Check out these useful online discussions on the Screen Strategy and innovative business responses to Covid-19

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2020

Hear from some of the key members of the Screen Strategy 2030 Facilitation Group including WIFT member Rachael Antony at this Auckland Screen Alliance online session. Topics to be covered include outlining potential opportunities for the screen industry, how the industry will work in a COVID-19 environment, and how businesses across the sector could work collaboratively to make the Strategy a living, breathing guide for sector growth. You'll have the opportunity to ask questions of people who were on the team that created the Screen Strategy 2030: Janette Searle of the Screen Sector Strategy Group, Rachael Antony of Greenstone TV, and David Wilks of Weta Workshop.

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Meanwhile you can catch previous sessions including this one on how some Auckland businesses used innovation to keep working
during the lockdown. Speakers include Rebekah Kelly, Executive Producer at Finch, Lanita Ririnui, Kaikkiri Kaupapa Content Commissioner at Maori TV, Kathryn Burnett, Screen Writer and Workshop Creator and Mike Urban, Founder & Managing Director of The Rebel Fleet.

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Wifters selected for MAP Screen Development: Producer Training course

Posted Wednesday 13 May 2020

We were thrilled to see so many members among the 12 screen producers of M?ori, Pasifika and Pan-Asian heritage selected for a new screen development programme created to address the need for more culturally diverse producers in the NZ screen industry. Well done to Abba-Rose Dinah Vaiaoga-IoasaAngela Cudd, Nicole Horan, Vea Mafile'o, Maria Tanner, Pachali Brewster, Hweiling Ow and Kim Webby. The course is culturally significant as the first of its kind in Aotearoa NZ.

It's funded by the NZ Film Commission and NZ On Air and led by Sue Maslin and David Court from Australia's prestigious Compton School; Ng? Aho Whakaari (M?ori in Screen Production), PASC (Pan Asian Screen Collective) and key members of the Pasifika screen community collaborated to form MAP (M?ori Asian Pasifika) Screen Development and created the MAP Screen Development: Producer Training course. 

Click to read more and see all the successful candidates