The World According to Bob

Bob MacLaren – writer, comedian, and host of the Discovery Channel’s wacky travel show, Bob’s World – interviewed in the Star. “The idea was to take ourselves not just to the level of your standard travel programme, and to standard destinations, but to the mad places in the world where reality has been twisted out of shape a little bit.” Examples given include St Moritz and Monaco (“insultingly rich people who gather and play in ridiculous ways”), Las Vegas (“just a façade for a giant money-making extravaganza”) and Benidorm (“basically a geriatric theme park”). Bob’s World was originally screened in the UK and has recently gone global.


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Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

For a small country with a film industry that is export-driven, the quality of New Zealand’s incentives is critical, Variety’s Asia bureau chief Patrick Frater reports. Despite the kudos and tourism dollars…