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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…
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Screen Investment Review

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At the end of 2021 the Government announced a review of government investment in the screen sector. The review will be led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. There is a document outlining…

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…
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Here We Go Again

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I do hope everyone had a restful and restorative Christmas and New Year’s break, because here we go again. Like 2021, a false sense of security across the summer has been ended this year, quicker than last, with COVID bashing down the doors…
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Good Riddance to Screenis Horribilis 2021

What a horrible bloody year it’s been for the New Zealand screen industry. Lockdowns interrupting domestic and international production here. Local films having their releases shortened or delayed. The New Zealand International Film Festival…
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TVNZ – RNZ Merger Complicated

What’s happened to the TVNZ – RNZ business case that Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi commissioned to be ready for mid-year, with presentation to Cabinet by the end of 2021? You might have, like I did, missed the article about it in…

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…
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Looking for a Laugh

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I normally go surfing and garden as my stress release mechanisms. Neither have been of much help with all the rain we are having (I live in the Waitakeres) and the West Coast of Auckland is offering up limited opportunities at this time. Thank…
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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…

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…
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Screen Investment Review

,
At the end of 2021 the Government announced a review of government investment in the screen sector. The review will be led by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. There is a document outlining…

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…
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Here We Go Again

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I do hope everyone had a restful and restorative Christmas and New Year’s break, because here we go again. Like 2021, a false sense of security across the summer has been ended this year, quicker than last, with COVID bashing down the doors…

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.

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How I Got into the Screen Industry

On Wednesday evening I participated in our online Editors and Assistant Editors Gathering. There were about 35 of us. It was an opportunity to discuss issues that affect editors and assistant editors, and to network. One of the questions…
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How I Got into the Screen Industry

On Wednesday evening I participated in our online Editors and Assistant Editors Gathering. There were about 35 of us. It was an opportunity to discuss issues that affect editors and assistant editors, and to network. One of the questions…