Correcting the Imbalance

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Ten years of business-focused government policy is now seeing a correction taking place in the New Zealand labour market. Health and education have been the focus of recent labour matters, but thanks primarily to Radio New Zealand, the independent contractor market is now in the spotlight. RNZ has put considerable effort into bringing into the […]

Carving Out a Public Broadcasting Audience

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New Zealand On Air’s Where Are the Audiences? 2018 Report makes for interesting reading. If you haven’t already seen it, the key findings for the screen industry are: Weekly audiences for traditional broadcast media are stable, and continue to deliver the biggest audiences. – But the gap to online video and SVOD is closing. The […]

Movin’ and Shakin’

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The New Zealand International Film Festival is upon us again. And there’s an even bigger selection of New Zealand films on offer, both feature-length and short, than I’ve encountered before—18 offerings, four of which are made up of programmes of short films. This is a fantastic selection—a high number from DEGNZ member directors and editors. […]

Ni Hao Taiwan

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The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) took an official delegation to China and Taiwan in June of this year, and I was fortunate to be invited along to Taipei for the Taiwan leg as the ED of DEGNZ. There was a strong indigenous focus to the visit with the New Zealand Commercial Investment Office (our […]