Posted Friday 21 Jul 2017
Big round of applause to WIFT members Notable Pictures, Screentime New Zealand, Great Southern Television, Attitude Pictures, Diva Productions, Greenstone TV, Cabrikaan Productions and A C Productions...
They've all just received funding to tell a wide range of Kiwi stories, in NZ On Air's first funding round under the NZ Media Fund's Factual stream.
We're also pleased to note that in the Scripted stream, a heartening 12 new dramas received development funding this round - that's a power of new work coming through. On the production front, congratulations to South Pacific Pictures, who received funding in the Scripted stream.
NZ On Air's NZ Media Fund, which came into being on 1 July this year, invests in public media for many audiences on a range of platforms. The first funding round has just been decided, the first time NZ On Air has considered television, radio and online projects on a level playing field.
Factual content supported in this round covers topics as diverse as popular music, history, politics, health, natural history, te ao M?ori and stories from the fringes of society.
Content supported in this round will be available on a variety of mainstream and specialist platforms.