criticised the Labour Government in March 1948 for maintaining a wartime system of import controls that restricted the consumer co-ops' ability to meet consumer demand, particularly in the new housing estates, for goods such as dried fruit and tobacco compared to non-co-op retailers.
Teen fantasy "Mountain" will lense in Auckland next year and is backed by the NZFC
with coin from London-based Capitol Films and NZ On Air.
CEO Ruth Harley tells Variety, '"We've had some private investment in the last few years, there's an upward trend but still very small.
25) Each year, three Executive Producer groups are appointed to make decisions on how to spend the NZFC
Short Film Fund allocation.
Principal investor is Tokyo-based OLC/Rights Entertainment, along with the New Zealand Film Production Fund and the NZFC
, in association with 3 Dogs & a Pony.
12) Robert McKee, 'Story Structure in Screenwriting', NZFC
Lecture series, Auckland and Wellington, January 1998.
has pre-sold "Demons" to France (Studio Canal Plus and FIP Prods) and the Benelux territories, and marketing director Lindsay Shelton reports strong interest from distribs in Japan and South Korea.
Last week, Shelton disclosed that he's agreed to stay at the NZFC
as a consultant through the end of this year to ensure a smooth transition with his successor.
His will be very hard shoes to fill," says NZFC
chief exec Ruth Harley.
The project is a triumph for the NZFC
, a state- and lottery-funded film bank that has been the major production catalyst here since the modern era of local filmmaking began with Roger Donaldson's "Sleeping Dogs" in 1975.
Yet even as the NZFC
prepares to celebrate its 20th anniversary next month, commission chiefs are worried about a downturn in production, lack of continuity and the flight overseas of some of the country's most acclaimed directors.