NZWG at BSS

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

Ouch - sorry about the acronyms! We hope you've all got your tickets to this year's Big Screen Symposium. Check out the details for NZWG's contribution -

The NZWG Writer Showcase web-pages are now live! The writers featured were invited as they were successful Seed Grants recipients, participants in the Script to Screen Writers' Lab Aotearoa, or finalists in the NZWG Unproduced Feature Film Script Competition. There's a few wildcards in there too, writers with exciting things going on.

All the writers have projects to talk about or are keen to talk about what they could bring to yours.

Please check them out  here.

On Friday the 26th September at the Pullman Hotel, Auckland, there will be an opportunity to meet with these writers. If you are in town for the Big Screen Symposium and would like to catch-up with any of them please email steven@nzwritersguild.org.nz and he will schedule the meetings for you.

Meetings will be half an hour each and there will be tea and coffee all day. Plus there's a bar.

Next Up...


Date Change for Ethics Discussion

Posted Tuesday 23 Sep 2014

ETHICS!

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

6-8pm

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 office@wiftnz.org.nz

WIFT members: Free.

Non-members: $15.

WIFT thanks Envy Studios for hosting this event.