Fortune favours the brave

Wakefield, Philip
December 2005
Onfilm;Dec2005/Jan2006, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p15
Trade Publication
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.


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