NZFC gender scholarship attracts high numbers of women in comedy

Posted Monday 15 Feb 2021

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We're pleased to see that the New Zealand Film Commission's 2020 Gender Scholarship received its highest number of applications since its inception. According to the NZFC Annual Report 2019-20, tabled in Parliament on 27 January, 123 women working in comedy applied. In addition, the NZFC met its goal of 50% women directors attached to projects receiving feature film development and production financing.

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Enjoy a cup of Tea With The Dames

Posted Monday 15 Feb 2021

Tea With Dames

These aren't just any dames! Doc Play invites you to enjoy a conversational feast with four of the UK's most iconic actresses; Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright (pictured above) and Dame Maggie Smith. All four have gone from being fledgling actresses in the 1950s to acting royalty. Spend time with these acting legends as they talk about their lives and their professional experiences across theatre, television and film.

When: 8 March, 2021 on

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