17 November 2000
Fun and Sex in the City
A racy new television drama series, set in a red light district, has been given the green light for funding from NZ On
“The Strip is an amusing, entertaining drama about a woman who abandons her safe and structured world for an unusual
lifestyle as the owner of a strip club,” said NZ On Air Chief Executive, Jo Tyndall.
“NZ On Air is keen to encourage locally made drama at all ends of the scale. The Strip will be a lively addition to the
range of television drama currently being produced, particularly because the strong lead character will enhance its
appeal to women,“ she said.
The strip club setting, with the show’s off-beat humour, coupled with a diverse cast of characters, should make the
programme next year’s most talked about New Zealand television drama series.
NZ On Air has allocated $4,000,000 to Gibson Group to produce the first 13 episodes of a 22 episode series of The Strip.
The series will be screened in prime time on TV3, late next year.
This media release is available on the Internet, at http://www.nzonair.govt.nz
The Strip $4,000,000
13 x 1 hour programme
Producer: Dave Gibson, Gibson Group