Artist Residency Available

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

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Auckland Council are seeking applications from film-makers(and other artists) for their 2016 residency. The deal is free accommodation and a modest weekly artist's fee in return for some new and original work; flavoured somewhat by the park, or by the experience of living in the park.

This year the options are a slightly shabby but remarkable cliffside bach at Anawhata with views to die for (but no mains power - just solar and gas  which is a little tricky I know) and a mod bach (with power) on the foreshore of our new park Te Rau Puriri (South Head).

All the information and application material can be found here www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/arts click on artists in residence thumbnail

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Safety Compliance Information Evening

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

WIFT members get free tickets to attend this Safety Compliance Information evening.

Simply go to http://tinyurl.com/qhmj935

Click on 'Get Tickets'

Enter 'WIFT' under Promotional Code and voila!

SCREEN ADVERTISING SAFETY COMPLIANCE - INFORMATION NIGHT

WHEN: 6.30pm, Tuesday 9th February 2016

WHERE: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall - 487 Dominion Rd, Balmoral

COST: Free to WIFT members.  Enter 'WIFT ' Promotional Code

TICKETS: http://tinyurl.com/qhmj935

New NZ Health & Safety legislation comes into affect in April 2016.  It means positive steps towards safer work practises for us all, and also poses challenges for advertising production (including Client, Agency, Production Company AND crew) .

EVERYONE has non transferable responsibilities to ensure safe work practises for themselves and those around them on all productions.

There are significant penalties for non compliance - up to $600,000 for individuals and $5m for companies, as well as jail time.

A set can be shut down at any time if active safety compliance cannot be demonstrated.

YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOUR SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AND HOW TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE.

New Zealand Advertising Producers Group (NZAPG) are hosting an Information Evening in cooperation with CAANZ, ANZA, Techo's Guild, Screensafe & Film Auckland to provide information to help you with safety compliance.

There will also be an update from ScreenSafe on the progress of the new Safety Code of Practise.

The new NZ Worksafe Reform Act broadens the scope of health and safety and significantly increases penalties for breaches. Most importantly, it creates a new responsible entities including "Officers" and the "Person Controlling a Business or Undertaking" (PCBU). These categories cover key people from all organisations involved in advertising screen production: Client, Agency, Producer, Production Company AND technicians and suppliers.

For detailed information on the NZ Worksafe Reform Act click  here

Numbers are limited so get it quick to ensure a ticket to this important industry event.