Super jobs for September

Posted Monday 02 Sep 2019

Creative producer
M?ori Television

Lighthouse Digital
Radio New Zealand
M?ori Television
Two Bearded Men
Shotover Media
Allied Press

Digital content assistant role at TVNZ

Posted Monday 02 Sep 2019

TVNZ has alerted us to an exciting opportunity in the organisation, and asked us to share. Here's what they have to say about it:

What's the job?
To support the Digital Content team across multiple functions, with particular focus on scheduling and publishing. Ensu…

What Amazon content is all about

Posted Monday 02 Sep 2019

As Amazon increases its presence in the global market, this interview with Georgia Brown, Director European Original Series for Amazon Studios, from the recent Edinburgh TV Festival will give you some useful information about the wider vision for Amazon content.


Byrne's blistering McTaggart lecture on screen industry

Posted Monday 02 Sep 2019

Dorothy Byrne, the head of news for the UK's Channel 4, delivered a witty and at times blistering MacTaggart Lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival, covering sexual harassment in the industry, the importance of TV news in challenging politicians, and the impact of the menop…


Japanese shorts feature at Show Me Shorts

Posted Monday 02 Sep 2019


The Show Me Shorts Film Festival is spotlighting Japanese culture, featuring seven Japanese short films in the upcoming 2019 Show Me Shorts Film Festival. They are Prowler by Toshiharu Yaegashi, The Broom by Yo Kohatsu, Little Miss Sumo by Matt Kay, Boze by …


VIDEO SLOT Loading Docs Power

Posted Monday 02 Sep 2019

The Loading Docs 'Power' collection is now available, and many Wifters are involved! Grab a cuppa, get comfortable and watch them all at the link below. Loading Docs is all about celebrating New Zealand perspectives on world issues, and you'll find works on Kiwi i…


New speakers and programmes announced for WIFTI summit and The Power of Inclusion summit

Posted Monday 02 Sep 2019

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More exciting news from the NZ Film Commission! The summits are only one month away (2 -4 October) and further programme details and more speakers have just been announced.

WIFTI summit (Wednesday 2 October)
Women in Film and Television International is hosting …

Festivals to offer childcare

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019


A group called Parenting at Film Festivals raised money for "Le Ballon Rouge's" childcare at the Cannes FIlm Festival this year via a crowdfunding campaign. Now, the group has announced that, thanks to its collaboration and guidance, three other major film fests - V…

SAE Auckland introduces new selection criteria for 2020

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019


It's great to see that SAE Auckland received a Category 1 (the highest possible appraisal) in the recent External Evaluation and Review (EER) report from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). SAE has also recently announced new selection criteria for students applying to…


How valuable is experience when producing movies?

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019

Here's a question for producers: does having a lot of films under your belt guarantee the success of your next film? Screen industry datahound Stephen Follows crunched the numbers to reveal some very interesting statistics on the success rates of veteran and newbie producers,…


Deaf actor and female-heavy crew make Foam stand out from the crowd

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019


Support your fellow Wifters! Producer Samantha Dutton, director of photography Nina Wells and first assistant camera Ainsley Calderwood are crowdfunding for Foam, a short film by writer/director/editor Grace Hood-Edwards. We're so pleased to hear that the crew is mostly female, with all core c…

Barr and Hawkins take TVNZ commissioner roles

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019

Congratulations to Steve Barr and Britta Hawkins who are two of the four new TVNZ content commissioners! Here's a bit more about the commissioners and what they'll be doing in their new roles.

The Local Content team is responsible for the development, commissioning and in…


NZ On Air and Te Mangai Paho join forces to invest $4m in compelling Maori language content

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019

Calling all creatives! These two funding agencies are seeking innovative factual proposals in 20-30% Te Reo M?ori that will engage sizeable audiences in an informative and inclusive way, as well as present a wide range of diverse M?ori perspectives. The NZ On Air an…


Celebrate NZ's cinematography success

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019

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We know Wifters like a good party, so here's your chance to indulge in a glamorous one! Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 NZCS Awards Gala Dinner, an occasion to celebrate how much New Zealand cinematographers have achieved in the past …

Wallace joins NZOA Music team

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019

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We're thrilled to hear that Ash Wallace has been appointed as NZOA's Music Promoter for content. Ash will handle all content creation and music communications from the Auckland office, and has come to NZ On Air after working for APRA AMCOS in membership and e…

Here's what you need to know about the NZOA December funding round

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019

Yes, it's that time already! The last NZ On Air funding round for 2019 is upon us - here's what you need to know.

