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September 24, 2019

Celebrating the changemakers

Championing diversity is vital for the success of any business. The film and television industry is no different. Proudly hosted by The New Zealand Film Commission and Women in Film & Television International with support from The Walt Disney Company, the Power of Inclusion Summit will create a much needed dialogue on diversity and inclusion within the industry.

As a member of the Women in Film and Television New Zealand board, I am thrilled that this event is being hosted in New Zealand.  We have so much to offer but also a lot to learn. This event represents an opportunity to hear from changemakers and to learn from those who have done it before.  

The summit brings together people who will present a myriad of world views, pose questions and suggest solutions for a more inclusive industry and world.

Speakers include New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, writer and director Niki Caro, actors and directors Madeleine Sami, Jackie van Beek, Rachel House and Oscar Kightley, The Black List founder Franklin Leonard, writer and producer Philippa Boyens, breakthrough actor, film and theatre maker Ana Scotney (Ngāti Tāwhaki) and Geena Davis, Academy Award Winner and Founder and Chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

Details

When: Thursday 3rd October - Friday 4th October
Where: Aotea Centre, Auckland
Register here to be part of a phenomenal event right here in New Zealand

"The summit brings together people who will present a myriad of world views, pose questions and suggest solutions for a more inclusive industry and world".

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Recently a court in Shenzen, China, awarded damages to the tech giant Tencent as a result of a finding of copyright infringement – the work in question was written by Dreamwriter, an automated news-writing system developed by Tencent.

However, as AI applications become more autonomous, and make creative decisions with minimal human input, a question arises as to whether this is the right outcome. 

Our Copyright Act is currently under review and one of the questions MBIE has posed relates to whether the current rules relating to computer generated works are still fit for purpose and whether any changes are required. The first round of submissions are now closed, but watch this space if you would like to keep up to date on where we land on this issue.       

If you have any questions relating to adoption or use of AI technology, please get in touch.

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