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Interview by Laurence Weinstein of William De Friez and Veronica McCarthy, owners of Raconteur Productions in New Zealand.

William (“Bill”) De Friez and Veronica (“Ronni”) McCarthy own and operate Raconteur Film and Television Productions located in downtown Christchurch. Bill serves as part-time director; his full-time position is faculty lecturer in the Film Department of the University of Canterbury. Ronni is the full-time producer for their small business operation that completes an average of three documentaries per year as well as a network children’s series and other special projects. She won the prestigious Winston Churchill Fellowship in 1995 to study children’s television outside of New Zealand.