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Cleverman global event on ABC TV & SundanceTV

Thursday, April 14, 2016 — Sydney and New York – ABC TV and SundanceTV together announced that the drama series Cleverman will launch in the United States on SundanceTV on Wednesday, June 1 at 10/9c and in Australia on ABC and ABC iview on Thursday, June 2 at 9.30pm. Aboriginal Mythology […]

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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Takes Off For Third Series

Hit Children’s Series Also Acquired By DHX Media In Canada ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures have been commissioned by CITV to make a third series (26 x 30’) of Thunderbirds Are Go, the smash hit reinvention of the iconic children’s television show, to air next year. Canada Bound […]

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Cleverman thrills in Berlin

Aboriginal mythology and science fiction collide in high-stakes ‘near fi’ drama, Cleverman, a genre-bending new TV series produced by Goalpost Pictures Australia and Pukeko Pictures for Australia’s ABC TV in co-production with Sundance TV and Red Arrow International. Wellington’s Weta Workshop contributed creature design, specialty hair work and makeup effects […]

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Lisa Chatfield new Head of Scripted Development

February 22, 2016 …Wellington, New Zealand… Pukeko Pictures today announced the appointment of Lisa Chatfield as Head of Scripted Development strengthening its content creation team. April start Starting in April this year Lisa will work closely with Pukeko Pictures’ Chief Creative Officer Martin Baynton and Head of Production Angela Littlejohn […]

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Thunderbirds Are Go to launch as an Amazon Original series

Deal With ITV Studios Global Entertainment Will See Major New Children’s Series Debut On Amazon Prime Video in the US, UK, Germany and Austria  10th February 2016 – Thunderbirds Are Go, ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures’ major new reinvention of the iconic children’s series, will launch in the US. It […]

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Berlinale Special Series Include Cleverman

BERLIN: Series from Denmark, the U.K., Israel, Australia, New Zealand and the U.S. round off the Berlinale Special program at the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The selected series include season two of Better Call Saul (AMC & Netflix, U.S.), making its international premiere; Cleverman (ABC, Australia; SundanceTV, U.S.), set for […]

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Pukeko Pictures Signs Deal with Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company to Produce ‘Kiddets’


Series to be Sister Show to The WotWots Wellington, New Zealand, 25 November 2015 New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures has signed a development deal with Chinese entertainment group, Guangdong Huawen Century Animation Company, to produce ‘Kiddets’, a sister series to Pukeko Pictures’ hit pre-school animated series, The WotWots.           […]

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Thunderbirds Are Go writer to share experiences at AnimfxNZ15


            Some parents may not equate watching TV with building a career, but for writer Rob Hoegee it led to a dream job. Hoegee, who has written for several animated television series including Teen Titans, will share his experiences as head writer for the Thunderbirds Are […]

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“Thunderbirds Are Go” at Armageddon Auckland


Local fans of ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ will get the opportunity to meet Richard Taylor, David Scott – Series Director, Ben Milsom – Production Designer and Theo Baynton – Art Director at this year’s Armageddon Auckland. The creative talents behind the international series will be hosting a panel on the main […]

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MIPJunior Spotlight: ITV Studios Global Entertainment

Thunderbirds - Ring of Fire episode stills - Pukeko ITV  (6) Published: October 3, 2015               CANNES: Thunderbirds Are Go, on offer from ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), has been sold to more than 35 leading broadcasters around the world since its launch last MIPCOM. The show is a reimagined version of the iconicThunderbirds series […]

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