Entries by Tui

What in the World is Happening with Film

The world of film continues to be shaken up both at home and abroad. The only thing that’s clear is that streaming is here to stay and picking up steam. Disney is just undertaking an entire reorganisation of its business to put streaming front and centre with content leading the way. The Mulan experiment as […]

Much to Celebrate

We are in the midst of election turmoil both here and in the United States. Pork barrel politics are in full swing here with promises from all sides intended to sway voters. We are fortunate, though, that the Arts has already received funding from Government due to COVID in the $8 million-dollar Cultural Capability allocation […]

The Interminable Wait

There are a few key unresolved issues in our sector and we are sitting on our hands waiting for action. The transformation of TVNZ into a proper public broadcaster is one. Then there’s the Screen Industry Worker Bill that will allow contractors to engage in collective bargaining. Another, the underwriting insurance needed to get the […]

Writing on the Wall for TV2?

2020 is a watershed year in time for the screen industry because of COVID and the Level 4 lockdown we endured. New Zealand On Air’s latest ‘Where Are The Audiences’ research was conducted during May and June, when we had come out of Level 4 and were in Levels 2 and 1. Although potentially skewed […]

Seismic Shifts Occurring

It’s hard not to talk about what’s going on in the global screen industry when COVID continues to upend screen life as we know it. Perhaps the biggest seismic shift that has occurred is Universal Studios and AMC, the U.S. and the world’s largest theatre chain, announcing a historic agreement for the studio’s movies to […]