In 2004, Quinton Hita and South Pacific Pictures formed a television production company, Kura Productions.
Kura’s slate of work to date includes five series of Tōku Reo, four series of Kupuhuna, seven series of Pūkoro, and four series of Kōwhao Rau - over 400 hours of television for Māori Television.
In 2007, Hita's short film Taua premiered at the 2007 Telecom New Zealand International Film Festival where it won the Friends of the Civic Best Short Film award. Taua was then invited to play at seven international film festivals, and went on to win Best Short Film at the 4th Annual National Geographic All Roads Film Festival as well as an Honourable Mention at the 8th ImagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.
Kura’s first feature film, Mt Zion - the tale of a young potato farmer who’s dreams of being the support act for Bob Marley’s 1979 tour, challenge the traditions and values of his upbringing - became a box office hit in New Zealand and went on to win “Best Soundtrack” at the 2013 New Zealand Film and Television Awards.
Kura Productions is a joint venture between Quinton Hita and South Pacific Pictures and offers a range of programming to Maori Television Service and other broadcasters in New Zealand.
Quinton Hita manages the joint venture and determines its scope and direction. South Pacific Pictures contributes development funding, financial and legal advice, and training.
Formed in 1998, Satellite Media Ltd has grown into a thriving independent mixed-media production company.
Satellite Media specialise in understanding music, entertainment and promotional content and how to best deliver it in the right medium. Their production services span Interactive, Television, Magazines, Digital Video and Innovations.
Satellite Media publishes Rip It Up, the biggest music magazine title in New Zealand and the fast growing urban bibleBack2Basics as well as their respective websites.
The company's music and entertainment television credits include Top Of The Pops, Live At Yours, The Comedy Gala, The Music Awards, Rocked The Nation and the Qantas award winning special Dave Dobbyn Live in Matata.
Satellite Media's digital division specialises in mobile, online and digital signage counting Coke and Vodafone as two of their major partners (New Zealand and Australia).
Satellite Media is now one of the premier music and entertainment companies in New Zealand.
South Pacific Pictures owns 50% of Satellite Media.
Producing award-winning drama for television and cinema, South Pacific Pictures has worked with a variety of prestigious partners, including:
Universal MCA (USA)
Polygram Filmed Entertainment (Australia)
19 TV (UK)
Burberry Productions (Australia)
Nine Network (Australia)
Pandora Produktion Gmbh
Beyond Productions (Australia)
History Channel (Canada)
Channel 7 Network (Australia)
Greenlit Rights (UK)