A Matter of Fact(ual): join this online discussion with NZOA, platforms and filmmakers

Posted Wednesday 25 Nov 2020

Applications to NZ On Air's recently released Factual RFP for Pan-Asian Creatives open on Thursday 10 December 2020. In anticipation, PASC Executive Committee member Shuchi Kothari leads A Matter of Fact(ual), an online discussion with commissioners and funders about the RFP worth $2M of contestable funds, its objectives, and issues of collaboration, content and delivery.

Scheduled for Monday, 7 December at 6pm, filmmakers and prospective applicants will have the opportunity to hear first hand from NZ On Air and platforms such as TVNZ, M?ori Television, RNZ, Re:News, Stuff and The Spinoff about the type of projects they're keen to support.

"This RFP represents the most significant opportunity for Pan-Asian factual storytellers thus far," said Shuchi Kothari. "We appreciate that the RFP builds capacity for Asian screen practitioners and broadens the meaning of 'Asian stories'. The focus is on robust and equitable collaborations that don't pigeonhole people's ambitions."

"We really encourage Pan-Asian creatives to take advantage of this opportunity. We are committed to seeing more authentic stories on screen that reflect the many different faces and perspectives of Aotearoa," said NZ On Air Chief Executive Cameron Harland.

The discussion is open to anyone and will be streamed live here on PASC's official Facebook page

P?tai and other queries about the RFP may be posed via this link.

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Costume designer Liz McGregor up for AACTA award

Posted Wednesday 25 Nov 2020

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We're thrilled to hear that Liz McGregor has received an Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts nomination for Best Costume Design in Television 2020 for The New Legends of Monkey Season 2. This is quite an achievement because, as the show's producer Rachel Gardner says, family/kids shows are very rarely nominated for that category.

We'd just like to point out that in 2018 Liz was nominated for an NZTV Award for her work on season one of this show, an AACTA in 2019 and she won a Daytime Emmy for it in 2019.

Way to go Liz!