October 20, 2010
TECHNICIANS, CREW, PRODUCTION
– all are urged to attend this open discussion.
THIS IS NOT A DRILL
TO ALL FILM TECHNICIANS
I am writing based on a understandable concern that we all share around the status of The Hobbit and the ramifications this will have on our future careers within New Zealand. We believe it would be very beneficial that as a community of technicians we meet urgently and discuss amongst ourselves the situation and how we may be able to retain some control over our future careers and the destiny of the New Zealand Film Industry.
If you can make it, could you please gather at Stone Street Studios A Stage in Miramar at 5pm today (Wednesday 20th October) so that you have at least understood more fully the issues and details surrounding this production, and that you have had an opportunity to share your opinion.
I appreciate that this is at very short notice but as a passionate supporter of the New Zealand film industry I feel it is important that we get together and share our views. Understandably, if you are unable to attend the meeting due to the short notice please email Ri Streeter firstname.lastname@example.org and we will inform you of the details of the discussion from the Minutes that will be taken.
Wellington Film Technician
PS: Please forward this message to your film colleagues or phone and text those not at computers and inform them of this meeting