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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 […]

Measuring Success

26 June 2015 With the New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) just around the corner, I thought it interesting to look at what parts festivals and box office play in the working lives of directors and editors. While television does find a place in some festivals, it’s more usually accorded accolades at awards ceremonies such […]