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You would think 28 days in lockdown would give you plenty of time to think. For me, it hasn’t as I have been extremely preoccupied along with a number of other industry people in the Pan-Sector COVID-19 Action Group, working on how to get the industry back into work. I can tell you that the […]

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I asked myself and my colleague whether or not I should write about the impact of the coronavirus on our industry in my regular Op Ed. I’d decided not to, then woke up to some news that has changed my mind. CANNESERIES, the TV version of the Cannes Film Festival, has decided to postpone from […]

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I was fortunate to be invited as a guest to the New Zealander of the Year Awards last night. It was an eye-opener for me. It brought home how myopic I have become with the screen industry essentially consuming my every waking hour. When I’m not thinking about and doing my job here at the […]

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We’ve got the elections this year and that means everything is up in the air. Simon Bridges says he’ll likely reverse the TVNZ-RNZ merger if National gets back into power. The Film Industry Working Group’s recommendations around collective bargaining for the screen industry could go out the window. NZ On Air could get an increase […]