FEMALE directors dominate the major categories at the 2013 Australian Directors Guild Awards.
At a ceremony in Sydney this month, Cate Shortland won the best direction in a feature film prize for her period drama Lore, and Rachel Perkins won for direction of a TV drama series for Redfern Now ...read more.
Melissa Wikaire loses battle with cancer
WIFT is saddened to hear that Melissa Wikaire died last week in Auckland. Of Ngati Hine, Melissa began working in the film industry under the guidance of greats such as Don Selwyn in the 1980s and 9 ...read more.
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Screen Hub Sticky Pictures' animated series Dukes of Bröxstônia has been commissioned for a third season on ABC3, with an expanded seven-minute episode format. The show started as a series of shor ...read more.
ICAA: virtual print fee agreement goes live for Australia and NZ

By Alex Prior According to an email to members of the Independent Cinemas Association of Australia (ICAA), their long- awaited virtual print fee agreement is now active, after years of torturous ne ...read more.
Film friendly protocol for Auckland
Auckland's status as a film friendly destination is again centre stage following Auckland Council's endorsement of a new film protocol for the region. The new Auckland Film Protocol asserts th ...read more.
Statistics New Zealand release 2012 figures
New Zealand screen industry earnings have broken the $3 billion barrier for the first time. Statistics New Zealand figures released recently show the industry grew by 10 percent to reach revenue of ...read more.
ImmigratIon Changes for NZ Visas
Film NZ sent out the following commentary on a change to Immigration NZ's administration of its visa scheme in Los Angeles. Immigration New Zealand has made changes to visa processing in Los Angele ...read more.
SPP: Barnett cashes in and moves up

John Barnett has sold his minority shareholding in South Pacific Pictures to majority shareholder All3Media (A3M), the UK`s biggest `Super Indie` television production group, and will step down from ...read more.