New Zealand Film and Television (Book)

Institution, Industry and Cultural Change


Notwithstanding the challenges of a limited population size and the struggle to fund such costly forms of screen production as high-end film and television, both of these New Zealand screen industries have been the site of significant expectation, achievement and cultural influence. Whilst there is a growing body of academic work on New Zealand film and television, relatively little exists on industries, institutions and policy, which this book will address. Written by renowned experts in the field, Trisha Dunelavy and Hester Joyce, this book will provide an authoritative text on the emergence and significance of New Zealand film and television as major cultural and creative industries.

Trisha Dunleavy is a senior lecturer in media studies at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand and the author of Television Drama: Form, Agency, Innovation and Ourselves in Primetime: A History of New Zealand Television Drama.

Hester Joyce is a lecturer in cinema studies and the creative arts at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia.

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) 
Institutional and Cultural Change in Television 
Institutional and Cultural Change in Film 
Key Influences on New Zealand-Domiciled Feature Film and TV Drama 
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