Screenrights announces $295k funding for New Voices

Posted Tuesday 15 Sep 2020

Screenrights has announced a record seven projects, including two New Zealand initiatives, will be supported by its 2020 Cultural Fund. The total funding amount increased from $250K to $295K for this year's initiatives, submitted around the focus of 'New Voices'.

Among the five recipients that will each receive $45,000 are two New Zealand projects:

Script to Screen | Te Tari Tuhi Kupu A Whakaahua, who will run a three-stage Paerangi program that finds new voices in remote regions of New Zealand, and gives isolated and inexperienced aspiring filmmakers the tools to develop a captivating story for screen;

Bay of Islands-based Tai Huri Films, for a training and skill development workshop for rangatahi M?ori aged 15-25 to explore cultural narratives using the art of cinematic storytelling.

Screenrights is a non-profit member organisation that provides rights and royalty management services to the screen industry.

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Call for contributors to screen production research book

Posted Tuesday 15 Sep 2020

Filmmakers, here's an opportunity to contribute to one - or two - books. Arezou Zalipour, Associate Professor Communication Studies Department of Screen Production Auckland University of Technology has put out a call for screen practitioners to write a chapter for either of the two books below:

1. At the Intersections: Race, Indigeneity, and Diaspora in Screen Production Research

2. At the Intersections: Ageing, Disability, Sexuality, and Gender in Screen Production Research

This is not a paid opportunity, but Arezou says that because of the strong reviewing process it will be an achievement to be selected. She's happy to receive queries and abstracts until the end of November.

For more information contact Arezou at arezou.zalipour@aut.ac.nz.