TITLE

Fortune favours the brave

AUTHOR(S)
Wakefield, Philip
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Onfilm;Dec2005/Jan2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the release of the television program "Outrageous Fortune" on DVD format in 2005. According to executive producer John Barnett, the release of the program on DVD was not planned. Moreover, he said that the release of a drama series on DVD is risky due to costs, small market in New Zealand and limited international prospects. He also believes that only a handful of other New Zealand dramas would be worth considering for DVD. Barnett also stresses that the costs of the behind-the-scenes material, extra editing and the mastering of the DVD were not built into the budget.
ACCESSION #
19506554

 

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