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The Legend Of Baron To'a Acquired For Release In US

Friday, 17 July 2020, 9:57 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Kiel McNaughton’s debut feature, The Legend of Baron To’a , has been acquired by US distributor, Gravitas Ventures who will release the film in North American cinemas and on demand from November 2020. Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios ... More >>

Screen Sector Recovery Package Announced

Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 6:40 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) welcomes the Screen Sector Recovery Package announced today by Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni The package managed by the NZFC totals $15.4m of capacity funding and production support. The ... More >>

New Zealand Documentaries Selected For Cannes Docs

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 3:25 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Four New Zealand documentaries will participate in this years Cannes Docs line-up. Running June 22 – 26 as part of the Marché du Film Online, Cannes Docs showcases curated selections of docs-in-progress in post-production aiming to hit the film ... More >>

New Zealand Film Commission Awards $1.2 Million To New Zealand Screen Businesses

Wednesday, 3 June 2020, 4:32 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) announced today that over $1.2million has been awarded to 33 companies, through its business and slate development schemes BOOST, BOOST UP and He Ara. Making the announcement, NZFC CEO Annabelle Sheehan said ... More >>

Production Resumes On NZ Feature Film Poppy

Tuesday, 2 June 2020, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

  New Zealand feature film Poppy resumed production on Friday 29 May after responding to the COVID-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown announcement on March 23. At the time, the film was three hours into the final week of shooting. Poppy is the first ... More >>

New Zealand Implements Screen Sector Health And Safety Protocols

Friday, 8 May 2020, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Screen industry’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Standard and Protocols were endorsed on 7 May by New Zealand Government agency WorkSafe, laying the way clear for local production to re-start in New Zealand. Funded by the New Zealand ... More >>

Michael Bennett 2020 Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence Award Recipient

Wednesday, 29 April 2020, 7:26 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission is pleased to announce writer/director Michael Bennett is this year’s recipient of Te Aupounamu Māori Screen Excellence award grant of $50,000 to support his professional development and projects. With ... More >>

New Zealand Film Commission CEO Confirmed With COVID-19

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 4:58 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) can confirm that CEO Annabelle Sheehan has been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus. Her symptoms are currently minor, and she is recovering in isolation at home in Wellington. During the three-day period in ... More >>

Male and female indigenous talent reach new levels

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 9:10 am | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) / Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga would like to congratulate Taika Waititi (Te Whanau a Apanui) and Chelsea Winstanley (Ngāti Ranginui ) on becoming the first indigenous producers to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award and ... More >>

Unique New Zealand Series the Dead Lands Launches

Thursday, 23 January 2020, 7:42 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

A ground-breaking New Zealand television series launches today, Thursday 23 January 2020 to what is being described as one of the largest ever international audiences for a New Zealand television production. More >>

Bellbird Wins at Macao International Film Festival

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 11:59 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Hamish Bennett, writer and director of New Zealand feature film, Bellbird , was the recipient of the Best Screenplay award at the Macao International Film Festival, last night. More >>

Global Summit the Power of Inclusion Opened by PM Ardern

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 2:32 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

This morning at 9am, New Zealand’s Rt. Hon. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened The Power of Inclusion summit and addressed hundreds of screen industry professionals from all over the globe about the importance of representation both on and off the ... More >>

The Power of Inclusion Speakers Welcomed to Aotearoa

Thursday, 3 October 2019, 8:51 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Speakers scheduled to take the stage at The Power of Inclusion summit in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand have been welcomed with a pōwhiri by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei on their marae, which overlooks the Waitematā Harbour. More >>

Amazon Studios' Series Offers Significant Opportunities

Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:04 am | New Zealand Film Commission

The New Zealand Film Commission and partners from the sector, including Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) have worked together to bring the Amazon Studios series based on The Lord of the Rings to New Zealand. More >>

Academy award winner Geena Davis joins Inclusion summit

Friday, 13 September 2019, 9:18 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Friday 13 Sept 9am NZT - Academy Award® winner Geena Davis has joined the ground breaking The Power of Inclusion summit. Davis will speak alongside over 35 international and local history makers from the entertainment ... More >>

Yara Shahidi and other game changers added to Summit

Friday, 30 August 2019, 10:02 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Friday 30 August 10.00am NZT / Thursday 29 August 3.00pm PDT - Incredible actress and activist, Yara Shahidi has been added to The Power of Inclusion summit along with programme details. She joins over 35 international and local history makers ... More >>

Creator of history making Pose joins summit

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:03 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Thursday 22 August 9.00am (NZST) - Steven Canals, the creator, executive producer, writer and director of the history making Emmy and Golden Globe nominated and Peabody Award winning series POSE , has been announced ... More >>

The Power of Inclusion adds a new wave of speakers

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 9:18 am | New Zealand Film Commission

AUCKLAND, AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND, Thursday 8 August 9.00am (NZST) - The Power of Inclusion summit has added more multi-hyphenate, courageous and inspiring speakers to its line-up, who will come together in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand on 3rd and 4th October 2019 ... More >>

Mauri to Screen at Venice Film Festival

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 10:28 am | New Zealand Film Commission

Merata Mita’s seminal film, Mauri, has been selected to screen In Competition in the Venice Classics section of the 2019 Venice Film Festival. Venice will be the World Premiere of the newly re-mastered film. More >>

Award Winning International Line-Up For NZ Drama Lab

Thursday, 6 June 2019, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Film Commission

Award Winning International Line-Up Confirmed For New Zealand Series Drama Lab More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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