29 Nov 2020

Pay equity in the NZ film and television industries

From Standing Room Only, 1:50 pm on 29 November 2020

The New Zealand screen industry - film, TV and now gaming - has exploded over the past 20 or so years.  Where you could once probably fit our film-makers into a decent-sized bus, these days they'd fill a stadium.

But it's still grossly unfairly rewarded.  Women are still paid far less than men, often for seemingly very similar work.  Hence the importance of organisations like WIFT - Women in Film And Television - who are about to host their biennial New Zealand Awards next week. Executive Director of WIFT, Patricia Watson lays out to Simon Morris where her battle lines are now drawn.

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Photo: SPADA