Wednesday April 22: Pānui

Welcome to our new-and-improved e-news!
Today we look at alternative work opportunities, health & safety, business resources & more...

Work Opportunities

While the screen industry is currently in lockdown there are several sectors in New Zealand who are experiencing high demand. We've been working with agencies across all industries to identify opportunities for screen industry workers to keep busy and keep earning.

Take a look at these immediate and/or temporary work opportunities from:
AWF & Madison Recruitment
Northern Regional Alliance
NZ Market Place
Work The Seasons 
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Health & Safety

The Screen Sector COVID-19 Action Group is working to understand the implications of the different alert levels from all aspects of the industry, to help them assess the appropriate Health and Safety mechanisms, logistics and support that needs to be in place for each project, we have outlined some questions. We ask that producers with productions that were stopped or delayed by the lockdown fill out this online form.

This information will help the H&S team assess the production community requirements and how best to navigate the H&S requirements level by level. This work will directly feed into the COVID-19 Health & Safety Standards Guide and the Toolkit.

Business Resources

Build a free customised digital action plan for your business

Digital technology can help your business be more resilient - find out how your online presence stacks up and how you can do things better.

To guide you through key areas in which digital technology could help your business right now, complete this free online assessment to access knowledge and tools to: 

  • Strengthen your online presence
  • Enable remote working and ecommerce
  • Identify social and digital marketing opportunities
  • Streamline business systems and data accessibility with cloud computing

The free tool is being made available by Auckland’s economic development agency, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), in partnership with social enterprise Digital Journey.

NZFC Boost Funding

Boost and Boost Up Funding supports the growth of producers and screen businesses who have a strategic vision in a fast-changing environment and a plan to deliver on this.  

NZFC Boost and Boost Up Fund Guidelines can be found here

Te Māngai Pāho Survey

Te Māngai Pāho is seeking feedback on how Mate Korona (COVID-19) has affected all their funded entities, including production companies, independent creators, broadcasters and media outlets as well as contractors.

If you receive TMP funding and have been impacted by Mate Korona - please click to complete the survey.

Catch-Up Corner

Random Films’ Mark Westerby moderates this discussion with panelists Brigitte Yorke, Associate Producer on Avatar 2, and independent Kiwi producers Desray Armstrong and Robin Laing, all of whom have had to halt their screen productions due to COVID-19.  

SPADA interview #3 with funders
SPADA Co-presidents Sharon Menzies and Richard Fletcher discuss the developments of last week with Annabelle Sheehan (CEO, New Zealand Film Commission) and Cameron Harland (CEO, NZ On Air), including the impact of COVID-19 on the local screen sector. Watch Friday’s video here.

Screen Sector Strategy 2030

Get your feedback in!
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the development of the Screen Sector Strategy 2030.  We’ve taken all of the feedback provided via hui, focus groups, interviews and written submissions, and distilled that down into a strategy which is now available for industry feedback.

Visit the Screen Sector Strategy 2030 website to access and provide feedback on the draft strategy

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