The Next Big Idea Pitching Competition

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

CJZ, the new owners of Greenstone TV, are thrilled to announce THE NEXT BIG IDEA pitching competition.

They are looking for the next big idea and there's $10,000 up for grabs.

They are looking for ideas in these categories: Factual Series, Drama, Comedy, Light Entertainment and Factual Entertainment.

The ideas need to be half or one hour series for the domestic TV market, preferably with the potential for the series also to be exported.

A panel of executives from CJZ and Greenstone will judge the ideas.

The overall winner will receive:

� A $10,000 NZD cash prize!

� Assistance in developing the concept.

� A role on the show if commissioned, appropriate to your experience and skills.

� An on-screen credit.

� A share of the sales proceeds.


Go to the and facebook page at for more details

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New NZFC CEO is coming to a town near you!

Posted Tuesday 25 Feb 2014

Dave Gibson gave a presentation to around 200 industry members on Monday 24 February in Auckland as part of a nationwide tour. He shared his views on the direction for the NZFC and he outlined his ideas and strategy on working together. He called for more engagement between the NZFC and the industry and he welcomed discussion on the industry and a path to its successful future, and the role the Film Commission might play in terms of providing leadership and resource. He outlined some immediate changes around the NZFC's involvement in film sales and said he would be beefing up the marketing side of the commission's work and setting up a research facility to capture more information about the industry.

Feedback was very positive and we recommend that WIFT members throughout the country attend the briefings as Dave's tour rolls out over the next couple of weeks.



Friday 28 February, 4pm - 6pm

RSVP by 5pm, Wednesday 26 February

Wellington Film School, 86 Vivian Street, Wellington



Thursday 6 March, 3pm - 5pm

RSVP by 5pm, Friday 28 February

Location TBC depending on numbers



Friday 7 March, 9am - 11am

RSVP by 5pm, Friday 28 February

Location TBC depending on numbers



Friday 7 March, 4pm - 6pm

RSVP by 5pm, Friday 28 February

Location TBC depending on numbers