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Deb Cope


Producer Deb Cope has worked in New Zealand television for over two decades. After cutting her teeth at the BBC, then as a production manager back home in Auckland, Cope moved into line producing in the 2010s including on miniseries Hillary, and TV movies The Kick and Why Does Love?. She has produced on well-known series Jonah, Under the Vines, and Mystic. In 2015 Cope launched her company Fearless Productions with producer Carmen J Leonard. Their first project, award-winning TV movie Runaway Millionaires, told the true story of a Rotorua couple who fled Aotearoa after mistakenly being transferred $10 million. 

It was such a big news story at the time that I couldn't quite believe it hadn't been told before. Once we got into the scripting process we uncovered so much more than we thought we knew... Deb Cope on TV movie Runaway Millionaires, The NZ Herald, 24 August 2019