Wednesday
19
Apr
2023
The Director-First AD-Producer Dynamic

The Director-First AD-Producer Dynamic

Posted Thursday 13 Apr 2023

Continuing in our series examining key relationships for directors, we now bring you this workshop on the Director - 1stAD - Producer dynamic, in collaboration with DEGANZ.

**WIFT NZ and DEGANZ members are free**

Panellists:

Armağan Ballantyne (Director) Armağan’s films have screened in festivals around the world including Venice, Berlin, New York, Telluride, Wairoa, Tribeca, and Sydney. She attended the Sundance Lab with her first feature The Strength of Water. Her latest film Nude Tuesday received a 5-star review in The Guardian and earned five nominations at the AACTAS Awards. Recently Armağan directed an episode of Time Bandits for Paramount.

Philippa Campbell (Producer) Philippa recently completed post production of Loren Taylor’s debut feature The Moon is Upside Down. She first worked with Jane Campion producing both seasons of Top of the Lake and is currently co-director of Jane’s A Wave in the Ocean directors’ intensive.

Terri Kilmartin (1stAD) started her career in New York City in the late 1990s as an Assistant Director in independent film. She has more than 25 years experience as an Assistant Director on feature films, TV drama and commercials. Most recently she has worked on the TV series Sweet Tooth and One Of Us Is Lying.

Facilitator:

Tui Ruwhiu (Ngāpuhi) is Executive Director of DEGANZ. He is a producer with more than 20 years’ experience domestically and internationally in film video, television, and marketing communications. Tui has worked in various roles for Virgin Earth in Japan, New Zealand production company Communicado, financial information giant Reuters, and marketing communications company Fresh Media.   

Our experienced panel will be discussing the following questions:

  • What is the role of the 1st AD and who do they represent on set?
  • How can a successful dynamic be nurtured between the 1st AD, Director and Producer?
  • How does a 1st AD balance the creative needs of the director and the logistical needs of the shoot?
  • What is the best way to deal with Director-1st AD differences?
  • What expectations do directors and producers have of a 1st AD, and what does a 1st AD want from the director and the producer?

RSVP essential to office@wiftnz.org.nz 

WIFT members and DEGANZ members free, non-members $15 cash at the door; includes wine and nibbles.

Date: Wednesday 19 Apr 2023
Location: Click Studios, 525 Rosebank Rd, Avondale
Time: 6:00pm networking for 6:30pm start

Wednesday
19
Apr
2023

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We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll including two guest speakers, for our Wellington members!

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.”

While making these shows can be both fun and rewarding, 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. He’ll take you 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.

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Date: Saturday, 25 May 

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: Massey University, Wellington

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

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

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