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Young Creators: Rewrite Your Story

Writing is rewriting, and the final rewrite is in the edit. You’ve probably heard this a lot. So we’re digging into the how of developing and crafting a good story for our last Young Creators meet-up of the year. We take a look at the important relationship between the writer, director and editor through a […]

Call for Applications: Assistant Editors – Mandatory Skills Workshop

Call for Applications Directors & Editors Guild of NZ is pleased to present Assistant Editors – Mandatory Skills, a new workshop designed for assistant editors in Aotearoa. The Guild warmly invites applications for this 2-day workshop to be held on 8-9 December. A well trained Assistant Editor is worth their weight in gold…ask any editor. […]

Intimacy on Set & Stage with Ita O’Brien

As some of you will be aware, Equity New Zealand is involved in bringing Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien from England to run a series of seminars and workshops in Australia and New Zealand (10-12 December). The DEGNZ board feels the best option for directors in regard to how best to handle scenes involving intimacy, simulated […]

Obituary for NZ Writer Rex Pilgrim

By Garth Maxwell I’m a filmmaker and director who has worked in New Zealand and Australia, and I was a close friend and collaborator with Rex Pilgrim, who died unexpectedly in Brisbane recently, in early September. I met Rex when he was working the accounts for James Wallace, who produced an early gay film of […]

Coming up: Yellow Is Forbidden Film Talk

Film Talk at Rialto Cinemas is where filmmakers and film fans meet. After each Film Talk screening, members of the creative team will join a moderator from the Directors & Editors Guild to discuss their work. Join us on October 31 for Yellow is Forbidden. Director Pietra Brettkelly will be present for an audience Q&A at the end. […]