New Zealand is a member of the AFCI.
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Actors' Equity represents performers (for both live and recorded performance), in contracts, disputes, training, occupational health and safety, and all other professional issues. Equity has the right to object to work permits being issued to overseas performers, but is keen to promote overseas productions being made in New Zealand, and so balances protection for local performers with the opportunities created by using actors of international acclaim.www.actorsequity.org.nz
The NZ Actors Guild is an independent guild set up by New Zealanders to provide advice and advocacy for actors. We are a good point of contact for anyone wishing an independent view on actors’ conditions and professional development in New Zealand.www.nzactorsguild.wordpress.com
The New Zealand Film and Video Technicians Guild represents all film video production crew and allied crafts in the New Zealand screen production industry. For international production in New Zealand, the Guild is the primary contact for industry standard working conditions, industry safety standards and work permit information for visiting crew. www.nztecho.com
The New Zealand Film and Video Technicians Guild is the publisher of The Safety Code of Practice, the reference safety document in the New Zealand Screen Production Industry. For more information, visit the NZF&VTG website.
The New Zealand Writers Guild is a professional association/union for writers in the fields of film, television, theatre, radio and multi-media. The Guild provides information and support to writers and works on policy to further the interests of writers. Its services include contract/legal advice, advice on writing rates and conditions of engagement, a credit arbitration service, a script registration service, craft events and a lending library. www.nzwritersguild.org.nz
SDGNZ creates a forum where directors can define, defend and further their professional industry. The Guild helps Screen Directors work more effectively in the New Zealand Film and Television industry and strives to develop the professional incentives that are needed to encourage talented people to stretch their skills, exploit their gifts to the full and encourage others to follow.www.sdgnz.co.nz
Script to Screen is an independent, industry-wide initiative that aims to develop the culture of screenwriting in Aotearoa New Zealand. Script to Screen presents an ongoing series of talks, discussions, workshops, and other events, as opportunities for both established and emerging screenwriters to meet up, share their knowledge, and develop their craft.www.script-to-screen.co.nz
Provides a framework of industry standards, promotes safety, and represents the interests of Guild members. The Guild aims to work effectively with New Zealand and overseas producers, government, and other industry organisations.www.stuntguildnz.com
The Actors Agents Association of New Zealand is a democratic collection of working agents and agencies. The aim of the association is to benefit the agents, their actors and the industry at large. It therefore has a holistic overview of the industry. Membership of the association is open to any practising, professional New Zealand-based operation. The Association is a useful point of contact for overseas productions seeking to understand the New Zealand market in relation to firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASA's brief is to maintain advertising standards in New Zealand. There is an Advertising Code of Ethics that sets out the general standards for all advertising. There are also codes for specific categories of advertising where they are considered necessary.
The ASA also administers the Advertising Standards Complaints Board, the body responsible for considering complaints about advertisements.www.asa.co.nz
APRA is the association that collects and distributes Australian and New Zealand copyright royalties for music creators and publishers from around the world. APRA represents more than 38,000 Australasian composers, songwriters and publishers, and over 2 million creators and publishers throughout the world under reciprocal, bilateral contracts.www.apra.co.nz
The BSA is an independent statutory body set up to establish and maintain acceptable standards of broadcasting on all New Zealand radio and television.www.bsa.govt.nz
The New Zealand Film Archive is the country's premier moving image heritage centre, committed to preserving New Zealand's film and television history. The collection contains moving images from 1895 to the present. Both professional and amateur film-making is represented, providing a vivid insight into New Zealand's culture and daily life.www.filmarchive.org.nz
The MPDA represents major international film studios and the distribution of their motion pictures. It also compiles weekly box-office statistics.www.mpda.org.nz
The New Zealand Cinematographers Society was formed to foster the craft of Cinematography for the benefit of members and the wider screen production industry. It provides forums for discussions on all aspects of Cinematography between members, suppliers and peers. It also acts as a point of contact between members and individuals, companies or like minded organizations involved in the NZ screen production industry. NZCS acts as the International representative body for New Zealand Cinematographers.www.nzcine.com
The New Zealand Film Commission is committed to supporting and encouraging talented New Zealand filmmakers by financing the development and production of New Zealand feature films and short films. The Commission is also active in the sales and marketing of New Zealand films, and assists with training and professional development within the industry. The Commission also administers official co-production agreements and the Large Budget Screen Production Grant.www.nzfilm.co.nz
The New Zealand Film Festival is a charitable trust established in 1996 by the New Zealand Federation of Film Societies. It organises the Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin International Film Festivals, and the touring international film festival (a selection of programme highlights which travels to eight further New Zealand cities every winter).www.nziff.co.nz
The New Zealand Music Industry Commission is a government-funded agency which undertakes national and international projects to assist contemporary popular New Zealand music businesses and help grow the New Zealand industry. While not a funding agency, their resources are available to support musicians and industry professionals gain higher levels of success at home and abroad.
Please note: The NZ Music Industry Commission can only provide services to New Zealand residents.www.nzmusic.org.nz
The Broadcasting Commission of New Zealand. www.nzonair.govt.nz
NZ On Screen provides access to the wealth of television, film, music video and new media produced in NZ, along with knowledgeable background information. www.nzonscreen.com
The New Zealand Television Archive is New Zealand’s largest audiovisual production library, licensing images, sounds and music to customers throughout the world. The Television Archive protects and preserves images and sounds of New Zealand and the Pacific, and the views and cultures of its people.
In the main it is a collection of television programmes made in New Zealand since the early 1960s. In addition the Television Archive houses the New Zealand National Film Unit collection of newsreels and documentaries produced from 1938 to the late seventies. The Archive houses all productions from TVNZ’s Maori Department and consequently the biggest collection in the world of moving images recording the culture and heritage of Maori.
Television Music is the Archive’s music arm. It provides both commercial and production music to its customers. Its focus is on New Zealand and Pacific music and features unique and rare items in its library of over 300,000 recordings.http://tvnz.co.nz/footage/index-group-3362563
The Strands of Many VisionsNga Aho Whakaari grew out of Te Manu Aute, a collective of Maori communicators that was formed in October 1986. Te Manu Aute was committed to achieving Maori control in their chosen crafts. It recognised that one communication craft is dependent on another, and that each benefits from working collectively. Nga Aho Whakaari has since been duly incorporated as a non-profit organisation to meet the needs of Maori in film, video and television. Nga Aho Whakaari is committed to fulfilling the aspirations and developing the potential of its membership by promoting excellence in te reo me ona tikanga in the field of moving images.www.ngaahowhakaari.co.nz
The Office makes classification decisions on all films to be screened in New Zealand and is headed by the Chief Censor of Film and Literature.www.censorship.govt.nz
SPADA is a membership-based organisation that represents the collective interests of independent producers and production companies on all issues that affect the business and creative aspects of independent screen production in New Zealand. SPADA has over 300 members and maintains a high-profile advocacy on behalf of the screen production industry in general and for producers in particular.www.spada.co.nz
WIFT is an international organisation that has been in existence for over 40 years. It is an organisation for women who work in the film and television industries. www.wiftnz.org.nz
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