First NZ Media Fund round opens

Posted Monday 03 Apr 2017

NZ On Air's July funding round, the first under the new NZ Media Fund, has now opened. If you're applying for the Scripted and Factual streams, read on!

Each round NZ On Air will release guidelines specific to that round: this week they released the July 2017 Funding Round Information for Funding Applicants - Scripted and Factual. It tells you what they will be looking for in this round.

Because this is the first round under the new system, NZ On Air has also released a range of documents that provide insight to how the new system works.

Check out all that useful info on the NZ On Air website, and get applying.

The documents are also available in Eric, the online application system, where all applications must be made. You will see them on your company dashboard. Please register your company with Eric well before deadline.

The deadline for this round is 4pm, 1 June.

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Call for Applications: Directing Toolkit with Rob Sarkies

Posted Monday 03 Apr 2017

Want to get a download from acclaimed director Rob Sarkies about how process can keep your project on track, from development to shoot, and stop you tearing your hair out?

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Directing Toolkit Workshop with director Rob Sarkies in Rotorua (April 29-30).

The workshop will cover development process (how to avoid 'development hell' or at least ensure your project comes out the better at the end of it). Process leading to production (script prep, visual prep, storyboards, casting process). Pre-production (rehearsal process, binding your collaborators to the same vision) and practical process on set (scene blocking, working with cast, working with your DP).

What: Directing Toolkit Workshop with Rob Sarkies
When: Saturday 29 April, 9am - 5pm & Sunday 30 April, 9am - 4pm
Where: Rotorua
Cost: Free for DEGNZ members, $100 for non-members

About Rob Sarkies
Rob works across feature films, series television and commercials. His work includes the acclaimed feature Out of the Blue about the Aramoana shootings; Consent, a powerful tele-feature based on Louise Nicholas's fight for justice; Jean, about aviator Jean Batten; buddy comedy Two Little Boys starring Brett McKenzie and Hamish Blake; and NZ classic Scarfies.

For more details and how to apply, check out the DEGNZ website.
Applications close 9am, Tuesday 18 April.