A few issues around foreign imports have my attention at the moment. One is that I am after a new car. I’ve been bidding on cars on auction in Japan, and if successful, it will be sent to New Zealand by boat. Another is the news that the Tourism industry in New Zealand expects international […]

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 […]