Cannes: Is it All it’s Cracked Up to Be?

View from the Top banner

Every year, tens of thousands of film industry people gather in Cannes for the world’s pre-eminent display of film industry gauche and sublime—the Cannes International Film Festival. Or at least that’s what used to happen. According to one local property manager, apartment rentals are down 30 – 50% for 2019’s festival, and it’s becoming a […]

The Realities of a SVOD World

View from the Top banner

I’ve been watching the debates raging across the Tasman as the Austalian screen industry seeks to ensure the future of Australian content in the face of the realities of SVOD. Research company Roy Morgan reported in March 2019 that nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of Pay TV/Subscription TV, up 11.8% […]

6 Key Developments to Note

,
View from the Top banner

There have been a significant number of developments that have occupied our time recently that are worthwhile highlighting. Firstly, the Copyright Act Review Issues Paper submission. DEGNZ made a submission, the primary focus of which was the call for recognition of director’s copyright in audiovisual content and cinematographic film. Directors are the authors of their […]

Intimacy Guidelines a Win-Win

View from the Top banner

UK based Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien spent three days in Auckland last December sharing her highly acclaimed approach to intimacy on set. The events gave actors, directors, producers, writers and crew from the stage and screen industries an opportunity to learn Ita’s best practice approaches to intimacy, simulated sex scenes, and nudity, implementing her Intimacy On Set Guidelines. […]