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A Heck of a Year

It’s been a heck of a year with a number of significant changes that affects many of the things we do in the screen sector. The first of major import was NZ On Air’s move to its single media fund model in July of 2017. Already an avenue for aspiring content makers who couldn’t or […]

Playing at Rehearsal & Performance

Directors and actors got the chance to play at Rehearsal & Performance in the weekend. Taking part were DEGNZ directors Aidee Walker, Louise Tu’u, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh and Ellen Jones-Poole. They were joined by a great group of actors from Equity NZ - Simone Walker, Ariki Erby, Serena Cotton, Nicol Munro, Narelle Ahrens, Jarred Blakiston, Anthea Hill […]

A Taste of Seresin Estate and a Special Christmas Offer!

Our first Seresin wine tasting and networking evening marked DEGNZ’s final Screenlink event for the year. Seresin Estate, founded in 1992 in Marlborough by New Zealand cinematographer Michael Seresin, has been a supporter of the Guild for several years. Pair that with some really excellent and not your typical New Zealand wines (for instance, although many people steer clear from […]

DEGNZ Launches Young Creators and Web Series Director Agreement

DEGNZ launched its new Young Creators initiative with its first event Before You Say Yes to Web Series. Young Creators is a programme of events with a mission to inform and inspire younger or emerging directors and editors to build successful, sustainable careers in the screen industry. The Young Creators initiative will be more career […]

NZTV Awards Names Finalists

Congratulations to former Guild President Peter Roberts who took home the Craft Award for Best Editing: Drama for Jean at the New Zealand Television Awards. The finalists in the remaining categories were also announced at the Craft Awards ceremony on Wednesday. Congrats to all the finalists and to our members in the running: Best Director: Multi Camera Mitchell Hawkes Vodafone New […]

November Film Talk: Psychological Thriller Human Traces

Join us for a special Rialto Newmarket screening of Human Traces, the debut feature from DEGNZ member Nic Gorman, which was selected for the New Zealand, Melbourne and Toronto film festivals. When a mysterious young man arrives on a remote Sub-Antarctic research station, secrets threaten the relationship of a married couple working on the island. Afterwards, […]

Rehearsal & Performance with Director Michael Duignan

DEGNZ welcomes directors and actors to register their interest for a chance to take part in Rehearsal & Performance, DEGNZ’s revamped Rehearsal Room workshop series. In this hands-on half-day workshop, director Michael Duignan (Go Girls, Filthy Rich, The Blue Rose) will look at the director/actor relationship and share ways in which directors and actors can […]

2017 Screen Guilds Christmas Parties

Come have a drink with us to celebrate another successful year at the Screen Guilds Christmas Parties in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch! Cash Bar, nibbles provided. Please note: You must RSVP on Eventbrite in advance. ONLY financial members of the Guilds and Associations (+1 partner) will be eligible to join. Membership card required. Auckland RSVP here […]

Join Us for a Seresin Estate Wine Tasting and Networking Evening

DEGNZ invites you to a special Screenlink networking evening on 15 November in Auckland for members of DEGNZ, NZWG, SCGNZ and SPADA. Join Clive Dougall, winemaker for Seresin Estate, to taste and learn about five handcrafted wines from Marlborough. The sentinel stone at the entrance to Seresin Estate bears a subtle handprint, a symbol of […]