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More Than I Can Eat in a Media Lunch

As if we didn’t have enough on our plate with the Screen Industry Workers Bill, the Reform of Vocational Education, The Screen Sector Investment Review, and an NZFC still in managerial stagnancy sans a permanent CEO (David Strong has resigned…

Editor Luka Turjak: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I joined a children’s choir just after my 3rd birthday. That was in Yugoslavia, Zagreb, in 1983. Choir defined me as a person. I’ve learned early on we are all individuals with different needs, wants and perception, so listening is often…
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Our COVID Responsibilities

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I’ve been at three screen events in the last week where people close by are sniffing, coughing and doing it without masks. Why are they even there?! At our events and many others, organisers ask for people who have COVID-like symptoms,…
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Being More Aussie

Undoubtedly obvious to many of you who read this column regularly, but for those who don’t, I’ll point out that I monitor the happenings in the screen industry in Australia as one possible bellwether for New Zealand’s screen sector. A…
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There’s Something In the Air

It’s a shook-up screen world out there: TVNZ – RNZ merger Screen Sector Investment Review Screen Industry Worker Bill Reform of Vocational Education Throw in: Netflix losing 200k subscribers, forcing a change in direction. …

Editor Anastasia Doniants: How I Got Started in the Industry

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The Accidental Editor It was 2009 and I’m working at Unity Books in Auckland, my specialty – children’s picture books and classics of literature. It’s been 2 years since I quit my career as an art director in advertising with no intention…
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SIWB – You Can’t Ignore it Any Longer

The biggest change ever to happen to the New Zealand screen industry is fast approaching. No, it’s not the merger of TVNZ and Radio NZ. It’s the Screen Industry Workers Bill (SIWB). Before the end of the year, the SIWB is almost certain…

Director Jamie Lawrence: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I’m 18, with frosted tips, earnest to a fault, about to graduate South Seas Film & TV School. I post out my CV to every production company I can find: nobody bites. (Though, I did send it with a bar of soap wrapped in 16mm film and the…
View from the Top banner

More Than I Can Eat in a Media Lunch

As if we didn’t have enough on our plate with the Screen Industry Workers Bill, the Reform of Vocational Education, The Screen Sector Investment Review, and an NZFC still in managerial stagnancy sans a permanent CEO (David Strong has resigned…

Editor Luka Turjak: How I Got Started in the Industry

,
I joined a children’s choir just after my 3rd birthday. That was in Yugoslavia, Zagreb, in 1983. Choir defined me as a person. I’ve learned early on we are all individuals with different needs, wants and perception, so listening is often…
View from the Top banner

Our COVID Responsibilities

,
I’ve been at three screen events in the last week where people close by are sniffing, coughing and doing it without masks. Why are they even there?! At our events and many others, organisers ask for people who have COVID-like symptoms,…
View from the Top banner

Being More Aussie

Undoubtedly obvious to many of you who read this column regularly, but for those who don’t, I’ll point out that I monitor the happenings in the screen industry in Australia as one possible bellwether for New Zealand’s screen sector. A…
View from the Top banner

There’s Something In the Air

It’s a shook-up screen world out there: TVNZ – RNZ merger Screen Sector Investment Review Screen Industry Worker Bill Reform of Vocational Education Throw in: Netflix losing 200k subscribers, forcing a change in direction. …

Editor Anastasia Doniants: How I Got Started in the Industry

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The Accidental Editor It was 2009 and I’m working at Unity Books in Auckland, my specialty – children’s picture books and classics of literature. It’s been 2 years since I quit my career as an art director in advertising with no intention…

How I Got Started in the Industry

In this guest blog series, our members reflect on how they made their way into assistant editing, editing, and directing—with no two stories the same. They offer advice for those starting out.

Editor Luka Turjak: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I joined a children’s choir just after my 3rd birthday. That was in Yugoslavia, Zagreb, in 1983. Choir defined me as a person. I’ve learned early on we are all individuals with different needs, wants and perception, so listening is often…

Editor Anastasia Doniants: How I Got Started in the Industry

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The Accidental Editor It was 2009 and I’m working at Unity Books in Auckland, my specialty – children’s picture books and classics of literature. It’s been 2 years since I quit my career as an art director in advertising with no intention…

Director Jamie Lawrence: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I’m 18, with frosted tips, earnest to a fault, about to graduate South Seas Film & TV School. I post out my CV to every production company I can find: nobody bites. (Though, I did send it with a bar of soap wrapped in 16mm film and the…

Editor Jochen FitzHerbert: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I should preface by saying that I never planned to be working in the film and television industry. The honest truth is that when I finished school and decided to go to university, Film and Television papers seemed like a fun choice in amongst…

Editor Brendon Chan: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I originally studied cinematography at film school and ended up getting work in the lighting department for about four years on TV commercials, TV drama and films. I'm a fairly quiet person and had romantic notions of being quiet, cowering behind…

Editor Kerri Roggio: How I Got Started in the Industry

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My first job right out of film school was to take over an overnight unpaid assistant editing job on a low budget feature… and I had no idea what I was doing. Film school gave me friends in the same industry, and a good grasp on how to use…

Editor Luka Turjak: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I joined a children’s choir just after my 3rd birthday. That was in Yugoslavia, Zagreb, in 1983. Choir defined me as a person. I’ve learned early on we are all individuals with different needs, wants and perception, so listening is often…

Editor Anastasia Doniants: How I Got Started in the Industry

,
The Accidental Editor It was 2009 and I’m working at Unity Books in Auckland, my specialty – children’s picture books and classics of literature. It’s been 2 years since I quit my career as an art director in advertising with no intention…

Director Jamie Lawrence: How I Got Started in the Industry

, ,
I’m 18, with frosted tips, earnest to a fault, about to graduate South Seas Film & TV School. I post out my CV to every production company I can find: nobody bites. (Though, I did send it with a bar of soap wrapped in 16mm film and the…

Editor Jochen FitzHerbert: How I Got Started in the Industry

, ,
I should preface by saying that I never planned to be working in the film and television industry. The honest truth is that when I finished school and decided to go to university, Film and Television papers seemed like a fun choice in amongst…

Editor Brendon Chan: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I originally studied cinematography at film school and ended up getting work in the lighting department for about four years on TV commercials, TV drama and films. I'm a fairly quiet person and had romantic notions of being quiet, cowering behind…

Editor Kerri Roggio: How I Got Started in the Industry

,
My first job right out of film school was to take over an overnight unpaid assistant editing job on a low budget feature… and I had no idea what I was doing. Film school gave me friends in the same industry, and a good grasp on how to use…