WIFTers stand out in NZOA funding round

Posted Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

It's great to see so many members will receive funding from NZOA for their projects! Well done to all of you!

Greenstone Television receives up to $5,680,000 + Platform contribution relief of $336,000* for Vegas, which is in collaboration with 10,000 Company and Steambox Collective, for TVNZ 2.

Great Southern Television receives up to $5,443,121 + Platform contribution relief of $300,000* for

One Lane Bridge 2, for TVNZ 1.

Black Iris receives up to $374,850 for Waitangi General for M?ori Television.

Imagination Television receives up to $750,284 + Platform contribution relief of $96,000* for Desigining Dreams for Prime.

Rogue Productions receives up to $422,580 + Platform contribution relief of $78,000* for Black Magic, for TVNZ1.

SunPix receives up to $311,832 + Platform contribution relief of $88,000* for The Gangs�12 Years Later, for Three.

Boxed Media receives up to $264,274 for its docuseries The Collective for RNZ.

Occasional Productions receives up to $232,880 + Platform contribution relief of $12,500* for Lease On Life for Prime.

Useful Media receives up to $142,469 + Platform contribution relief of $6,420* for Loko, for New Zealand Herald.

Warner Bros NZ receives up to $1,100,818 + Platform contribution relief of $198,000* for David Lomas Investigates 2, for Three.

Screentime NZ receives  up to $770,236  + Platform contribution relief of $288,000* for I Am� for TVNZ 1.

TVNZ receives up to $573,537 + Platform contribution relief of $472,648* for Country Calendar 2021 for TVNZ 1.

Great Southern Television receives up to $484,922 for NZ Wars: The Stories of Waikato for RNZ.

Ruckus Media receives up to $447,124 + Platform contribution relief of $58,000* for 2 extra episodes of Patrick Gower On�.

Aotearoa Media Collective receives up to $198,000 for Matangireia 2 for RNZ and M?ori Television.

And Able, which creates captions and audio description for hearing and sight impaired audiences will receive almost $4.9m next year, thanks to a Budget 2020 funding boost to NZ On Air, for supporting vital public media platforms and services.

*Qualifying platforms are able to access a one-off Covid relief fund that allows the platform contribution to be reduced by 80%. The above figures show how much funding has been accessed by each project.

 

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Jessica's Tree wins gold at New York Film Festival

Posted Wednesday 22 Jul 2020

We're thrilled to hear that the five-part online video series Jessica's Tree has won a gold award for best web series at the New York International Film Festival. Produced by Alex Reed, written and executive produced by Cass Avery and edited by Margot Francis, the documentary series is an insightful and revealing story about what suicide looks like from the inside, and what you can do to help. It's available to view on the NZ Herald platform.

Click here to watch Jessica's Tree