Safety Compliance Information Evening

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

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

Simply go to

Click on 'Get Tickets'

Enter 'WIFT' under Promotional Code and voila!


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


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.


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.

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Competition Time! (4)

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

The 5th annual Short Screenplay Contest run by Kansas City WIFT has a final deadline of Feb. 1, 2016.

All members of a Women in Film chapter get a discount on their entry fee. Please see  The final judges include Morgan Dameron of Bad Robot Productions, Kevin Willmott ("Chi-Raq"), and Kerri Yost of the Citizen Jane Institute and Film Festival.

The contest has 2 goals: (1) Encourage more women to write screenplays. (2) Encourage all writers to develop female protagonists. To accomplish these goals, they offer 2 prizes:

$1,000 for Best Screenplay by a Female Writer (or writing team)

$500 for Best Female Protagonist (open to both men and women who can also vie for the top prize)

So if you are sitting at the beach wondering where to pitch that screenplay - give this a go!