With Hunt for the Wilderpeople setting the all-time box office record in New Zealand this week, we can acknowledge the remarkable talent of Taika Waititi as a director who not only has a singular voice but also a golden touch. Box office is one mark of success for feature films and Taika has three of […]

I have had more than one occasion lately to discuss a number of issues over what some regard the plights of editors and others the realities. A number of senior editors convened recently over a drink and lamented the lack of an assistant editor in the cutting room, more particularly with one-off dramas and feature […]

(A reworked version of this article appeared for an industry audience in today’s edition of Screenz.) As the Executive Director of the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ and a board member of Ngā Aho Whakaari I get to see a lot of what goes on behind the scenes not only at our guild but […]

I had someone who came to see me recently who had worked on an American production shooting here in NZ. This person unfortunately ended up the worse for wear from a situation where protocols about what you can and cannot do were breached—doubly worse as this individual had until this opportunity came along been unable […]