Issue date: 
Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Auckland based role 

The New Zealand Film Commission is looking for someone to manage our funding decision-making processes in relation to film development and film investment. The focus of this position is on ensuring we are making quality development and investment funding decisions in respect of New Zealand feature films.

Reporting to the Head of Funding, the Film Development Lead manages the team who process and guide applications through our funding processes, they work to ensure that the films we are funding are of a high standard (commercially and culturally), and they ensure that we are driving continuous improvement in the quality of the material we receive. 

The Film Development Lead is responsible for managing our communication with applicants, developing and implementing strategies to ensure we are focused on quality scripts for funding and for managing the investment decision making process. 

The Film Development Lead is expected to build relationships and use influence to help industry partners to understand what it takes to get a project funded so they can self-assess when a project is ready to be submitted for funding and the likelihood of success.

We are looking for someone who understands film making and has the ability to develop systems and processes and criteria to support effective funding decision-making.  The successful candidate will be someone who can influence through clear communication and build the understanding of potential applicants on what may be funded and where applications may not meet our requirements. 

For further information please refer to the position description. To apply for this position, please email Applications close 5.00 pm on Wednesday 3 July.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 19 June 2024