Entries by Tui

Carving Out a Public Broadcasting Audience

New Zealand On Air’s Where Are the Audiences? 2018 Report makes for interesting reading. If you haven’t already seen it, the key findings for the screen industry are: Weekly audiences for traditional broadcast media are stable, and continue to deliver the biggest audiences. – But the gap to online video and SVOD is closing. The […]

Movin’ and Shakin’

The New Zealand International Film Festival is upon us again. And there’s an even bigger selection of New Zealand films on offer, both feature-length and short, than I’ve encountered before—18 offerings, four of which are made up of programmes of short films. This is a fantastic selection—a high number from DEGNZ member directors and editors. […]

Ni Hao Taiwan

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) took an official delegation to China and Taiwan in June of this year, and I was fortunate to be invited along to Taipei for the Taiwan leg as the ED of DEGNZ. There was a strong indigenous focus to the visit with the New Zealand Commercial Investment Office (our […]


Is it Time to be a Union?

In 2000, the Guild, which is an incorporated society, discussed whether or not to become a craft union when the Labour Government passed the Employment Relations Act making collective bargaining possible. However, because the majority of Guild members continued to see themselves as freelance operators, there was never unified support for unionisation. The Hobbit Law […]