Covid-19 is the dominant topic right now: the future of the film industries is yet unknown, but now it's the time to prepare, collaborate and think outside of the box. Amanda Jenkins has kicked into high gear getting people talking, collaborating and joining forces to think about what's next.
And if that wasn't enough, Amanda is also getting Canterbury industry on the map again and again in her role as Christchurch branch Chair. We can't thank you enough Amanda for all your hard work supporting the greater good of the growth of the Canterbury Screen Industry!
The autumn issue of the NZTECHO is all about "the new normal". Amanda Jenkins, Christchurch Branch Chair (advertising) Line Producer, is convinced that this global lockdown is full of opportunities for the New Zealand Film Industry: "Not only will our locally made content find international audiences like never before, but with so many countries still on lock down while we can get back to work, they will be looking to create content somewhere, and somehow, during this global lockdown, and that somehow and somewhere can be us."
"Geographically isolated and with a relatively small population. New Zealand has the potential to contain the spread of Covid-19 and allow our workforce to safely resume trading ahead of the rest of the world. Amanda Jenkins ponders the potential for our screen industry if New Zealand’s isolation can be transformed into a unique set of opportunities (to work/service other countries’ productions by proxy) that could set up a stronger, bolder screen sector here for a long time to come."
Excerpt from pages 18- 20 Regional Wrap - Christchurch by Amanda Jenkins.
"The newly formed Christchurch Branch hit the ground running with a steady stream of new members joining and an enthusiastic committee formed in December 2019. The main drive to get a branch set up in Christchurch was to give technicians a voice, enable visibility and stimulate growth into the industry.
Local production companies, line producers, technicians have been busy with commercial work, location scouting and pitching including a wide diverse amount of screen work that is in development and production with documentaries, short films, web content, commercials and features including post production.
The Christchurch industry has naturally been growing strength to strength over the last few years (post earthquake recovery) enabling a bolder spark of connectivity and collaborations. . ."
Excerpt from page 28
Please take the time to read Amanda's articles in the latest issue of the NZTECHO.
Also the newbie profile of local legend and huge supporter of the Canterbury Industry, Graham Thompson, is not be missed!