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Round Up (not the weed killer)

With the Big Screen Symposium about to kick off tomorrow, it’s yet another recent event at which to be thankful for, for our Government’s response to COVID. We can gather in big numbers will little concern for the spread of the virus, while in many other places around the world the statistics of COVID sickness […]

A Professional Life Well Lived

It’s with great sadness that I heard of the passing of New Zealand International Film Festival Director Bill Gosden. I knew Bill professionally but not personally, and always watched with great admiration the way he orchestrated NZIFF with aplomb. It was because of Bill and NZIFF that I developed a love of independent cinema and […]

The Ultimate Disruptor

If you do a search on the Interweb, one of the definitions of a disruptor in business reads: To be a disruptor is to create a product, service, or way of doing things which displaces the existing market leaders and eventually replaces them at the helm of the sector. Disruptors are generally entrepreneurs, outsiders, and […]

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 […]