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Tony Holden

Producer, Director

Tony Holden's producing and directing career spans generations of classic Kiwi comedy, from A Week of It, Gliding On, The Billy T James Show, to Spin Doctors. CEO of production company Comedia Pictures since 1985, Holden has also spent four years as TVNZ's manager of commissioning and production.  

No one believes me when I tell them we made over 40 half hours of comedy a year in the 80s, and screened them at 8pm on a Monday night; no wonder we got better at making comedy in those days! Tony Holden

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Interview

Tony Holden: TV comedy veteran...

Interview, 2011

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My Party Song - First Episode

2017, Network Executive - Television

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Only in Aotearoa - First Episode

2017, Network Commissioner - Television

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The Ring Inz - First Episode

2017, Network Commissioner - Television

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Billy

2011, Producer - Television

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The Killian Curse - First Episode

2006, Network Executive - Television

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Facelift - Series Three, Episode One

2005, Network Executive - Television

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Facelift - Series Two, Episode One

2005, Network Executive - Television

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A Taste of Christmas

2003, Network Executive - Television

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Spin Doctors - Election Special

2002, Director, Producer, Contributing writer - Television

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Mataku

2001 - 2005, Executive Producer - Television

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Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

2001, Executive Producer - Television

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Spin Doctors

2001 - 2003, Director, Producer, Writer - Television

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Lawless: Beyond Justice

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Lawless: Dead Evidence

2000, Executive Producer - Television

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Jackson's Wharf

1999 - 2000, Executive Producer, Producer - Television

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Jackson's Wharf - First Episode

1999, Producer, Executive Producer - Television

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Kiwiana - Kiwi As

1997, Subject - Television

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City Life

1996 - 1998, Producer, Director - Television

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City Life - First Episode

1996, Producer, Director - Television

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Shortland Street - Kirsty and Lionel's wedding

1994, Producer - Television

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Shortland Street

1994 - 1995, Director, Producer - Television

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Marlin Bay

1992 - 1994, Director - Television

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The Best of The Billy T James Collection

1992, Director, Producer - Television

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Funny Business - Excerpts

1988 - 1991, Producer, Director - Television

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Funny Business

1988 - 1991, Director, Producer - Television

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Gloss

1987 - 1990, Director - Television

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The Listener Gofta Awards 1987

1987, Producer - Television

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Billy T James America's Cup Challenge

1986, Producer, Director - Television

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Tonight With Cathy Saunders

1985 - 1986, Director - Television

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Tonight with Cathy Saunders - Series One, Episode 12

1985, Director, Producer - Television

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Gliding On - Mastermind (Series Four, Episode Five)

1984, Director, Producer - Television

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Rabbiter's Rest - A Fair Cop

1983, Producer, Director - Television

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Rabbiter's Rest

1983 - 1985, Director, Producer - Television

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Gliding On

1981 - 1985, Director, Producer - Television

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Gliding On - No Smoke Without Fire (First Episode)

1981, Producer, Director - Television

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Radio with Pictures - My Kind of Town

1981, Production Team - Television

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Bliss

1980, Director - Music video

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Culture?

1980, Director - Music video

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Rust in My Car

1979, Director - Music video

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A Week of It - Series Two, Episode 15

1978, Director - Television

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A Week of It - First Episode

1977, Director - Television

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A Week of It - Series One, Episode Three

1977, Director - Television

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Hunter's Gold - First Episode

1976, Floor Manager - Television

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Radio with Pictures

1976 - 1988, Producer - Television

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Ready to Roll

1975 - 2001, Producer - Television