Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira In Conversation with Director Jessica Hobbs


  • 16 June 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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The Equity Foundation Livestream continues with director Jessica Hobbs (The Crown Series 3 and 4, Broadchurch) in conversation with NZ Equity President Jennifer Ward-Lealand Te Atamira. This is an opportunity to discuss Jessica's career and her involvement in so many critically and commercially successful productions.  Jennifer Ward-Lealand has worked extensively in theatre, film, television, musical and radio for 40 years. She is also a trained Intimacy Coordinator for stage and screen. Most recently, Jennifer was honoured as the Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year 2020. Please Note: This is 5pm AEST and 7pm NZ time.  Selection is by ballot and successful participants will be sent details about how to tune in.


  • Jessica Hobbs

    Jessica Hobbs began directing short films in her 20s, during an eight year stint as an assistant director. After helming Cliff Curtis TV drama Overnight in 1995, she got her break on Australia's Heartbreak High. Hobbs went on to build up an impressive — and award-winning — Australian resume, including hit show Love My Way, East Timor mini-series Answered by Fire, winning the Australian Film Institute Directing Award for both, and the first two episodes of BAFTA-nominated ensemble drama The Slap, which she also set up.   After relocating to England, she directed Emily Watson in the high profile mini-series Apple Tree Yard, based on the Louise Doughty bestseller about a married woman who has an affair. Other directing credits include Broadchurch, River, BBC mini-series The Split, written by Abi Morgan, and most recently Season 3 of The Crown for Netflix. She is currently in post-production on Season 4.