Kura Productions Ltd was established by Quinton Hita with support from South Pacific Pictures in 2004 – with the express purpose of creating and celebrating Māori content for television, film and digital spaces.
In 2021, Quinton left the company in the hands of Te Ataraiti Waretini and is now in a joint venture between Te Ataraiti Waretini and South Pacific Pictures.
Ataraiti manages Kura and determines its scope and direction. South Pacific Pictures (SPP) contributes development funding, financial and legal advice, and training.
Ataraiti and SPP deeply believe in Māori story-telling on screen and are supportive of reflecting this off-screen as well. Both partners are working together towards a long term goal of Ataraiti eventually becoming the majority owner of Kura Productions Ltd.
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History Channel (Canada)
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Greenlit Rights (UK)