Great Southern Television

She’s shy, socially, but comes alive behind the mic, whether that’s as a TV or radio journalist, news reader or anchor or as a singer/guitarist in a band. A youthful-looking Leanne Malcolm talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about her illustrious broadcasting...

‘One Lane Bridge’ 2.0

By PHILIP CHANDLER If you’re still reeling at last week’s news that Queenstown’s missing out on hosting visiting Rugby Championship sides, there’s some ‘reely’ good news this week. A second series of Queenstown-based TV crime thriller One Lane Bridge has been...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A six-part $7 million crime drama shot in Queenstown over three months late last year premieres on TVNZ 1 next Monday. One Lane Bridge is produced by Great Southern Television, whose local boss and part-owner Philip Smith has...
You don't have to live in Auckland to be media mogul in New Zealand. Queenstowner Phil Smith, whose production company's been 70 per cent snapped up by Aussies, discusses the advantages of Southern living with Philip Chandler  Championing regional New...
Expect a boom in local filmmaking now that Australia's biggest broadcaster has bought into a Queenstown-born production company. So says Great Southern Television boss Phil Smith, after Seven Network's owner Seven West Media bought a 70 per cent stake in...
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