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NHNZ takes on top showrunner Sue Houghton

Sue Houghton has joined NHNZ for a number of blue-chip productions, including two projects for Animal Planet. She will be working from NHNZ’s Washington DC office.

Sue has a legendary background in TV and movie production as a producer, director and writer. She has worked on a range of factual productions and spent more than eight years working for National Geographic Television.
Specializing in expedition and marine-focused programming, Sue has been a key part of numerous development projects for Nat Geo Wild and PBS, including The Secret Life of Predators, Planet Carnivore, Hunter and Hunted and the expedition special Kingdom of the Blue Whale.
“The company is delivering so many exciting and fresh projects. I feel very lucky and very privileged to be part of NHNZ’s professional, talented team,” says Sue.
Given her reputation for producing compelling and visually captivating stories on the natural world, NHNZ Managing Director Kyle Murdoch is thrilled to have Sue on board: “NHNZ has had a stellar past in blue-chip productions and as we look to the future, having someone like Sue Houghton on board gives us a distinct edge.”

NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television creating original content for Discovery Channels, A&E Television Networks, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channels, NHK and CCTV.  Highly regarded for its 35-year plus natural history heritage, NHNZ has had success across the board with factual shows like L.A Frock Stars for the Smithsonian Channel and I Survived… for A&E. 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 one stop hub in Dunedin, New Zealand, NHNZ has offices in Beijing and Washington DC.

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