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The Future of (NZ) Film

When Bob Iger of Disney speaks about the future of film, it’s worth listening. Why? Because amongst the hundreds of companies that sit under the Disney umbrella are 20th Century Fox, Lucas Film, Marvel, and Pixar. Brands number in the…
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Is It Time for TVNZ to Revert to Public Broadcasting?

My op-ed this week is devoted to personal musings in the lead up to the NZ Screen Sector Strategy hui, and the changing nature of the screen industry as we know it. Colin Peacock on the Radio New Zealand website wrote on the weekend about…

NZFC Gender, Diversity & Inclusion in the Screen Industry Survey

Please follow this link to take part in the Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in the Screen Industry Survey: https://survey.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0fbQkfJwZOiboI5 Thanks for participating! This invitation comes from Te Tumu Whakaata…
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Where to From Here?

The Screen Sector Strategy has announced the dates of its intended hui in 3 locales to gather industry input into a strategy document for the New Zealand Screen Industry. This will be taken to Government in the first half of 2020. This is…
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Are We Missing the Streamer Boat?

It’s hard not to bang on about streaming services when they are continuing to upend the screen industry as we know it. Media intelligence service FilmTake recently reported that Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are expected to spend between…
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NZIFF 2019: DEGNZ Member Round Up

Tonight, the New Zealand International Film Festival opens and with that, we congratulate members of the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ who have films in this year's programme. For My Father's Kingdom For My Father’s Kingdom premieres…
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Wellington - Rehearsal & Performance with Director Chris Dudman

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The Rehearsal & Performance series provides regular opportunities for directors and actors to practise their craft. Each workshop brings in an experienced moderator to guide participants as they explore a workshop scene in groups (one director,…
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Masterclass with Thom Zimny at NZIFF 2019

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Film director Thom Zimny (The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash) will lead a Masterclass for filmmakers in Auckland as part of NZIFF 2019. This is the second time NZIFF has been able to provide a Masterclass designed for industry practitioners,…