- Factual projects that deal with climate change. NZOA has approximately $1.5m to support one or two high-end documentary …

Standing on the Shoulders Suffrage125 exhibition

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019


To mark last year's Suffrage125 commemorations, Ng? Taonga made a seriously cool exhibition - and they're rightly proud of it! The Standing on the Shoulders... exhibition features 125 incredible w?hine who helped make the the country a better place. It's a permanent online me…

Programming assistants wanted for MWFF

Posted Wednesday 04 Sep 2019

The Melbourne Women's Film Festival is looking for up to four Programming Assistants for volunteer rolesof between 15-20 hours during September-October. Hours are casual/flexible and work can be completed remotely. The roles report to the Festival Coordinators and Festival Director. Programming Assistants are responsible…


Climate change theme for Mobile Film Festival

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

The Mobile Film Festival is back with the rules that made it famous: 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film. This year the theme is 'act now on climate change'. Be in to win awards including best director and best screenplay, and special grants to h…


Tickets and programme now available for Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

Four hundred films and one hundred events over five days... if you happen to be in the UK in November, go and indulge in the fabulous Aesthetica Short Film Festival! This BAFTA-qualifying festival runs from 6-10 November, 2019 and is a great opportunity to …


Wifters world premieres at Show Me Shorts

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

We were thrilled to see that four WIFT members films are making their world premier at the upcoming Show Me Shorts festival! Congratulations to Jaya Beach-Robertson with her film TIP, Cathy MacDonald with #Collapsingempire, Rachel Ross with Number Two and Vanessa Wells with Te Wh…


NZFC seeks development executive

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

The New Zealand Film Commission is looking for a development executive to cover parental leave from mid-November 2019 through to the end of August 2020. The development executive plays a key role in supporting the development and production of long form screen content in…


Meet TV series cinematographer go-to guy Dave Perkal

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

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Cinematographer Dave Perkal ASC is in New Zealand to shoot Cowboy Bebop and the NZ Cinematographers Society has lassoed him in for an informal chat tonight! Perkal's talent for fast-paced camera work has made him the go-to DP for numerous series such as C

NZOA backs Asian comedy helmed by Wifters

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

It's great to hear that Wifters are among those NZ On Air is backing in its bid to support more Asian and Pasifika voices. We're looking forward to seeing the work of Mingjian Cui, Selena Joe and Liz Di Fiore in Inked, a coming-of-age comedy-d…


Imagezone seeks office administrator and rental coordinator

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

The team at Auckland's Imagezone are looking for an office administrator / rental coordinator. Here's their job description for this permanent full-time role:

If you worked for us, THIS is what you would have done last month...
� Juggled concurrent multiple tasks like a…

The Social is online now

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019


We're pleased to hear from producer Liv McClymont that The Social has been released! One of the funded series of Someday Stories, The Social is a coming of age drama set in New Zealand in 2008, about a teenage boy navigating the social pressu…


Crazy Rich Asians screenwriter quits over pay disparity

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

The female co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich Asians has quit the sequel over an alleged pay disparity with a male colleague. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Adele Lim exited the project last year after allegedly being offered hundreds of thousands less than her colleague, Peter Chiarelli.


Rehearsal and performance workshop with Caroline Bell-Booth

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

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Here's a great opportunity to further polish your directing skills. Director Caroline Bell-Booth (pictured above) will moderate DEGNZ-hosted Rehearsal & Performance workshops in Christchurch, Auckland and Welllington this month. The Rehearsal & Performance series provides regular opportunities for directors and actors to practis…

Help Marbrook finish Loimata by giving it a BOOST!

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019


In Loimata, Kiwi filmmaker Anna Marbrook honours the last journey of the great waka maker, sailor, voyager and mentor,  Ema Siope (pictured above). At six feet tall, with incredible strength, gender-fluid Ema was one of the few women in the world who could c…

Assistant technical director role at Weta Digital

Posted Monday 16 Sep 2019

Does this sound like you? Assistant Technical Directors form a flexible workforce that operates across a variety of departments. ATDs are responsible for providing support to the more senior Technical Directors, production, and other departments in all aspects of the Weta pipeline. Typically 3d generali…


Online tool helps you find your Narrative Muse

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

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If you're looking for more movies and books by women and non-binary people, look no further than this Wift member's latest project! Brough Johnson has co-founded Narrative Muse, a NZ-made platform created to connect audiences with women authors' and filmmakers' work and foster a…

