Job opportunities, yesiree

Posted Monday 03 Apr 2017

Communications Adviser (Audio Visual), Bougainville
VSA (Volunteer Services Abroad) wants someone to assist New Dawn FM to produce quality audio and visual programming, to inform open discussion of political and social issues in Bougainville.

Rialto Film Channel is looking for a uniquely talented individual to effectively manage key programming aspects of the business.

Production Manager
Omnicron, a leading Auckland creative video production agency, is seeking a full-time Production Manager.

Senior Producer - Live Events
BRAVO Productions design and produce live corporate events for New Zealand and international brands. They work on stage, on screen and online in New Zealand and offshore. They are on the hunt for a Senior Producer for their Auckland operation.

Co-General Manager/Business Development Manager
Bats Theatre, Wellington's coolest theatre, is looking for a business minded person who loves the arts.

Afternoon Announcer / News - Radio Dunedin
Radio Dunedin is looking for an experienced on-air personality with a passion for local news for a rare opportunity. If you can create magical content on air, are savvy with pre-recording a great and locally focused afternoon show, as well as having great attention to detail - they want to hear from you!

On Air Coordinator
Bravo has an exciting opportunity to be part of their on-air creative team. From scheduling off-peak promos, managing delivery and organisation of assets from international teams, to adapting promos for NZ broadcast, this position requires someone who is highly organised, has an eye for detail and able to juggle priorities with ease.

Channel Co-ordinator - Affiliate Channels
SKY TV is looking for a passionate and highly organised person to join their Entertainment Content Team in a full time role. Key responsibilities include co-ordination and input of linear and VOD schedules for channels, overseeing EPG team administration and much more.

Bravo TV - On-air Coordinator
This position co-ordinates the workflow of the on-air promotions department for Bravo TV New Zealand.

Commercial Placement Coordinator
Mediaworks is looking for someone to place commercials into their schedules, as part of the Inventory Department in Sales. Must have exceptional time management skills, be methodical, and a fanatic for detail and accuracy.

Video Journalist
Autonomous role for Australian Associated Press, based in Christchurch, with a goal of capturing dynamic video footage with text stories provided as support. Full-time role.

Motion Content Editor & Colourist
Clemenger Group is looking for an editor who has a proven talent for storytelling to join their multi-disciplinary motion team. The role is a multi-skilled, multi-discipline role that requires skill and creativity, a strong knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of the post-production pipeline.

On Air Controller
SKY TV is looking for an On Air Controller to join the team & take overall responsibility for the play-out of single or multiple channels as assigned.

AV Tech/Digital Advertising Display Tech/Vacancies in Christchurch & Auckland
Seeking competent, reliable and enthusiastic people to join our team in servicing and maintaining Digital Advertising Displays for our High End clients that expect the absolute best in service and performance. Experienced AV Tech type people would have a great skill set to apply for this position, but aptitude and enthusiasm is highly regarded and a lack of experience shouldn't put you off applying!

Video Producer
Les Mills is looking for a Producer to work with on a project by project basis. You will have a passion for creating great video content, and be bursting with ideas on how to take their video presentations to the next level.

Hotel AV Technician
Are you a passionate and experienced AV Technician looking for your next career step? Join the Auckland Conventions Technical Sales team to support the delivery of events at the Heritage Hotel, Grand Millennium Auckland Hotel and Waipuna Hotel and Conference Centre.

Production Manager
MediaWorks is looking for a Production Manager for a fast-paced show. You'll be across the daily shoot planning & scheduling, liaising with multiple actors agents, music labels and international media opportunities and helping to manage the team.

Line Producer - Jono & Ben
You'll be across nearly every aspect of the show as the Producer's right hand, wearing multiple hats on a daily basis from finance master to HR/legal overseer to overall team manager. This role needs someone level-headed, quick-thinking, flexible with strong communication skills and a great sense of humour!




Next Up...

The Breaker Upperers begins principal photography

Posted Monday 03 Apr 2017

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Congratulations to WIFTNZers Jackie van Beek, Carthew Neal, Ainsley Gardner and Georgina Conder - their comedy feature film, The Breaker Upperers, has just begun principal photography in Auckland (March 31). And van Beek hopes it might establish a new way of working for the industry as well...

The Breaker Upperers is written and will be directed by van Beek and Madeleine Sami (above), who will also play the lead roles of Jen and Mel, a pair of cynical misfits who earn a living by breaking up unhappy couples for cash. Australian comedian Celia Pacquola joins the cast, along with Kiwi favourites including Rima Te Wiata, Cohen Holloway and Nic Sampson. This feature also marks the return to the big screen of actor James Rolleston, who joins the cast playing a young man desperately in need of the pair's services to break up with his overbearing girlfriend Sepa (played by newcomer Ana Scotney).

Sami and van Beek are looking forward to shooting the feature, which at its core tells the story of two woman working out life's many twists and turns, and choosing their own path rather than one prescribed to them. 

"When Jackie came to me with this premise, I loved it," says Sami. "After years of workshops, raising kids (Jackie not me), maintaining long-distance relationships (me not Jackie) and hours of writing in cafes all over Auckland, it's exciting to have the opportunity to bring this story to life with the help of our talented cast and crew."

"After being friends for so long, Madeleine and I thought it might be time to convince the world to let us co-write, co-direct and co-star in our own movie. And now we have an amazing team of people supporting us to do just that!" adds van Beek. "Most of our key cast and crew are women, which feels exciting. And many of our heads of department are job-sharing in order to fulfill their filmmaking ambitions whilst also raising families. If this film helps to establish this model as a popular way of working, I'll be extremely happy."

The Breaker Upperers will be produced by Carthew Neal (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Tickled), Ainsley Gardner (Boy, Eagle v Shark) and Georgina Conder (Free in Deed, Consent) under the Piki and Miss Conception Films banner. Taika Waititi (Boy, What We Do In The Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) is acting as executive producer.

"I'm so happy that our second Piki film is going into production," says Waititi. "Madeleine and Jackie are two of the smartest and funniest people I know and I can't wait to see what they do with this hilarious script. Women are hugely under-represented in the film industry so I'm very proud that two of our best comedians, who just happen to be women, are getting to make their movie. I'm also particularly over the moon that we get to see James Rolleston in front of the camera again."

The Breaker Upperers will be made with investment by The New Zealand Film Commission, Wallace Productions and Department of Post. The film will be distributed in New Zealand by Madman Entertainment and Piki, and in Australia by Madman Entertainment in 2018.

Follow the film's progress on Facebook.