Screen industry waiting on collective bargaining details

Posted Sunday 23 Jun 2019

Screen industry workers will be looking forward to hearing the nitty-gritty details of how the new collective bargaining law will actually play out. The Government has announced it will introduce a new law to allow film industry workers to collectively bargain from next year, but striking will be illegal and the controversial "Hobbit" law will not be repealed. Speaking on behalf of screenwriters, executive director of New Zealand Writers Guild Alice Shearman said the ability to stabilise economic and working rights through collective agreements will be career enhancing and stimulate industry growth. "It has been a long time coming for screenwriters to benefit from enforceable terms and conditions in their contracts." Details such as the dispute resolution process and who exactly will be covered are to be worked out over the coming months.

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Catch the Varda retrospective at NZIFF

Posted Sunday 23 Jun 2019


Here's a treat for French New Wave film fans! The New Zealand International Film Festival is screening a retrospective celebrating the life and work of filmmaking pioneer Agn�s Varda. Varda's experimental features are seminal works of feminist cinema, French New Wave and neorealist filmmaking. Her contributions to cinema have been widely applauded, especially since her last autobiographical documentary premiered at the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival, shortly followed by her passing away in March at the age of 90.

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