Four projects selected for Scripted series drama development

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

Congratulations to four members whose scripted series projects have been awarded funding from NZ On Air and the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC). We're looking forward to seeing the work of Shoshana McCallum, Robin Scholes, Kelly Martin and Desray Armstrong whose projects will receive $8…


Have your say in this short NZOA survey

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

This NZ On Air survey only takes one minute to fill in and will mean your voice is heard for the good of the screen industry! The government is reforming New Zealand's vocational training sector. Vocational training includes the learning that happens at schools…


VIDEO SLOT Super Special

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2019


Today's video slot is Super Special, an ao M?ori film co-written and directed by Ashley Williams. The film had 150,000 views on the first day of its release (Monday 16 September)! Super Special is about an 11 year old female coming of ag…


Nga Taonga Sound and Vision moves to the National Library building

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2019


Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision's Wellington office staff have been busy carefully packing up all their stuff over the past few weeks in preparation for their move to new offices within Wellington's National Library Building on Monday, 23 September.
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Hear industry leaders debate the case for inclusion in the boardroom at the WIFTI and Power of Inclusion summits

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

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The WIFTI and Power of Inclusion summits are only two weeks away (2-4 October, Auckland). Be a part of this vital event and attend ground breaking sessions such as Changing the Narrative in the Boardroom, where Industry Leaders including Tilane Jones (ARRAY…

Spectacular September jobs

Posted Tuesday 17 Sep 2019

Policy adviser

Images & Sound
Top TV trading as Choice TV

New venue and new host for Huawei NZ TV Awards

Posted Wednesday 18 Sep 2019

The Huawei New Zealand Television Awards are back in 2019 with a new host and a new Gala venue. Fresh from her recent stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, comedian Alice Snedden (pictured below) will host this year's ceremony (Alice is the 2018 New Zeal…


Emmy Award winning showrunner to headline 2019 SPADA conference

Posted Wednesday 18 Sep 2019


Exciting news from SPADA: Jenji Kohan, creator of the award-winning Netflix drama Orange Is The New Black, will be headlining this year's SPADA Conference! A Los Angeles native, Kohan (pictured above) is an award- winning writer, producer and showrunner with a screen career spanning …


World Congress of Science and Factual Producers 2019 schedule now live

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019


The World Congress of Science & Factual Producers is where science, history and natural history content creators and executives gather to share and explore future trends in factual production! This year's Congress is in Tokyo, one of the world's coolest cities. Prepare for unforgettable experi…


Fulltime film lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019

The School of English, Film, Theatre and Media Studies at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for a permanent position as Lecturer in Film, to begin in 2020. The appointee will have the opportunity to contribute to a vibrant critical and creative program in …


Writer Abi King-Jones on what sparked her creativity

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019


Check out The Big Idea's interview with Wellington based writer, Abi King-Jones, the 2019 recipient of Toi P?neke Arts Centre's Write Room Wellington Screenwriter's Residency. Now in the final weeks of the residency, Abi is working hard to bring her script Out…

Master the art of scriptwriting at the IIML

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019


Calling all scriptwriters: applications are now open for the Masters in Scriptwriting course at the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington. Points to note: an undergraduate degree is not always necessary if the applicant has sufficient experience and relocation to Wellington …

Showcase your knowledge at the NZWG pub quiz fundraiser

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019


We know you love film and TV, so here's your chance to show off everything you know about it! Join the New Zealand Writers Guild for a riotous evening of fun at the second annual pub quiz fundraiser! Enter your team of eight, or just…

Wifters feature in NZOA funding for children's content

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019

NZOA has confirmed just under $12.5 million in funding for a raft of new screen and music content for new and returning shows for broadcast on TVNZ 2, and for the funded ad-free children's platform HEIHEI. We're glad to see many Wifters are involved …


NZOA funds Wifters telling unique NZ stories

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019

Watch out for more Wifters' work onscreen soon! NZ On Air's September funding round will support Black Hands, which will depict the month leading up to the 1994 Bain family murders through the eyes of the victims and the accused. Set to screen on TVN…


Cinematography buffs this film is for you!

Posted Monday 30 Sep 2019

Get a rare insight into the creative mids of a very diverse bunch of filmmakers. Catch the feature-length documentary Moving Pictures - Filmmakers and the Art of Cinematography at this free screening presented by the NZ Cinematographers Society and ARRI Australia. Created using footage coll…