The Actors Benevolent Fund is having a Pub Quiz Fundraiser.

Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016

It's going to be a great night with lots of laughs (and a bit of friendly competition). 
Get a team of 6 together and come along and support the Actors Benevolent Fund. 

When: 21st
November, 6pm

Where: Little Easy, Ponsonby Rd

Tickets: $30, includes a house wine or beer.

To book tickets and reserve your team table now - email:

Seeking donations for prizes:

If you or someone you know has a business who might be able to donate goods/services as prizes for this great cause, please do get in touch!

The New Zealand Actors Benevolent Fund is a not-for profit charity established in 2013 to provide assistance to professional performers, both young and old, who, due to injury, illness or disability are unable to work, either temporarily or in some cases for the rest of their lives. Benevolent Funds are a long standing tradition in the Industry in many countries as the irregular nature of acting work means financial security can be a real challenge for those working in it. The Fund is currently in a growth phase- working to raise capital so that grants can be given out sustainably. Thanks for your support!

The facebook event is here:

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Posted Monday 07 Nov 2016

New Blood: Fresh Content

Tuesday 8th November, 7:30-8:30pm, The Classic, AKL - That's TONIGHT!

While a global television renaissance provides an ever-evolving range of content for audiences, there is discontent within our own screen community around a lack of fresh and diverse local stories making it to air.

NZ on Air are responding to the rapidly changing environment by proposing changes the funding model for scripted projects, to take effect in July 2017. They are currently seeking feedback.

What is the future of NZ television storytelling, or what could it be?

This month STS bring together a panel who have made waves on and off the air in 2016, to talk about what they've learnt developing stories for television, their journeys getting content on air, and their visions for the future of NZ TV.

Come and join writer/director Gerard Johnstone (TERRY TEO), director Kiel McNaughton and producer Kerry Warkia (THIS IS PIKI) and writer Shoshana McCallum (ANIMALS) in a discussion chaired by Spinoff journalist and critic Duncan Grieve.

Tues 8 November 2016, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, 7pm drinks, 7:30-8:30pm talk. $5 koha appreciated.

Join everyone for a drink beforehand and stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on STS!

TERRY TEO - Written and directed by Gerard Johnstone, TERRY TEO follows the young crook turned detective on a mission to avenge his father's murder. The 80s comic book hero is back!

THIS IS PIKI - Brown Sugar Apple Grunt's latest production THIS IS PIKI is a drama series about a talented young woman's journey to find her identity within her wh?nau, the M?ori world and Aotearoa. Directed by Kiel McNaughton and produced by Kerry Warkia and Lara Northcroft.

ANIMALS - Created by Shoshana McCallum and developed with Peter Salmon and Aidee Walker, ANIMALS is a TV pilot about three women who are holding on too tightly to their personal idea of happiness rather than following their hearts. Just when the decisions they make start to really matter.