WIFT NZ News (7)


Staples VR: innovative and invaluable

Staples VR: innovative and invaluable

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

A big round of applause and a box of chocolates for Aleisha Staples and her team at Staples VR (Staples Productions). They're a 2021 Hi-Tech Awards finalist in the Auckland Unlimited Most Innovative Hi-Tech Creative Technology Solution category.

The Hi-Tech Awards Gala Dinner will take place on Friday 28 May at Spark Arena.

Meanwhile Staples…

WIFTer in Discovery leadership team

WIFTer in Discovery leadership team

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Congratulations to Juliet Peterson who has joined the Discovery leadership team as Senior Director, Programming.

Five of the team are based in New Zealand, and four in Australia. 

Discovery Inc said unveiling the leadership team was its first move toward combining its businesses across the region into one organisation spanning both countries.

Discovery has had…

Rūrangi hits Vogue Top Ten

Rūrangi hits Vogue Top Ten

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Lets hear it for this groundbreaking webseries that became a film! Produced by Craig Gainsborough, Rūrangi has made it onto Vogue's 'Top 10 Upcoming Queer Films to Watch'. 

Check out the list here!

Pictured: Elz Carrad stars as Caz in Rūrangi

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It’s time to apply for Seed!

It’s time to apply for Seed!

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Writers, did you know that for these Seed grants, there are no constraints on genre, content, characters, location or even the space-time continuum.

And, WIFT NZ members who apply receive the New Zealand Writers Guild discounted application rate of $20.

Funded by the New Zealand Film Commission, Seed is for emerging and unproduced writers and…

Script To Screen Film Up applications open

Script To Screen Film Up applications open

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Build momentum in your career and push yourself to your full potential!

The FilmUp Mentorship programme returns for its ninth year to support and empower up to eight tenacious and talented filmmakers to reach the next stage in their creative careers. If you are developing a feature film or documentary this programme could be just…

The A-Z of screen publicity

The A-Z of screen publicity

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Script To Screen has extended the cut-off date for expressions of interest to its programme The A-to-Z of Screen Publicity.

You now have until 4pm on Friday 16 April to get them in.

There are only 35 places so we encourage only those with, or looking for, careers in publicity to apply.

Here’s more about…

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Check out the Hot Docs programme 2021

Check out the Hot Docs programme 2021

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has released its programme for the 2021 Industry Conference! Taking place during Hot Docs Festival, April 29 - May 9, this year's conference will focus on reimaging a more representative and equitable doc ecosystem.

Remember, the online industry conference is available for FREE!

Access to the Forum, Close…

Heritage Queenstown Screen Industry Accommodation Special!

Heritage Queenstown Screen Industry Accommodation Special!

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Do you need to put up cast and crew in Queenstown during a shoot? Thanks to our friends at Heritage Hotels, the rates below are valid until 31 July, 2021.

Deluxe Room $159.00*

Studio Suite $239.00*

Studio Suite Lakeview $259.00*

Free Breakfast for guests booked

Production Office options available

Inclusions:

Free WIFI unlimited in all…

NZFC appoints Littlejohn senior investment exec

NZFC appoints Littlejohn senior investment exec

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Angela Littlejohn has taken on the role of Senior Investment Executive with Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC). Angela will be in the Development and Production team, headed by Leanne Saunders. Meanwhile WIFT member Christina Andreef will remain in the role of Development Executive.