Casino Royale director Martin Campbell to attend NZ Awards

20 06 2007

Martin Campbell and Daniel Craig CASINO ROYALE PIC
New Zealand born director of Casino Royale, Martin Campbell has confirmed he will be taking part in the 2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards being held at SkyCity Auckland on 1st August.

Campbell will be presenting an Award at NZ’s most prestigious film and television industry awards ceremony as well as appearing as guest speaker at the Screen Directors Guild NZ Q&A Symposium on 31 July.

Most recently Campbell directed the action packed James Bond film, Casino Royale and only last week was signed to direct the movie 36, a remake of the 2004 French-language thriller 36 quai des orfevres. Campbell is considered one of the Hollywood’s top directors and is currently prepping 20th Century Fox’s thriller Unstoppable.

The Air New Zealand Screen Awards which are in their third year celebrates and recognises the craft and creativity of New Zealand film and television. This year’s awards have attracted a record number of entries, with close to 300 entries received across 30 categories.

Finalists for the nation’s best short film, digital feature and television productions will be announced at a special event in Auckland on July 3, 2007 and the Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007 ceremony will take place at Auckland’s SkyCity Theatre on Wednesday August 1st.

As well as the Finalist Announcement and Awards Ceremony, Rialto Channel will also host two free short film screenings of New Zealand Short Films as part of build up to The Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007. These will be held at SkyCity’s Bar3 on Tuesday 17th and 24th July from 7pm – 9pm.

For all the latest news and information on The Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2007, visit www.sdgnz.co.nz (click on the Awards tab from the home page).

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