Nzfc provides more stepping stones for new talent

The New Zealand Film Commission has launched several measures to help emerging writers, directors and producers to make features.

One initiative is Premiere Pathways, a new fund which will provide up to $NZ500,000 to help get features into production. Applicants can submit a short film, concept reel, scenes, a teaser trailer and a second-draft script.

Another fund will help talented teams coming out of the 48Hours competition to get features into production.

Nzfc CEO Dave Gibson announced the measures at the Big Screen Symposium in Auckland last Sunday.

.I am not convinced that the pathways have been clear or open to new talent,. he said. .I am not convinced that we have been good at identifying that talent. And I am not convinced that we have been able to help people move forward quickly and well..

Gibson said Sir Peter Jackson had given him a chart that showed in the

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