Anya Durling has this week been named Head of Development, Sales and Marketing for NHNZ.
Anya has had a long history with the company having been a key development creative for almost a decade. As a development producer, Anya helped develop some the NHNZ’s most successful series including Megastructures for National Geographic Channel and CICC, Gem Hunt for Travel Channel and L.A. Frock Stars for Smithsonian Channel. She returns to NHNZ following a two-year stint as a Sales and Media Consultant at NZME, New Zealand’s biggest integrated media company.
“NHNZ is a dynamic company that delivers great productions. I’m delighted to be working with the talented people here again, and look forward to introducing exciting new titles to the market,” says Anya.
NHNZ Managing Director Kyle Murdoch is thrilled Anya has returned to the company in this new role.
“Anya has a successful track record working in development and sales across a wide range of content for both international and U.S. markets. It’s great to get Anya back, and the experience she brings to this role will ensure that she hits the ground running.”
NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television creating original content for National Geographic Channels, PBS, Animal Planet, Discovery, NHK and CCTV. NHNZ’s storytelling prowess has been recognized with more than 250 international awards including Emmy awards and the prestigious Wildscreen Panda. With a market focussed approach, NHNZ is made of three central divisions. Highly regarded for its 35-year plus natural history heritage, NHNZ core continues to go from strength to strength in the wildlife blue chip arena, with the upcoming series Big Pacific set to be the company’s biggest global co-production to date. NHNZ has also cemented its expertise in clip shows via The Archive Unit which, since launching in 2014, has produced over 28 hours of premium archive content for broadcasters around the globe, including original series Wild 24 and Extreme Animal Babies. Following the recent success with US-based commissions like I Survived… and LA Frock Stars, NHNZ this year launched a US production division, Outrun the Sun, based in Washington, D.C.