New role for NZOA chief Jane Wrightson

Posted Sunday 10 Nov 2019

Long-serving New Zealand On Air chief executive Jane Wrightson will be leaving the funding agency in January to take up a new role as the Retirement Commissioner. Jane has led NZOA for 12 years and transformed it from broadcast-focused local content to a strategic public media agency supporting a huge range of local content and music on many different platforms. Jane has overseen the funding of over 12,000 hours of screen content in her current stint, plus thousands of music videos and other media, and particularly championed three platforms: children's ad-free site HEIHEI, as well as NZ On Screen and sister site AudioCulture - lively ongoing showcases of NZ screen and music, and the -connecting Pacific peoples with their roots. All the best with the new role Jane!

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Wellington named a UNESCO City Of Film

Posted Sunday 10 Nov 2019

Take a bow, Wellingtonions! Your city has just been named an official City of Film by UNESCO, joining just 17 other cities that hold the prestigious designation. Part of UNESCO's Creative Cities network, Wellington was one of 66 new cities to join the 246-strong network which recognises cities that put emphasis on developing their creative sectors within music, arts and folk crafts, design, cinema, literature, digital arts or gastronomy. Wellington joined this year's other Cities of Film, Mumbai (India), Potsdam (Germany), Valladolid (Spain) and Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina).