Record levels of diversity on and behind the camera

Posted Wednesday 27 Nov 2019

And on the brighter side, The New York Times reveals that a Directors Guild of America report has found that for the very first time, 50% of TV episodes in 2018/19 were directed by women or people of colour, a significant increase from 21% five years ago. Frustratingly though, the guild research also found that more than half of first-time directing work went to "series insiders" - people who have different jobs on a show and are given one-off directing assignments as a perk. The report said that group is usually "far less diverse" and such staffers rarely go on to directing careers.



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It's time to nominate a deserving woman for the 2020 WIFT Awards!

Posted Wednesday 27 Nov 2019

A28W9832We're sure you know of some deserving women for this award and now is the time to get nominating! Kirsten Green (pictured right) won the Queenstown Camera Company Craft Award in 2018 - who will receive the Award in 2020?

Click here to nominate!

Nominations close at 3pm on Friday 20 December, 2019.

The biennial WIFT AWARDS will be held on 2 April, 2020, at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland.

Tickets go on sale in the new year.