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In the spirit of Coopetition – Taking An ‘NZ Inc’ Approach to a Well-Functioning Screen Industry

The eleven regional film offices (RFOs) around the country might be seen as competitors, but they’ve found a way over the last decade to cooperate and collaborate with each other in the spirit of ‘NZ Inc’, recognising the healthy ‘coopetition’ can be the best way to combine resources and achieve shared goals. Under the banner of RFONZ, they recognise they’re working towards a vision shared by many, a well-functioning Aotearoa New Zealand screen industry. This panel will discuss how and why the RFOs work together and what lessons can be learnt about this collaboration. And most importantly, what exactly does a well-functioning screen industry look like, from North to South? 

Join this outstanding panel, where moderator Jaclyn Philpott (Association of Film Commissioners International) visiting from Los Angeles will be in conversation with Petrina D’Rozario (Screen CanterburyNZ), Mark Westerby (Screen Wellington), Kahli Scott (Film Queenstown Lakes) and Jade Kent (Film Bay of Plenty). 

This session is sponsored by Screenrights.