Date Change for Ethics Discussion

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014


Tuesday 7th October - note new date!

Mark your diary for a stimulating panel discussion. DATE CHANGED!

Envy Studios, Level 2, 55 Anzac Avenue Auckland City

Tues 7th October


PLEASE NOTE: Due to scheduling conflicts of our panellists for the ETHICS session, we are sorry to advise we have had to reschedule the session.

The new date is the 7th of October. Very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

We have an inspiring and informative panel in store, it will be well worth attending!

Come along to our Panel Discussion for an insight into the process of editorial decision making - from selecting subjects to scripting, shooting, editing and the matter of informed consent, right of approval, tensions between subjects and network expectations.

Should NZ producers set a standard and operate with an ethics clause in their contracts?

Do the ethical standards apply to online content?

Covering a wide range of issues that affect film-makers working in news, factual, documentary, docu-drama and reality television genres.

Panel to be chaired by:

Julia Parnell - Company Director and Producer, Notable Pictures.

An award-winning producer of film and TV documentaries, in the 9 years Julia has been an independent producer she has created a diverse range of projects including the renowned comedy series Wayne Anderson: Singer of Songs, sports factual series Ng?ti NRL and factual series and documentaries Relocated Mountains, Riki Ellison The Defender, Henare O'Keefe, Both Worlds and Prime Rocks: The Exponents.

Most recently Julia has extended her repertoire into drama producing four short films and spent more time in the field directing the documentaries Restoring Hope and Rethinking Rehab as well as episodes of Both Worlds.

Panel Participants will include:

Clare Bradley - Legal Counsel, MediaWorks.

Clare Bradley is a practising lawyer. Her background is in commercial litigation. She joined TV3 in March 2000 and took up the role of Company Secretary upon the public listing of MediaWorks in July 2004. She provides general legal services to Radio & Television and is responsible for regulatory compliance across the group.

Kathryn Graham - Popular Factual, Children's and Maori Commissioner at Television NZ.

Kath Graham has worked for a variety of production companies in numerous capacities and at both Maori Television and TVNZ. Her current post as Commissioning Editor at TVNZ has her contributing her expertise to a vast breadth of productions.

Kay Ellmers - Managing Director of T?manako Productions.

Kay is currently in production for M?ori Television with:

"Kia Mau!" - new childrens series, "Marae Kai Masters" series 2, and "Wh?nau 2014". In 2013 she produced "M?haro" Series  8 and "Marae Kai Masters" series 1 for M?ori Television.

Her critically acclaimed documentary "He Toki Huna: NZ in Afghanistan" delivered to M?ori Television - also ran as a feature length version at last year's NZ Film Festival. It was the winner  of the Moa award for Best Editing (documentary) at the 2013 Film Awards.

She has produced everything from talk shows to educational videos across her career. As a freelance director she has produced numerous shows, documentaries and educational programmes.

RSVPs essential to

WIFT members: Free.

Non-members: $15.

WIFT thanks Envy Studios for hosting this event.



Next Up...

FIlms from the Archive Screening in Auckland tonight!

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, Auckland is presenting 2 film archival screenings this week

(formerly The Film Archive -  more about our new name here)

A colourful history of NZ Gaming Through Time

and Classic Ponsonby rediscovered through Film - as part of Auckland Council's Heritage Festival

Archival film screening from Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision

Tuesday 23 September 2014

6pm - 7:30pm FREE.

AUT City Campus. Room WG126, Level 1, Sir Paul Reeves Building (WG)

NZ Gaming Through Time

Join us for a moving image screening of some of the highlights of early computer gaming history and development in New Zealand.

NZ Gaming Through Time will include TV commercials promoting early computers, documentaries, Atari demos and some game play and footage including Hawkquest, Laserhawk & Xevious.

New Zealand's digital video game history includes a significant quantity of locally-written software titles from the late 70s and 1980s as well as some local production of consoles, handhelds, and arcade games from the same period.  Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision (formerly The Film Archive) is developing a game archive and has been aware of the 'institutional gap' in this country for several years, with regard to the lack of representation of video games & early computer games within national cultural collections. Our collection focuses on New Zealand material, and presently includes  a sampling of examples from the earliest games beginning in the late 70s up to the latest platforms of the present day.

Background: Ng? Taonga is acquiring and preserving working examples of software and hardware across the range of formats and platforms that represent the variety that was available and played on amongst the NZ fan communities. We have focussed on the early period, from the late 70?s up through the 80?s, due to the scarcity of original still-working examples. Coupled with the games and their hardware, we are also collecting supportive documentation like computer programmes, graphical artwork, fanzines, packaging and promotion material. Our other intention is to record some oral histories with early NZ game developers and with some of the key retro-game collectors.

(If you have game material that you would like to donate or to make enquiries about, please contact Shane Farrow, Collection Developer and Video Games Project Leader at Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision