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New Zealand Film and Television


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Introduction Chapter 1: Television in the Era of Public Monopoly (1960-88) Chapter 2: Pioneers, Mavericks and the Inception of a National Cinema (1960-88) Chapter 3: Television, Neo-liberalism and the Advent of Competition (1988-99) Chapter 4: Neo-Liberalism and the Consolidation of a National Film Industry (1988-97) Chapter 5: Television after 2000: Digital 'Plenty' in a Small Market Chapter 6: New Zealand Cinema and Internationalism (1998-2010) Conclusions Institutional and Cultural Change in Television Institutional and Cultural Change in Film Key Influences on New Zealand-Domiciled Feature Film and TV Drama

About the Author

Trisha Dunelavy is a senior lecturer in Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington. New Zealand. She has published extensively on television systems and dominant TV forms, focusing on three national paradigms and industries: New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom. Hester Joyce is a lecturer in Cinema Studies and Creative Arts and Industries at Latrobe University, Melbourne.


"Powered by expert knowledge and brilliant research, the authors of this book cast new light on filmmaking and television production in New Zealand. Tracing the two industries side-by-side over a long stretch of history produces a number of revealing comparisons and contrasts. There is much debate about the future of television and film in New Zealand, and this book is very timely in providing a thoughtful, in-depth background to the issues. As an innovative study of media institutions, political forces, and cultural trends, this will be valuable reading not only in New Zealand but in all countries that are striving in today's competitive environment to maintain healthy film and television industries."--Roger Horrocks, University of Auckland

--Roger Horrocks, University of Auckland

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