Monday 17 June, 2013 Peter Young’s feature documentary The Last Ocean has taken out both the Best Film and Best New Zealand Film awards at this year`s Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival in Palmerston North.
Monday 17 June, 2013 MediaWorks this morning formally acknowledged that its long-running struggle to manage its debts in the wake of its 2007 takeover by Ironbridge Capital and the subsequent global financial crisis is over. The company is now in receivership.
Friday 14 June, 2013 What do we want? Public broadcasting! When do we want it? Before you stack it with thugs!.. Why? Democracy... well, um.. um... we know it is crappy but if they did their jobs.. meanwhile, the eurocrats are fighting with Stiff Letters.
Friday 14 June, 2013 The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI), which runs its annual locations show in Los Angeles in a couple of weeks, has added a Producer Show to its Cineposium event in September.
Friday 14 June, 2013 Baz Luhrman`s Gatsby opens top. Titles offering local interest diminish dramatically. The Hobbit, The Red House and Evil Dead all disappear. Despite adding a screen, Shopping drops over 63% in its second week and appears destined to join the list of recent local features performing well below expectations.
Monday 10 June, 2013 Here`s another take on the gender imbalance plague which remains stubbornly resistant to common sense and fairness. .."You know things are not as they should be, but there’s still a bit of a breath intake when you actually see the numbers,”...
Friday 7 June, 2013 Fast and the Furious 6 predictably opens top, having the year`s second highest-grossing opening week, after Iron Man 3. There`s the rare sight of a Bollywood feature opening in the top five, and the (sadly) less rare sight of a NZ feature opening outside it.
Wednesday 5 June, 2013 As the Rialto Channel-sponsored 48 Hours announces the first crop of city finalists, the channel beats the drum for local fare, delivering a bumper crop of Kiwi through the month of June.
Friday 31 May, 2013 The Shopping Channel, New Zealand’s first and only dedicated TV Home Shopping channel, today announced the move to new expanded studio facilities in Ruru Street, Eden Terrace, central Auckland.
Friday 31 May, 2013 Mark Albiston & Louis Sutherland`s first feature opened yesterday on some 30 screens, giving the country its first opportunity for a stroll down memory lane with the Sundance-premiered Berlinale winner.
Wednesday 29 May, 2013 The NZFC has issued its Statement of Intent for the next three years. As with the recent NZOA SOI, the effects of standstill government funding and a projected drop in Lotteries Grant Board (LGB) support take their toll.
Monday 27 May, 2013 Love in Kiwi Island, presented by directors Paul Murphy and Li TAO, has been selected as one of 22 projects for the Shanghai International Film Festival`s (SIFF) co-production market.
Wednesday 22 May, 2013 Film Auckland has joined a three-party MOU with China`s Mili Pictures and the government of Wuhan, capital of China`s Hubei province. The MOU includes plans to develop a US$1.6 billion facility in Wuhan and have a (presumably less expensive) presence in Auckland`s Wynard Quarter.
Wednesday 22 May, 2013 The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has turned to Boosted as part of its efforts to raise $210,000 to fit out Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal for film screenings.