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Considering the significant impact of COVID on the entertainment industry, it’s hard not to be pleased with the incredible amount of activity going on in the New Zealand screen industry right now. New Zealand is being seen as a good, safe destination to shoot in, with a number of international productions happening and others wanting […]

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2020 has certainly been a trying year. We tried to run our professional development programme as we have done each year and the pandemic threw a spanner in the works. A shift to online worked for nearly every element of it. By moving online, we found we could reach into the regions in a way […]

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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 […]

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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 […]