Unfiltered Live – Dame Julie Christie
Join us at the B:HIVE in Smales Farm for an exclusive live interview with Dame Julie Christie, Founder of international television production company, Touchdown Productions.
Amongst New Zealand’s most well-known media industry veterans, Dame Julie is the Producer behind numerous critically acclaimed shows, including Rachel Hunter: Cover Girl, The is Your Life, Changing Rooms, My House My Castle, Whose House Is It Anyway, DIY Rescue, Trading Places, Treasure Island, and Game of Two Halves.
Starting off in journalism simply because it was the shortest course (1 year) out of her options, she moved into television in the late 80’s, starting her own television production company, Touchdown Productions in 1991. Within a few years, she had grown the business into New Zealand’s largest producer of entertainment TV, with a thriving business in exporting program formats.
Dame Julie has served on the Boards of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, Rugby World Cup 2011 and Mediaworks. She is currently on the Board of Tourism West Coast, Trustee of Development West Coast, is on the Steering Group for New Zealand’s participation at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai, as well as chairing the Board of the Ngāi Tahu Tourism-New Zealand rugby joint venture, The All Blacks Experience. She also now works as a business strategy, media and performance consultant.
In 2007, she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, and was the inaugural New Zealand recipient of the prestigious global Veuve Clicquot Award, which celebrates female entrepreneurship. She received the Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2017.
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