Here's a charming film for fans of mysteries, Scrabble and Bill Nighy. We're giving away five double passes to Sometimes, Always, Never, in cinemas from 13 June, 2019. The film stars the aforementioned Bill as Alan, a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael, who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.
Better make your application stand out from the crowd - NZOA says it's gearing up for lots of applications for its July funding round which opens today! In response to industry feedback NZOA is capping the funding committed in this round to ensure there's enough left in the pot for later rounds. Here's how the pie is divided:
Factual: Around $9m available. Genres prioritised in this round include Documentary, Information, Events and Regional Media. Development applications for complex factual projects will be accepted in this round.
Scripted: Around $16m available. Scripted applications for two of the investment strands (Premier and Sustainable) of the Scripted Roadmap will be considered. Development applications for both strands of content development (Mainstream and Diverse) will be considered.
Important dates: Aplication deadline is 30 May at 4pm. Round closes. Applicants notified on 18 July, but this date may be extended at NZ On Air's sole discretion.