Casting Guidelines NZ

These guidelines, prepared by NZ Casting Directors in consultation with NZ Actors Agents, outline reasonable expectations in the casting process in the context of the New Zealand screen industry.

Framing Short Film: Cultural Nationalism and Economic Rationalism in NZ Film Policy

Past WIFT NZ administrator Emma Blomkamp has kindly made available her MA thesis for reference on our site. It may interest researchers, students, and anyone seeking to gain an understanding of New Zealand's recent history of short films (especially 1997-2007) and NZFC film funding policy.

DEGNZ Workflow Best Practice Guide

A helpful resource for organising your production's workflow. DEGNZ Workflow Best Practice Guide 

If you’re working on productions that require external post-production houses, larger budgets or longer schedules, this industry-standard will help ensure a trouble-free post phase for your production.

Packed full of knowledge, tips, templates and examples, this Guide is for editors, producers and anyone who feels their workflow knowledge is a tad rusty.

 

Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines 2020

Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines, as at 2020.

NZ Writers Guild Collaboration Agreement

The New Zealand Writers Guild Collaboration Agreement.

NZ Writers Guild Collaboration Advanced Agreement

The New Zealand Writers Guild Collaboration Advanced Agreement.

Directory of international feature film sales agents

This directory of international feature film sales agents is compiled by Screen Australia, and provides a snapshot of companies representing Australian films around the world.
Included within are details of each seller’s acquisition policy, which markets they attend, at what stage they prefer to be approached and whether they pay
advances.There’s also a list of the Australian films that agents have handled. 

Last updated December 2020.

Local film distributors list

This directory provides details of companies interested in the distribution of independent film in New Zealand. It also includes titles they have recently distributed here. 
Last updated April, 2021, by the New Zealand Film Commission.

A practical guide to great key art

A poster or trailer is an audience’s first introduction to a film or series. Carnival Studio has produced a no-nonsense guide to creating great key art, so your project gets the amount of eyeballs and bums on seats that it deserves!

Australia/New Zealand Electrical Safety Standard Revision

The AS/NZS 4249 is the Electrical Safety Standard that productions in Australia and New
Zealand work to.

It opened for Public Comment on 27 October 2021 and will close for comment 29 December, 2021.

It makes reference to other Standards in particular AS/NZS3000 Electrical Installations
(Wiring Rules) and AS/NZS 3002 Electrical Installations Shows Carnivals and Events.

The last revision to this document was 1994.

Published 23 November, 2021

ScreenSafe guidance on workplace bullying

Guidance on the prevention and response to bullying in the New Zealand screen industry.
This information is primarily based on guidance issued by WorkSafe New Zealand.

Updated 14 December 2021

Sound post rates card: Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand

This document created by the Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand is intended to provide guidance for composers and screen producers on what constitutes a reasonable fee for original music commissioned for New Zealand screen productions.

Published May 2022

Composer fee card: Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand

This document created by the Screen Music & Sound Guild of New Zealand is intended to provide guidance for composers and screen producers on what constitutes a reasonable fee for original music commissioned for New Zealand screen productions.

Published May 2022