Tina McLaren

Senior Commissioner Scripted
Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ
Country (Address)
New Zealand
Tina McLaren is a senior industry practitioner who has produced hundreds of hours of drama, documentary, and reality TV in the New Zealand Screen Production sector for more than 25 years.
As TVNZ’s Drama Commissioner from 2009 to 2017 Tina was responsible for the multi award winning Sunday Theatre Strand – Resolve, How To Murder Your Wife, Bombshell, Hillary, Jean to name a few. She was at the forefront of digital commissions for the Network, including the ground-breaking interactive online drama Reservoir Hill, which made history by earning New Zealand’s first International Digital Emmy Award.
Tina left TVNZ to take up the role of Head of Production at Screentime NZ in 2017, a post she held for 5 years. Tina is currently a Senior Commissioner for Warner Bros. Discovery ANZ, responsible for commissioning scripted content for THREE and THREENow.
Tina McLaren
What we're looking for from Ready, Steady, Pitch!


Our focus is to commission innovative, brave and uniquely kiwi stories that reach a broad audience. We are open-minded, diverse, promote authentic voices and have a clear vision for our content.

We will always create space for an epic drama series and wish to explore the possibility of New Zealand/Australian co-productions.  These stories can come in any shape or size as we are receptive to all genres.  The best story will always win me over, as does something bold and out-of-the-box.
In New Zealand we are the Home of Comedy and short run (6 - 8 episodes) scripted comedies work well for us in the local market.
As far as trans-Tasman co-pros go, I will be attracted to a story that connects both of our countries in a meaningful way, but I'm equally open to a great story and a good deal.