Māori Television: Insights & Opportunities

Māori Television: Insights & Opportunities

Posted Friday 05 Mar 2021

It's probably a while since most of you have had direct interaction with Māori Television and a lot has changed, so we're delighted to bring you Hinurewa Poutu, Director of Language and Content, and Lanita Ririnui, Content Commissioner, who will tell you exactly who is doing what at Māori Television and what plans are for the year ahead for the new team.

You're likely to be surprised by the opportunities there are, no matter your ethnicity.  Find out what they're looking for, and not looking for (just as important), the best way to approach them and what the cultural requirements are for commissioned content and acquisitions.

Hinurewa and Lanita will also share their insights into the best way for you to pitch to a broadcaster, whoever that may be.

Spread the word far and wide to your fellow screen industry people.

This is a unique occasion in Christchurch - we hope to see you all there!

5pm drinks for 5:30pm sharp start

Drinks and nibbles provided

Members free. Non-members $15

LOCATION: Screen CanterburyNZ ChristchurchNZ offices, Unit 3 / Level 3, 101 Cashel St.

Take the elevators that are near Spark and Michael Hill Jewellers

RSVP to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Date: Tuesday 23 Mar 2021
Location: Screen CanterburyNZ ChristchurchNZ offices, Unit 3 / Level 3, 101 Cashel St.
Time: 5pm drinks for 5:30pm sharp start


Upcoming events...

Wednesday 09 Feb 2022

NEW DATE! Demystifying LX for production

This event is back on after being postponed from October.

Are you in production and wanting to learn how lighting works? Do you want to understand what your gaffer, best wahine, LX assist and DOP are talking about? Do you want a better understanding of the LX whys and wheres and the production considerations for these?

No matter the size of your production, this is the workshop for you!

Come along to this event where you can ask WIFT NZ ally Zac Beckett-Knight (a grip and gaffer with Late Knight Productions) all your questions. 

Zac has been a technician in the Canterbury film industry for nearly a decade. Known as a 'Zac of all trades' and a total production solution, he’s worked in nearly every department. Recently he has specialised in LX and grip services in the region, working on commercials, corporate, drama and music videos that visit the region.

RSVP to office@wiftnz.org.nz, and please state your industry role. 

WIFTNZ members free, non-members $15 cash - includes a drink and nibbles.

When: 6-8pm, Wednesday 9 February, 2022

Where: Belmont Studio, 31 Southwark Street, Christchurch Central City

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