Producers offer valuable insight into global film packaging and financing trends

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017

Members with a feature film to package and finance next year, this event is for you. Producers who benefited from the NZFC PITA Fund will be sharing the knowledge they gained at market. The PITA Fund programme assists producers to travel to key international markets where they can advance the packaging and financing of their film projects. Join the Wellington or Auckland discussion about global film packaging and financing trends!

Click here for Auckland tickets

When: Monday 4 December, 4.00 - 5.30pm

Where: Studio One, 1 Ponsonby Road, Grey Lynn

Click here for Wellington tickets

When: Wednesday 13 December 4.00 - 5.30pm

Where: Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki Street, Te Aro

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Wisdom from WIFTers on gender bias

Posted Monday 27 Nov 2017

Hot off the press! There's a great story on Stuff.co.nz about gender bias in the New Zealand screen industry. After picking our own Patricia Watson's brains, Christchurch-based entertainment reporter Jack van Beynen interviewed cinematographer Ginny Loane, filmmaker Fiona Samuel, head tutor at the New Zealand Film and Television School in Wellington Ness Simons, and filmmaker Gaylene Preston. So, why are women underrepresented in the screen industry, van Beynen asks. Loane has a simple answer: "I've heard all the arguments in the book. 'Women aren't there, I can't find them.' Well, actually they're just behind that group of white men who are all putting their hands up."

Read the story here