Screen industry’s pan-sector group appoints researcher

Screen industry’s pan-sector group appoints researcher

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Screen Industry New Zealand Inc (SINZ) is pleased to announce that Matthew Horrocks has been contracted to research and evaluate potential membership organisational structures, in order to identify the best model for the screen sector’s proposed pan-sector body.

Horrocks has produced short films, documentaries, and feature films in New Zealand, including Beyond the Known World,…

Don't miss tomorrow's  Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts webinar!

Don't miss tomorrow's Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts webinar!

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Join Script to Screen and the NZ Film Commission TOMORROW at 5:30pm for a live webinar on Whiringa Tauatahi - Stage One and how to make your 2021 Kōpere Hou – Fresh Shorts application shine.

The purpose of the webinar is to give an overview of the application process and guide you through the selection…

Register now for this Saturday's Doc Edge clinic on editing

Register now for this Saturday's Doc Edge clinic on editing

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

The 2021 #docedgeclinics programme continues on Saturday 18 September with a session on editing, in partnership with DEGNZ.   

Hear from editors including American Doug Blush (Twenty Feet From Stardom), Jai Waite, and WIFT NZ members Julia Parnell, Margot Francis, Robyn Paterson and Scott Flyger.

All clinics run online, so they’re available wherever you are.…

Webinar tomorrow on workflow best practices from set to screen

Webinar tomorrow on workflow best practices from set to screen

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Tune in tomorrow for a webinar on Set To Screen Workflow, run by the Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand. This session is targeted at producers, directors, editors and sound crew who are interested in spanning the bridge between production and post to create highly effective workflows.

It will focus squarely on the…

Female directors sweep top prizes at Venice

Female directors sweep top prizes at Venice

Posted Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

What a breakthrough! Wasn't it fabulous to see women receiving the three top prizes at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival?! The Golden Lion for Best Film went to French director Audrey Diwan for Happening; Jane Campion received a Silver Lion for Best Director for The Power Of The Dog; and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s adaptation of…

Apply now for Hot Docs Emerging Producers Bursary Programme

Apply now for Hot Docs Emerging Producers Bursary Programme

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Run by the Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Festival, the Emerging Producers Bursary Programme offers up-and-coming producers and content creators working in science, history, wildlife and non-fiction media a range of support, including accreditation and networking opportunities for Congress '21, presented by the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP).

The goal of the programme…

TV still matters, shows latest NZ On Air audience survey

TV still matters, shows latest NZ On Air audience survey

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Young New Zealanders are continuing to lead a march away from traditional media, but TV is still the media New Zealanders spend the most time with overall in a day. 

The latest results from the series survey Where Are The Audiences? reveal audience behaviour in 2021, and how this compares to the 2020 survey which…

For fans of The Crown...

For fans of The Crown...

Posted Wednesday 15 Sep 2021

The Netflix series has garnered 24 Emmys and Season 4, which brings us up to the more modern-day royals  looks to be The Best Yet! 

Enjoy this engaging 40-minute panel discussion with showrunner Peter Morgan, director Jessica Hobbs (pictured), as well as stars Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Josh O'Connor and Erin Doherty.…

Wunderbar! The German Film Festival is online already

Wunderbar! The German Film Festival is online already

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

The German Film Festival is up and running online earlier than planned thanks to Covid-19 alert level changes. There are some great films in the line up - and they're all free to watch! Take a look at the programme at the link below.

This year the Festival is presented on the Goethe-on-Demand VOD platform…

Get with the Show Me Shorts Festival programme!

Get with the Show Me Shorts Festival programme!

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

The 16th Show Me Shorts Film Festival is coming to a screen near you! From over 1600 entries from across the globe, the Show Me Shorts selection panel has curated a spectacular programme of 75 of the world’s best short films including three music videos.

Click here to see the programme and whet your appetite.…

Enhance your storytelling through virtual production processes

Enhance your storytelling through virtual production processes

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

Discover the top five tools producers and writers can adapt from the virtual production process to help  advance their storytelling, development and production workflows without breaking their budgets. 

At the Oslo Showrunner Forum, leading specialists, experienced in applying this cutting edge, powerful reframing of production processes, will clarify how this will impact storytelling as well…

How big a risk is hiring a first-time director?

How big a risk is hiring a first-time director?

Posted Tuesday 14 Sep 2021

There is a perception in some quarters that hiring a first-time director is too risky, but is that perception justified?

Film data hound Stephen Follows teamed up with Bruce Nash from The Numbers to take a look at the data to find out.

They focused on 3,217 narrative (ie non-documentary) feature films released between 1999…