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Michael Scott-Smith

Producer, Director

Michael Scott-Smith’s four decade career as a producer/director spanned everything from Compass and Close to Home to Crime Watch. In the 1970s he helped open the doors of television to many of the decade's emerging independent filmmakers. As head of drama for TV1, he oversaw a rush of new production — before stints in information programmes, and back at the production coal face.

At a time when there was no finance available for feature filmmaking, Michael Scott-Smith sought out independent filmmakers to contribute their talents through the banner of the Survey documentary series. He provided a platform for many directors to hone their skills, which would eventually lead them to become feature film directors. Director Tony Williams

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 1 - From One Channel to One Hundred

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 4 - Winners and Losers

2010, Subject - Television

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50 Years of New Zealand Television: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale

1998, Director, Director - Television

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William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale: Obsession in August

1998, Director - Television

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The Aphrodisiac Trail

1983, Executive Producer - Television

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Royal Tour in Review

1983, Executive Producer - Television

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Speakeasy - Breaking In

1983, Executive Producer - Television

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The Deep End - The Captain's Play

1980, Producer of Teleplay - Television

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The Governor

1977, Executive Producer - Television

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The Governor - He Iwi Ko Tahi Tatou (Episode Four)

1977, Executive Producer - Television

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The Governor - The Lame Seagull (Episode Five)

1977, Executive Producer - Television

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The Governor - The Reverend Traitor (Episode One)

1977, Executive Producer - Television

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Epidemic - Hemi Te Koaka (First Episode)

1976, Producer - Television

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Epidemic

1976, Director, Producer - Television

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Close to Home - First Episode

1975, Executive Producer - Television

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Ashes

1975, Executive Producer - Television

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Close to Home

1975 - 1983, Director, Producer, Executive Producer - Television

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The Hum

1974, Executive Producer - Short Film

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Uenuku

1974, Executive Producer - Television

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The Longest Winter - Early Days

1974, Executive Producer - Television

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Tangata Whenua

1974, Executive Producer - Television

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The Longest Winter

1974, Executive Producer - Television

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Rally, Like Little Boys in a Man-sized Sport

1973, Executive Producer - Television

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Hunt's Duffer

1973, Executive Producer - Television

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Island of Spirits

1973, Executive Producer - Television

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Richard John Seddon - Premier

1973, Executive Producer - Television

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Survey - Take Three Passions

1972, Executive Producer - Television

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Survey - Deciding

1972, Executive Producer - Television

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Survey - The Unbelievable Glory of the Human Voice

1972, Executive Producer - Television

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If You're in it, You're in it to the Limit - Bikies

1972, Producer - Television

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The Prince of Nosey-Parkers

1972, Executive Producer - Television

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Survey - The Town that Lost a Miracle

1972, Executive Producer - Television

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Survey - Where Have All the Wowsers Gone?

1972, Producer - Television

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Survey - The Day We Landed on The Most Perfect Planet In the Universe

1971, Executive Producer - Television

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Survey - Getting Together

1971, Executive Producer - Television

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Survey

1970 - 1972, Interviewer, Executive Producer, Director - Television

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The Making of an All Black

1969, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

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Compass

1968, Producer - Television