Berlin success for WIFT NZ members
Producer Ainsley Gardiner's latest feature film Boy (directed by Taika Waititi) has won Grand Prix of the International Jury at the Berlin International Film Festival.  Boy was one of three more.
Latest NZFC grants to WIFT NZ filmmaking members
Congratulations to Rachel Gardner, who has been selected by ACE (Ateliers du Cinéma Européen) to attend Paris-based and Zurich-based workshops in March 2010 and join the ACE Producer Network. more.
Copyright Amendment bill introduced to Parliament
A bill repealing Section 92A of the Copyright Act was introduced into Parliament this week.  The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill repeals Section 92A and replaces it with a more.
Digital distribution debated by filmmakers
WIFT NZ member Gaylene Preston, who made War Stories Our Mothers Never Told Us and Perfect Strangers, has spoken out about the challenges filmmakers face in the shift to digital distribution.&nb more.
Film New Zealand CEO appointment announced
Gisella Carr has been appointed Chief Executive of Film New Zealand, the national film office based in Wellington.  Ms Carr has an extensive background in New Zealand's creative industries, more.
South Pacific Pictures launches Australian joint venture
New Zealand's South Pacific Pictures has teamed up with Australian independent Cordell Jigsaw to launch new Sydney-based production outfit, Highwire Television.  Former Sky1 (UK) commission more.
Smiley Film Sales new branch in Berlin
Auckland-based sales agency Smiley Film Sales has recently opened its European office in Berlin, focusing on festival management and strategy as well as sales and acquisitions for German territo more.
E1 expands into Australasia
Canadian entertainment company E1 Entertainment is expanding its international operations into Australia and New Zealand and will acquire all rights to films and television content for both terr more.