The Celluloid Ceiling: Behind-the-Scenes Employment of Women on the Top 250 Films of 2009

This 2009 Film Industry Study by Dr. Martha Lauzen, a professor at San Diego State University, details the small - and in some fields declining - proportion of women directors, executive producers, producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors working on American films.

Research into NZ's Independent Documentary Sector

Following on from the WIFT Documentary Hui in 2007, Creative NZ and NZFC commissioned a report researching New Zealand’s independent documentary sector. The report identifies current barriers and opportunities and presents the views of documentary makers on ways to support the career paths of those in the sector and enhance documentary making opportunities in New Zealand.

NZFC Review - Submissions

In 2009, the NZ Government announced a review of the New Zealand Film Commission to be led by New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson and David Court, Head of Screen Business at the Australian Film, Television & Radio School. WIFT NZ was one of 57 submitters whose submissions to the review team cam be read in this document.

Feature films made in NZ from 1939-2013

The New Zealand Film Commission's list of feature films made in NZ from 1939-2013.

Feature films made in NZ from 2013 to October 2020

The New Zealand Film Commission's list of feature films made in NZ from 2013 to October 2020.  

UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report 2020 - Television

This report examine relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry. It examines 453 scripted broadcast, cable and digital platform television shows from the 2017-18 season and 463 such shows from 2018-19 in order to document the degree to which women and people of colour are present in front of and behind the camera. It discusses any patterns between these findings and conventional and social media audience ratings.

CCIA Best Practice Guide

This Best Practice Guide provides guidelines for screenwriters and producers to work
together in a way that is productive, collaborative, and constructive.

NZ On Air: Where Are The Audiences? 2021 report

Young New Zealanders are continuing to lead a march away from traditional media, Netflix is still growing at pace, 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 was carried out after the country’s first COVID-19 nationwide lockdown*.  

WIFT NZ Gender Pay Gap survey 2023 results

Throughout 2021 and 2022 WIFT NZ conducted three comprehensive gender pay surveys in the NZ screen industry. The three surveys were for people working in production, post-production (including gaming and animation) and above-the-line (directors, producers, screenwriters, key cast). 

The results of the WIFT NZ Gender Pay Gap survey make sobering but unsurprising reading. 

NZ On Air: Where Are The Audiences? 2023 report

The latest results from NZ On Air’s series survey Where Are The Audiences? reveal audience behaviour in 2023, and how this compares to the 2021 survey, as well as the ongoing trend since the research began in 2014.   

The results show audiences want their content when they want it – and that means on demand – and the continuation of growth in digital media; there’s now a clear gap between audiences watching online video and SVOD,  and those watching linear TV. 

Published 7 September 2023