Comedia is an independent New Zealand television production company and media consultancy with clients including Māori Television. Our expertise is in scripted Drama and Comedy as well as Media consultancy.

Comedia has been operating in New Zealand since 1990 and is owned and managed by majority shareholder TONY HOLDEN.

Comedia productions include;

Drama:  Billy

Satire: Spin Doctors (28 X half hours)


Gliding On  (21 half hours)

For the Love of Mike (13 X half hours)

Neighbourhood Watch  (7 X half hours)

Market Forces (7 X half hours)

Sketch: Funny Business (19 X half hours)

Entertainment: Camping out with the Topp Twins (1 X 90 mins)


Awards: 2002 & 2003 Best Comedy Programme Spin Doctors



Professional Profile in brief

+ Strategic leadership roles in New Zealand media organisations including, Māori Television, TVNZ and the Independent Production sector.

+ Over 30 years New Zealand media experience as a Manager, Producer and Director generating strong, innovative outcomes both strategic and creative.

+ Extensive knowledge of the New Zealand media scene, including relationships with funders, stakeholders and the creative sector. Up to date international media perspective as a result of annual attendance at MIPCOM television conference.

+ Commissioning, Drama and Comedy production Consultant to Māori Television, tasked with training and supporting the development of Commissioners as well as developing content strategies and drama and comedy programmes. Executive in charge of Ahikāroa, online Māori drama series

+  General Manager, Commissioning and Production for TVNZ from 2003 to 2007, managing 12 direct reports and the division responsible for the commissioning and production of TVNZ’s local content.

+ General Manager Television for New Zealand’s biggest independent drama production company, South Pacific Pictures.

+ Managing Director of independent drama and comedy production company, Comedia Pictures.