What Time Is It?

I was talking to a talented director last night and he related to me his latest experience of that thing we all often go through—being told, “No.” Whether you are pitching for a film, propping a TV show, a documentary idea, a web series, or trying to win that TVC or other job, in all […]

How To Get Ahead

View from the Top banner

Professional development is an important part of the guild’s activities. A number of the opportunities have limits on participants, so we are constantly having to screen applications and respond to questions about what’s required, and “Why wasn’t I successful?” While there are many factors that come into play when decisions are made by us, and […]

Art or Commerce—A Moot Question?

24 July 2015 This week I attended three film-related events that highlighted the polar differences between art and commerce in film. On Wednesday morning I went to the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) briefing on the review of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG), driven by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) […]

Digital Kapow!

10 July 2015 We are being assaulted by digital technology and the digital realm and its effects on our chosen careers and our livelihoods are irrevocable. I have written about this previously, but recent events bring it once again to the fore. Digital editing has been around for a long time and for editors it […]