Friday
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Legal Basics for Emerging Producers - 17 June

Legal Basics for Emerging Producers - 17 June

Posted Wednesday 13 Apr 2022

There are three workshops on three different dates, with eight places available in each.

Choose from Friday 6 May, Friday 17 June, Friday 1 July.

Shout out to all beginner producers! We know your budgets are tight, and talking to a lawyer can be daunting. Sinclair Black, Entertainment Lawyers, is offering up to 24 emerging producer WIFT members a free two-hour session to run through some of the legal basics you need to know as producers. Come and get some tips and tricks that may help avoid some bigger (and costly) legal mistakes...!

Mel Chuter will cover things such as:

  • legal concepts like how to form a contract, copyright, chain of title, and running an SPV;
  • the key agreements you'll need as a producer;
  • common clauses you should understand (e.g. what do “warranty", “indemnity”, "injunctive relief” actually mean?);
  • what to look out for in a production agreement, a distribution agreement and a financing agreement; and
  • and when (and how!) to get help from a lawyer

Christy Whelan will talk through the basics of music licensing for film and tv – what rights you need, who to get them from and how best to do that. 

These are small and intimate sessions, for new producers wanting to ask all those questions about the stuff you’re ‘supposed’ to know. Just be aware that Mel and Christy cannot give out specific advice on matters. The rules governing lawyers require that clients formally engage a lawyer to give rise to a solicitor/client relationship. The session is not a substitute for legal advice and you cannot rely on it as such – if you have a legal matter you need help with you should engage a specialist lawyer.  

Presented by Mel Chuter and Christy Whelan of Sinclair Black 

Bookings essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz.

State the date of the workshop you're booking for.

First in first served!

Date: Friday 17 Jun 2022
Location: Click Studios, 145 Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

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Wednesday 24 Jul 2024

WTN- Unlocking the Reel Deal: Mastering Festival Tactics and Marketing Must-Haves

Film festivals have long served as essential platforms for filmmakers to present their stories to global audiences and foster professional connections. But how can we leverage these opportunities at every stage of our filmmaking journey? Join us at this WIFT NZ workshop to hear insights from our experienced panel.

Facilitator: Robin LaingProducer

Panellists:
Libby Hakaraia, Kaitaki Pūrākau, Storytelling Leader, Māoriland Productions
Jasmin McSweeneyHead of Sales and Acquisitions for New Zealand, Umbrella Entertainment
Jill Macnab, General Manager, Vendetta Films

Our panel will delve into key topics such as:

  • Crafting the ideal festival strategy for your film
  • Understanding the selection process for festival films
  • Evaluating the relevance of film festivals in the era of Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime
  • Observations on the challenges film festivals are facing post-COVID
  • The importance of diversity and inclusion in festival programming, and how festivals are responding

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Location: 129 Park Road, Miramar, Wellington

WIFT NZ members FREE, non-members $20, students $10, includes wine and nibbles.

 

RSVP HERE

Wednesday 31 Jul 2024

AKL- Unlocking the Reel Deal: Mastering Festival Tactics and Marketing Must-Haves

Film festivals have been a vital platform for filmmakers to showcase their stories to international audiences and nurture career connections. How can we make them work for us at all levels of our filmmaking career?Join this in-depth conversation on the essentials of festival strategies and marketing materials with Jasmin McSweeney, Sandra Kailahi, and Jill Macnab, moderated by Alex Reed.

Panelists:
Sandra Kailahi, Film Producer, Writer, Author and Playwright (Kingston Productions)
Jasmin McSweeney, Head of Sales and Acquisitions for New Zealand, Umbrella Entertainment
Jill MacnabGeneral Manager, Vendetta Films

With moderator, Alex Reed, owner and lead producer at Bloom Pictures

Our panel will delve into key topics such as:

    • Talking about festival strategy, submitting to festivals and the pros/cons
    • Discussing their experience with being at festivals both industry markets and showing films.
    • Critical criteria for your marketing materials – what’s essential
    • How does the programming of films at Cannes (and other A-list festivals) reflect global film trends?

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM - doors open at 6:00 pm, event starts at 6:30 pm.

Location: Click Studios, 525 Rosebank Rd, 2nd Level.

WIFT NZ members FREE, non-members $20, students $10, includes wine and nibbles.

RSVP HERE 

Sunday 25 Aug 2024

QTN: Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll in Queenstown!

In this one-day seminar, producer Jon Kroll will take you on a deep dive into the world of international factual production. Jon has worked in more than 70 countries on shows like the Emmy-winning Amazing Race, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins, Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper and Appetite for Adventure with Moe Cason.

Making these shows is both fun and rewarding, and the execution of them involves unique challenges, including language barriers, currency fluctuations, permitting, equipment carnets, unpredictable weather, insurance, diseases, safety, casting, scouting and travel delays. Jon will take participants on a journey from the first network country pitch to the final sound mix, and by the end you’ll be ready to take on the world!

This jam-packed workshop will inspire you to think outside-the-box, while giving you tools to implement your dreams - into reality!

REGISTER YOUR TICKET

Date: Sunday, 25 August

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: Te Atamira – Building 11, Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre 12 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton – PUĀWAI ROOM.

Cost: Members $20. Non-members $40. Students $10.

Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.  Bring your own lunch.

Saturday 31 Aug 2024

DND: Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll in Dunedin!

In this one-day seminar, producer Jon Kroll will take you on a deep dive into the world of international factual production. Jon has worked in more than 70 countries on shows like the Emmy-winning Amazing Race, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins, Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper and Appetite for Adventure with Moe Cason.

Making these shows is both fun and rewarding, and the execution of them involves unique challenges, including language barriers, currency fluctuations, permitting, equipment carnets, unpredictable weather, insurance, diseases, safety, casting, scouting and travel delays. Jon will take participants on a journey from the first network country pitch to the final sound mix, and by the end you’ll be ready to take on the world!

This jam-packed workshop will inspire you to think outside-the-box, while giving you tools to implement your dreams - into reality!

REGISTER HERE

Date: Saturday, 31st August

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: NHNZ Worldwide, 79 Stuart Street (which is lower Stuart Street), Central Dunedin

Cost: Members $20. Non-members $40. Students $10.

Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.  Bring your own lunch.

Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.