NZ on Screen Turns Five

Posted Tuesday 01 Oct 2013

NZ On Screen is turning five and we're celebrating with a special collection of our all-time 'Most Watched' titles.

Since going live on October 23, 2008, the website celebrating New Zealand's screen culture has made 1000s of TV shows, films and music videos available, online, to the public - many for the first time since they were originally broadcast.

The Top 20 reflects the eclectic goodness on the site, from Billy T to topless newsreaders, Snell to Patu!, Kimbra to Kea, meat pies to motorheads, and Bob Jones biffo to Thingee's eye pop. Five years of NZ screen culture = 3,550,000 visits (now 110,000+ a month), a Qantas Media Award (for Best Entertainment Website) and 2150+ titles.

"It was a great idea, but was it feasible?" Founding board member Professor Roger Horrocks looks back at the genesis of the project and on NZ On Screen becoming "an established part of New Zealand culture."

"The challenge was immense." And NZ On Air CEO and trustee on the Digital Media Trust Board Jane Wrightson reflects with pride on the journey.

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Auckland WIFT Event - 30 October

Posted Tuesday 01 Oct 2013

DIY Distribution and Marketing

Wednesday 30 October - mark your diaries

Location TBC
6pm

The arena of film distribution and exhibition is littered with DIY distributors reinventing the wheel.  Who are you up against? Are you even in the right arena? If the right market is not being targeted it's largely a wasted effort ...

A discussion about what you need to know before you start.

With producer Andrew Beattie and others TBC

Drinks and nibbles will be provided.

Please RSVP to office@wiftnz.org.nz

Members: No charge  Non-members: $15