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Carmen J Leonard

Producer (Te Arawa, Rangitāne)

Television runs in veteran producer Carmen J Leonard’s blood — her father was legendary Māori producer Ernie Leonard. Following in her dad's footsteps, Leonard has worked across many areas of the industry: from floor managing and first assistant directing, to producing drama and documentaries, including Outrageous Fortune, international hit The CasketeersErebus: Operation Overdue and 2019's Runaway Millionaires.
Image Credit: Photo by Getty Images © 2018 NZ TV Awards

His dream was to have the Māori language and Māori programmes in mainstream prime time and he never achieved that. But we [sister Susan] have, with The Casketeers. Carmen J Leonard on achieving a goal set by her late director father, Ernie Leonard, The NZ Herald, 16 February 2019

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By the Balls

2019, Executive Producer - Television

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Kiwi

2018, Producer - Television

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The Hui: Ngā Mōrehu - Survivors of State Abuse

2017, Executive Producer - Television

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The Dance Exponents - Why Does Love? (excerpt)

2017, Producer - Television

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NZ Wars - The Stories of Ruapekapeka

2017, Executive Producer - Web

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Hillary

2016, Producer - Television

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The Hui

2016 - 2018, Executive Producer - Television

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Hillary - First Episode (excerpt)

2016, Producer - Television

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The Kick

2014, Producer - Television

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Erebus - Operation Overdue

2014, Producer - Television

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Shearing Gang

2012 - 2016, Executive Producer - Television

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What Really Happened - Votes for Women

2012, Producer - Television

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The Almighty Johnsons

2011, Line Producer - Television

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What Really Happened - Waitangi

2011, Line Producer - Television

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Spies and Lies

2010, Line Producer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune - First Episode

2005, Line Producer - Television

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Outrageous Fortune

2006 - 2010, Co-Producer - Television

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P.E.T. Detectives

2003 - 2005, Line Producer - Television

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Being Eve

2002, First Assistant Director - Television

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Mercy Peak

2001 - 2003, First Assistant Director - Television

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Street Legal

2000, First Assistant Director - Television

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Lawless

1999, First Assistant Director - Television

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The Tribe

1999, First Assistant Director - Television

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Riding High - First Episode

1995, First Assistant Director - Television

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Shortland Street

1992 - 1995,1997, First Assistant Director, Line Producer - Television

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Gloss

1987 - 1990, Third Assistant Director - Television