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Film Industry Working Group Recommendations Should Include a Wider Group of Screen Workers

For Immediate Release 17 June 2019 The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ welcomes the Government’s initial response to the Film Industry Group (FIWG) recommendations, but feels that the proposed changes should apply to protect a wider group of workers in the screen industry. “As currently outlined, the narrow application of the changes leaves the […]

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DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Call for Applications

The DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Scheme is a new initiative giving emerging drama editors the opportunity to advance their craft through shadowing and mentoring from an experienced drama editor. Emerging drama editors are invited to apply for our second DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment. The successful candidate will attach to editor Annie Collins on feature film Coming […]

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Watch: Writing & Directing Fresh Eggs for TV

Go behind-the-scenes into the creative process of making Fresh Eggs with co-creator/writer Nick Ward and producer/lead director Britta Hawkins. Fresh Eggs is a six-part black comedy for TVNZ 2, which follows a couple’s quest for “the good life” that goes wickedly awry. Q&A moderated by Gaysorn Thavat, another director on the show.   “If you’re ever […]

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Audit of Directing Masterclass with Howard Fine

DEGNZ invites members to audit the Directing Masterclass with acting coach Howard Fine who for over a quarter of a century has built an unshakable reputation as one of the most gifted acting teachers of his generation. Auditing Over the course of a day, auditors will gain access to Howard’s teaching and award-winning approach to performance […]

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Fair Remuneration Efforts

Last week, Guild President Howard Taylor and I attended the General Assembly of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and the Executive Committee meeting of Writers & Directors Worldwide (W & DW) in Tokyo. The primary purpose for attending was to gain international support from the two bodies for DEGNZ’s efforts […]