NHNZ has promoted Marketing Executive Shera Collins to VP of Marketing and Development, North America.
Following a short stint producing web content for Discovery Online, she re-joined NHNZ in 2006 and since then has been a key part of the creative development team responsible for Animal Planet’s upcoming series Redwood Kings, A&E’s long-running dramatic first person narrative series I Survived… and Beyond and Back, as well as Smithsonian’s stand-out L.A. Frock Stars.
“I get to meet the most interesting people on the planet because that’s the kind of people we pitch to the networks. I am excited to work on a growing number of projects and bring new content to new broadcasters,” says Shera.
NHNZ Managing Director Kyle Murdoch is thrilled Shera has agreed to step into her new role.
“With Shera’s background in both production and development, and her excellent relationships with all NHNZ’s key broadcasters like Animal Planet, A&E, National Geographic and Travel Channel, she is already on the ground and running.”
NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television creating original content for National Geographic Channels, Discovery Channels, Smithsonian Channel, A&E Television Networks, 3net, NHK and CCTV9. Highly regarded for its 30-year plus natural history heritage, more recently NHNZ has branched out to other factual genres with hit shows like L.A Frock Stars for the Smithsonian Channel and Abalone Wars for Discovery Asia. The company’s storytelling prowess has been recognized with more than 250 international awards including Emmy awards and the prestigious Wildscreen Panda. In addition to its base in Dunedin, New Zealand, NHNZ has offices in Beijing and Washington DC, and a controlling stake in Singapore production company Beach House Pictures.