Richard Bluck and Paul Richards have announced they will not stand for the President and Vice President roles for the NZCS at the AGM on the 21 August. This is a great opportunity for Senior NZ Cinematographers to take on the helm of the NZCS, and drive the advancement of the art and craft of Cinematography in New Zealand.
The role of the President is to:
- Represent the society at engagements
- Fact as media spokesperson
- Report to the membership at each AGM
- Ensure that the Rules are followed
- Convence Meetings and set the agenda
- Chair meeting, deciding who may speak and when
- Oversee the operation of the Society
The role of the Vice President is to:
- Stand in for the President, by arrangement or when the president is unavailable.
Like all members of the committee they are voluntary positions, but with tangible rewards in the form of leaving legacy for future Cinematographers. This is an exciting time for visual media, with many issues including the economics of our industry and gender equality in play. If you think the time has come to give back to your professional community, please contact us for more information.
We also welcome all interest in joining the Committee - again this is a rewarding experience, offering a unique insight to both the broader Cinematographer world through our relationships with Imago, the ACS and the other overseas guilds, as well as insight to other NZ guilds.
Committee members duties include:
- Develop strategy
- Appoint sub-committees
- Authorise operational budget and expenditure
- Approve annual plan and budget
- Approve project plans and budget
- Publicly support NZCS awards, projects and events
The Committee has overall decision making responsibility for the NZCS – so if you join your vote will make a difference to the future focus of the society!
For more information about the President or other roles, please get in touch.