Shortland Street, City Life and Dancing with the Stars. Holden’s roles over his 40 year screen career include Head of Production at South Pacific Pictures, General Manager of Commissioning and Production at TVNZ, and CEO of Comedia Pictures.

In this ScreenTalk, Holden talks about:

  • Auditioning and casting Karyn Hay for Radio with Pictures
  • Learning the art of comic timing
  • How Gliding On struck a chord with New Zealanders
  • Shooting live to tape on A Week Of It
  • The early days working with Billy T James
  • His emotions producing Billy, the tele-movie about Billy T James
  • Commissioning at TVNZ
  • The future of NZ television

This video was first uploaded on 22 August 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