Members enjoy seeing the Screenguild quarterly print magazine NZTECHO arrive in their mail boxes. It explores screen industry issues and keeps members up to date and makes for pretty interesting reading. Back issues are on this website in PDF format under Resources, check it them out here...
Here is a reminder to industry that the focus groups are now open for registration. AT will be holding four public sessions, and the one for Events and Filming is on 15th February follow the link below for registration:
Registration – Tuesday 15 February 3pm
Activities on the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022, which is administered by Auckland Transport (AT), is going out for public consultation over the next few weeks: 27 January until 20 February.
Filming activities are within scope of the proposed bylaw.
This is separate from but aligned with the Trade, Events and Filming in Public Places Bylaw 2022, which was publicly consulted on in the middle of last year.
Screen Auckland would love to see screen industry have its say and are reaching out to key guilds and industry groups involved in location filming and advocacy in Auckland.
Please see the two links below for information from AT to find out how you can be involved over the next few weeks. There are a number of different ways to provide your feedback, including an online survey, online Q&A sessions on 27 January and requesting an industry focus group.
Proposed Activities on the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022
Quick Guide on the Activities on the Road Corridor Bylaw 2022
If you have any questions email AT direct at ATengagement@at.govt.nz
We realise that this past couple of years has not been easy on our members with productions being stood down and postponed.
Please see some links below for additional mental health support and coping with financial stress and WINZ:
1) For mental health support see link here and for mental health business support see link here
2) If you are experiencing money concern’s please see the link here
3) Not working at the moment link here
Click here for more information for financial support available
NZ On Air warmly welcomes the news that Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage will provide a further $121 million in funding to support the COVID Arts and Culture recovery programme.
Read the full announcement from Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni on the Ministry for Culture and Heritage website here.
As part of this funding package, the Government has extended the Screen Production Recovery Fund (SPRF), which allows screen productions that meet eligibility criteria to claim some of the costs imposed by increased alert levels and is accessed through either the New Zealand Film Commission or NZ On Air.
The Screen Production Recovery Fund will be boosted by a new allocation of $15 million, with $7.9 million of this funding allocated to New Zealand Film Commission and $7.1 million allocated to NZ On Air.
The boost will enable an extension of the fund through to at least 31 January 2023, to maximise production activity and minimise the impacts of any COVID-19 outbreaks.
NZ On Air is currently reviewing the Screen Production Recovery Fund eligibility criteria in consultation with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, to align it with the COVID-19 Traffic Light System. We expect to announce any changes to these criteria in the next 2 - 3 weeks, please sign up for our newsletter to make sure you stay in the loop.
In the meantime, we are still accepting applications to the SPRF based on the current eligibility criteria. These funds are for productions funded through NZ On Air that have been shut down, delayed or constrained by COVID-19.
For more information about how to apply to the SPRF, please visit our Responding to COVID-19 webpage, or contact Glenn Usmar, Associate Head of Funding – Systems.
SCREENRIGHTS CULTURAL FUND OPENS FOR APPLICATIONS
AND 2022 FOCUS ANNOUNCED AS "NEW OPPORTUNITIES"
Screenrights’ 2022 Cultural Fund is open for applications today, with up to $250,000 in funding available for projects that respond to the annual focus of New Opportunities.
In an effort to strengthen the chance of funding for more diverse projects and reduce barriers to entry, this year Screenrights will be accepting expressions of interest from applicants who are less experienced in funding submissions or who may like draw on extra assistance Screenrights will be providing to help shape their applications to maximise their chance of funding.
“Despite a belief that our industry is always open to fresh talent and new ideas, there are many people who find that there are barriers which prevent them from getting themselves noticed and their stories accepted,” says Screenrights Board Director and Chair of the Cultural Fund Working Group, Geoffrey Atherden. “With the New Opportunities focus, we hope to find some of those people and give them the opportunity they’ve been looking for. They may be creators who haven’t before told their stories through screen media; mentors who aim to give new opportunities to others; or those looking to deliver screen stories in a different and innovative way or to a new audience. This year’s Screenrights Cultural Fund invites applications from individuals and organisations with bold plans for storytellers and their stories.”
The Fund awards up to $50,000 per initiative, with a total funding pool of $250,000 available each year. By this round’s announcement in August, the Screenrights Cultural Fund will have awarded over $1 million to Australian and New Zealand projects that foster the creation and appreciation of screen content since its launch in 2018.
2022 applications will close on Friday 15 April, at 5pm AEST. The guidelines and application form are now available at www.screenrights.org/cultural-fund.
SCREENRIGHTS CULTURAL FUND
Previous recipients: www.screenrights.org/cultural-fund/funded-projects
Further information: www.screenrights.org/cultural-fund
Fully Funded - Professional Respect Training Workshops
Friday 13th August – 10 spaces left
Friday 27th August – Full
Friday 27th September – registrations open
The ScreenSafe/SWAG Professional Respect Training Project was developed to support WORKSAFE's health & safety guidelines around harassment.
The course will address predominately sexual harassment and also includes bullying, harassment, definitions, disclosures, and respectful behaviours in the workplace. Be a part of this screen sector culture change and help make the sector a safe environment for everyone.
The initiative designed and implemented by ScreenSafe and SWAG, and with the financial support from NZ Film Commission, NZ on Air and Te Māngai Pāho.
ScreenSafe and SWAG encourage everyone in a position of responsibility to upskill accordingly.
To secure your seat, please email the details below to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date and town of workshop:
Company (if relevant):
Preferred role title:
Numbers for each workshop are limited to 24, so book your space now. Time: 8.45am arrival for a 9am start – 5pm
Note: This workshop focuses on sexual harassment prevention within the Screen Industry. If you would like to talk with someone about the content of the training and the safety of participants during the workshop, please contact Kelly Lucas at ScreenSafe (email@example.com) or our independent Sexual Harm Prevention Specialist and Workshop Facilitator Rachel Harrison (firstname.lastname@example.org).
New Zealand Police - Time to get filming!
The New Zealand Police are calling on our screen sector to get creative at home.
With 1.3 million followers on their social media channels this is a great opportunity for all of our members and wider community to get filming.
With an added bonus of $1500 for each video that is aired on their social media sites, a great time to get the creative juices following at home.
See the full brief here
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