NZOA invests in Asian voices

Posted Wednesday 18 Aug 2021

NZOA invests in Asian voices

NZ On Air has invested up to $715,000 in a new development and production initiative with the Pan Asian Screen Collective (PASC) aimed at increasing Pan Asian representation across key creative roles in Aotearoa’s screen industry.

The unique Episode One: Web Series and Pilot Programme is targeted at early-career Pan Asian screen creatives. The two-stage programme will see six creative teams enrol in a PASC-led four-month development programme that includes regular seminars and workshops designed to develop their web series and enhance industry skills. Following this, the teams will then enter the production stage and produce a pilot episode for their web series.

The initiative aims to boost the technical and business capability of Pan Asian creatives. Participants will gain fundamental screen skills and knowledge across content creation, production, marketing, audience building, internationalisation, fiscal responsibility, and IP negotiations. 

Full details including eligibility and application information will be available via PASC’s pānui, social media channels and website on 1 September, 2021.