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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]