Profile image for Carmen J Leonard

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