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COVID-19 Update from DEGNZ

Now that we find ourselves at Level 3 again, the Government has a number of support mechanisms for both independent contractors and businesses that you may be able to apply for. Businesses (including independent contractors) can again access the Wage Subsidy Scheme. Information on this will be available late today Monday 1 March 2021 on […]


Travel Virtually, And In Style By Watching Lap of Luxury

Lockdown border laws may keep us restricted to Aotearoa but Lap of Luxury, directed by Bryn Evans (DEGNZ) and offline edited by Steven Chow (DEGNZ) and Anthea Ede Smith, transports us to the world’s most glamorous places. Thanks to Evans, Chow and the production team behind the series, kiwis can indulge in the deluxe landscapes […]


Know Your Rights Workshop

The three screen unions being the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ, Equity New Zealand and the New Zealand Writers Guild are pleased to announce the launch of a series of ‘Know Your Rights’ workshops at nine locations around New Zealand. The workshops are for members and non-members of the guilds and intended to: demystify contracts, improve […]

Someday Stories Announce Filmmakers for 2021

Congratulations to member Ruby Harris (fourth from the left, top row) for being selected for Someday Stories 2021. With the support of NZ On Air and Te Mangai Paho, six short films have been funded. According to Someday, the themes of these films are as diverse as ever before. Ruby’s short drama, Pet Day, follows […]

Power Rangers Dino Fury is here!

Episode one, directed by Charlie Haskell (DEGNZ) has been released in the US with more episodes being released weekly. Fellow DEGNZ members, Caroline Bell-Booth and Michael Hurst both directed seven episodes each in the franchises’ new series. The series was produced between lockdowns in 2020 and utilised local cast and crew whilst bringing international talent […]