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Tom Parkinson

Producer

Veteran producer Tom Parkinson has worked with some of New Zealand television's most popular comedians, including David McPhail, Jon Gadsby, and the late Billy T James (who he discovered in an Avondale Rugby League club). He also directed adventure series Hunter's Gold — whose international success helped launch a run of Kiwi-made children's dramas — and produced many international co-productions.

A producer’s only job function is to take dreams and make them a reality by financing, marketing and selling. Simply dreaming unfortunately is an occupational hazard for producers, and invariably leads to insanity — or worse, becoming a member of an artistic establishment. Tom Parkinson

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Interview

Tom Parkinson: Producing the legends, from Hudson and Halls to Billy T…

Interview, 2016

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Billy T: Te Movie

2011, Producer - Film

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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: 5 - Telling Stories

2010, Subject - Television

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Beyond a Joke!

1995, Subject - Television

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Billy T James - A Celebration

1995, Executive Producer - Television

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Letter to Blanchy

1994 - 1997, Director, Executive Producer - Television

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Letter to Blanchy - A Dinner Down Under

1994, Executive Producer - Television

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Letter to Blanchy - Unofficial Channels

1994, Executive Producer - Television

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Pete and Pio

1994 - 1995, Executive Producer - Television

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Letter to Blanchy - A Serious Undertaking

1994, Executive Producer - Television

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Pete and Pio - Series One compilation

1994, Executive Producer - Television

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Standing in the Sunshine - Work

1993, Executive Producer - Television

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Alex

1993, Producer - Film

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Homeward Bound - First Episode

1992, Producer - Television

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The Best of The Billy T James Collection

1992, Writer, Producer, Director - Television

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Homeward Bound

1992, Producer - Television

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More Issues

1991 - 1992, Director, Executive Producer - Television

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More Issues - A Compilation

1991, Director, Executive Producer - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty

1990 - 1991, Executive Producer - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Deceptive Appearances

1990, Executive Producer - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - Ride a Black Horse

1990, Executive Producer - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Birdman

1990, Executive Producer - Television

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Billy T Live

1990, Executive Producer - Television

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The Billy T James Show (sitcom) - excerpts

1990, Executive Producer, Creator - Television

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The New Adventures of Black Beauty - The Old World

1990, Executive Producer - Television

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3 National News - First Episode

1989, Subject - Television

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I'll Say Goodbye (Even Though I'm Blue)

1983, Director - Music video

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That's Country - 20 March 1982

1982, Executive Producer - Television

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Royal Variety Performance Show 1981

1981, Producer - Television

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How Great Thou Art (Whakaaria Mai)

1981, Producer - Music video

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Danny Down Under

1980, Executive Producer - Television

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Radio Times - Series One, Episode Two

1980, Producer - Television

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Radio Times

1980 - 1983, Producer - Television

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Gather Your Dreams - Episode Three

1978, Director - Television

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Gather Your Dreams

1978, Director - Television

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Sleeping Dogs

1977, Assistant Director - Film

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Hudson and Halls

1980-1984, Executive Producer - Television

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Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Director - Television