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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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ITV Studios Global Entertainment Launches Thunderbirds Are Go Around The Globe

TV sales and licensing agent deals signed across Europe, the Americas and Japan 8th September 2015 – ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has signed a raft of global TV sales and appointed a host of international licensing agents for Thunderbirds Are Go, ITV Studios and New Zealand’s Pukeko Pictures’ major new reinvention […]

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Starring Iain Glen and Frances O’Connor and Featuring Designs by Oscar®-winning Weta Workshop. Epic Drama to Debut in 2016 Munich – New York – September 3, 2015. Red Arrow International and SundanceTV announced today its partnership on “Cleverman,” an epic genre drama featuring a superb ensemble cast led by Scottish actor Iain […]

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Life’s looking FAB for a Hutt boy who enjoys heavy metal and horses COLLETTE DEVLIN August 8 2015 Children’s TV production company Pukeko Pictures, which is behind the computer-generated remake Thunderbirds Are Go!, appointed Clive Spink as its new chief executive this week to oversee the growth of the company. He talks about the challenges and thrills of the job, and about […]

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Thunderbirds TV show launches Wellington business Pukeko Pictures to the world

©ITV Plc  / Pukeko Pictures / Weta Workshop COLLETTE DEVLIN – 3 August 2015 The remaking of cult TV show Thunderbirds has launched Pukeko Pictures to the world. The Wellington-based animation studio has been working with ITV Studios in Britain to produce 26 half-hour episodes of a computer-generated remake of the classic 1960s puppet show, Thunderbirds Are Go!, […]

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Pukeko Pictures Announces Appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer

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Pukeko Pictures today announced the appointment of Clive Spink as Chief Executive Officer.  He will replace Andrew Smith who will be leaving in August to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Touchtech, one of Wellington’s leading mobile, web, and cloud software developers. Clive has been with Pukeko […]

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