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New Zealand Film Commission
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise / Investment New Zealand
Television New Zealand
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WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES
Running Thursday, Friday, Saturday…
Workshops and masterclasses convened by industry experts, offer professional development opportunities. Spaces are limited and secured by booking only. Bookings will be taken on a first-come first-serve basis.
Workshop and masterclass booking forms are available upon registering and to download as a word document:
WORKSHOP AND MASTERCLASS BOOKING FORM (106KB)
Thursday 16 November
Workshop: Doing the Paperwork
Victoria Spackman (Gibson Group), John McCay (Minter Ellison), Matt Emery (Emery Legal) and a SPADA Executive work through the issues to ensure your paperwork gets done swiftly and painlessly. They will also highlight some of the more important (and possibly obscure) inter-party obligations of various standard agreements.
Masterclass: TV Formats with Julie Christie
Julie Christie (CEO, Eyeworks Touchdown) took a unique idea to the international market and made it work. Having licensed formats to 30 countries, Julie shares her wealth of experience and knowledge in this area and discusses how to build a successful international business on television formats.
Chair John Barnett
Friday 17 November
Masterclass: NZ Short Films
Park Road Post presents a masterclass focused on short film post production. Using material from Chris and Fraser Clark's The King Boys, a traditional optical film finish, and yet to be released Kirsty Cameron's Lethal Innocents - a DI finish to film on the new Quantel Pablo. A team of editors and crew from both productions and Park Road Post will take you through options for finishing your short film and talk about how the recently launched Short Film Package can make it all that little bit easier!
Speakers include Clare Burlinson (Colourist), Adam Scott (DI Artist), Tim Prebble (Sound Designer), Juliette Veber (Short Films, NZFC).
Workshop: Maximising Media
How important is PR to your project and when is the right time to start promoting it? With an understanding of different media platforms and what specific vehicles target which market segments, PR can be one of the most cost-effective component of your marketing campaign. A panel of media and publicists will discuss the needs of the media and how to maximise your project's media coverage. Nick Grant (Onfilm Magazine) is joined by Sue May (Publicist), Michael Eldred (Dendy Films) and Russell Bailey (NZ Herald)
Workshop: Scripted Factual
International guest speaker Julian Mercer presents a practical workshop on scripting for factual television and documentaries.
Chair Phil Wallington
Saturday 18 November
Workshop: Averting Disaster
Film insurance underwriter FIUA, completion guarantor FACB, and risk management and insurance broker Mahony, Trendall & Jack get to the nuts and bolts of ways in which producers can avoid production disasters by managing the risks.
Speakers include Joe Lo Surdo and Neil McEwin (FIUA), Corrie Soeterboek (FACB), Martin Trendall (Mahony, Trendall & Jack)
Chair Ross Jennings
Workshop: Valuing TV Ratings
At last year’s conference the commissioners said that when being pitched a concept, they want to see evidence that you understand their business and their schedule. They want submissions that are "rich in detail of the audience make-up". You can't meet those needs if you don't understand the ratings and how they can be leveraged to benefit your business. Claire Harris (Managing Director, AGB Nielsen Media Research) will present a workshop on the ratings process, including a case study of Agenda. Richard Harman (Producer, Front Page Productions) will discuss how his company has used the TV ratings to fine-tune the design of Agenda and improve audience hold through the show.
Workshop: New Media
Satellite Media's Nick Lowe (Director of New Media) and Nikki Streater (General Manager) present a workshop on understanding the opportunities and benefits of new media and how to create, develop, and market content for new media in order to grow your business.