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Speaker: Key: Concession Not Recession

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  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Alec Morgan,

    just an early twenties person walking into one of the many traps for younger players. No written contract provided either Russell.

    Never mind they'll get them somewhere else

    What do we know?
    Nactional will sell us out.
    When do we know it?
    NOW! As always.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Joe Bennett's take on it all in the DomPost this morning.Great photo too.
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/comment/columnists/joe-bennett/7793274/PMs-long-expected-party

    (By the way Sofie, sorry for mispelling your name earlier.)

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • John Armstrong, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Joe Bennett's take on it all

    Interesting that it - like Graham's piece - includes a reference to Mr Dotcom's head on a plate. Satirical synchronism. Spooky.

    Hamilton • Since Nov 2007 • 134 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Yes, I noted that John the B synchronicity too, in the Waikato Times. Like the "Peeyem".

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2537 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    TV show spurns Kiwi crew for Americans

    Mr Bollinger said that with relaxed immigration rules on foreign workers, three key crew roles that New Zealanders could have filled would be undertaken by imported American workers.

    I think that sums it up.

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Alec Morgan,

    ACC has been asked to reassess the bill in line with what Dexter says upthread, not disingenuousness just an early twenties person walking into one of the many traps for younger players. No written contract provided either Russell.

    That's shabby, but it's not a result of the law change. I hope ACC sees sense.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22749 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Russell Brown,

    That’s shabby, but it’s not a result of the law change. I hope ACC sees CENTS.

    [fixed for you ;-)]

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Steve Barnes,

    Most of those NZ actors and crews taken on for the Hobbit have now finished and are back on the job market, so would be available for such work. What ongoing work will be available from the estimated $12,000 government subsidy per worker?

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3196 posts Report Reply

  • martinb,

    This story of LA with it's wan characters and sepia photos is a pale version of the vivid journies and fascinating people you used to write about.

    Auckland • Since Jul 2010 • 203 posts Report Reply

  • martinb,

    wowee.

    I thought this was an article by a writer of escapism and subtle commentary through alternative culture and travel??

    My two cents is that 'Sharkey' and 'JohnKey' sound similar enough for there to be an inquiry. They might be cousins.

    Auckland • Since Jul 2010 • 203 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan King, in reply to Sacha,

    And so long as the govt does not cut culture funding or further screw the distribution system

    Well, the amount NZFC can give local productions is much less than it used to be, distribution is screwed (or at least massively in flux) … and the filmmaking landscape is changing dramatically. None of this is John key’s fault – or Peter Jackson’s – but how and where we see ‘our culture’ on screens is definitely changing. Certainly the definition of a New Zealand Film Industry is.

    I think 'free' distribution (i.e. Internets) and cheap(er) production could mean exciting times ahead ... But the hundreds of people who've entered the 'industry' over the last 10 years may not all want to be part of that. And growing wages and secure employment may not feature too heavily either.

    Since Sep 2010 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jonathan King,

    There's also telly, music, dance, visual arts and other funded culture. Sport even, perhaps?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan King, in reply to Sacha,

    Sorry -- didn't understand a word of your post. Especially the third-to-last one. ;-)

    Since Sep 2010 • 185 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to Jonathan King,

    I think 'free' distribution (i.e. Internets) and cheap(er) production could mean exciting times ahead ... But the hundreds of people who've entered the 'industry' over the last 10 years may not all want to be part of that. And growing wages and secure employment may not feature too heavily either.

    Even in America, Silicon Valley and Hollywood are on a collision course worthy of an Aaron Sorkin script. President Obama has a tricky balancing act since they've both backed him heavily.

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5416 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Jonathan King,

    Admirably focused #filmfilmfilm

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19683 posts Report Reply

  • Richard Aston, in reply to Jonathan King,

    how and where we see ‘our culture’ on screens is definitely changing

    You bet and film is becoming a bit player making the odd cameo appearance in a wide range of "nz culture" on screen. Yes I agree with Sacha even sport as a big screen entertainment event is reflecting part of our culture or at least our national psyche , like it or not.

    Kinda begs the question what do we mean by culture, such a loaded word .
    It used to mean cultivation of the human being through education art etc
    Post modern anthropology seems to define it as the human capacity to represent and classify human experience and to act creatively.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 509 posts Report Reply

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