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Frontseat, this Sunday 1st May, 10.30pm TV One

Frontseat, this Sunday 1st May, 10.30pm TV One

A SLAP ON THE HAND:

Well, after all the lobbying by the NZ Film Commission and prominent members of the film community to get the NZ Film Fund recapitalised in this year’s Budget, the government’s written back to say that the NZ Film Commission already has the money, and there won’t be any more this year. Jeremy Hansen follows up on Julie Hill’s 10th April Frontseat story.

VARIATIONS IN WHITENESS:

Painter Grahame Sydney travelled to Antarctica in November 2003 as part of Antarctica New Zealand's Invitational Arts Fellow programme. He told the Otago Daily Times before the trip that he was looking forward to “the variations in whiteness”. But after the trip, a different daily newspaper accused him of painters’ block, suggesting he’d produced nothing from the experience. Jeremy Hansen travels to St Bathans to give Frontseat viewers the exclusive first look at Sydney’s new Antarctic series. www.grahamesydney.com

USER-FRIENDLY MUSIC: In 2004, the Royal NZ Ballet commissioned “The Happy Prince” from Dunedin choreographer Daniel Belton. But this work didn’t make the cut for the 2005 Tutus on Tour because the soundtrack by Gavin Bryars (String Quartet No.1) was apparently not user-friendly enough for the programme. Julie Hill talks to both Belton and RNZB artistic director Gary Harris, as well as composers of “non-user-friendly music” – David Downes and Dave Long – and Scilla Askew from Sounz, the organisation that represents “non-user-friendly” composers. www.sounz.org.nz www.nzballet.org.nz

FESTIVAL OF COLOUR: The organisers of Wanaka’s first arts festival tell Jeremy Hansen how they got $50,000 from locals before the festival was even announced. He also meets photographer Fiona Pardington and the local developer who cheekily sponsored “Wheeler’s Luck” - a comic play about the evils of coastal development. Best regards,

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