New Zealand Film and Television (Book)
Institution, Industry and Cultural Change
Despite challenges arising from a limited population and the difficulty of obtaining adequate funding, both the film and television industries of New Zealand have been the source of significant achievements and profound cultural influence. Charting their emergence and subsequent development through five decades, New Zealand Film and Television looks at these two increasingly vibrant cultural and creative industries. While there is a growing body of academic work on film and television in New Zealand, relatively little exists that examines the specific cultural concerns, local industries, institutions and policies involved, which this book addresses in full.
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.