Aotearoa in Demand

New York Times article asks ‘what’s next?’ of the post-Rings NZ film industry. Insiders predict a slew of big budget international projects, thanks to the government’s recent promise that it would reimburse 12.5% of the production costs of films with budgets exceeding $10 million. First to benefit from the grant is The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, directed by New Zealander Andrew Adamson (Shrek) and co-financed by Walt Disney Studios and Walden Media.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…