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Call for Applications: Directing Toolkit with Jesse Warn

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Directing Toolkit Workshop with international director Jesse Warn. The workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 May in Auckland. A travel allowance is available for a small number of directors coming from other centres. Jesse Warn has directed film and television around the […]

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DEGNZ Presents: A Mentorship and Masterclass with Niki Caro

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is thrilled to invite applications from experienced film directors with a feature film project in or near to advanced development or ready for production to apply for an International Director’s Mentorship with acclaimed filmmaker Niki Caro. Niki Caro, one of New Zealand’s most successful film directors, needs little introduction, […]


Rialto Film Talks: 25 April and Notes to Eternity

There are two wonderful Rialto Film Talks coming up – DEGNZ member Leanne Pooley’s 25 April (Monday 25 April) and DEGNZ member Sarah Cordery’s Notes to Eternity (Thursday 26 May). Both are taking place at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket in Auckland. Director Leanne Pooley will be present for 25 April‘s Q&A while director, writer and producer […]


On the Road with the Rehearsal Room: Christchurch Edition

A great big thank you to everybody who participated in our latest Rehearsal Room in Christchurch, moderated by the wonderful Miranda Harcourt. DEGNZ members Nick Hitchins, Nick McLean, Gillian Ashurst and Martin Sagadin worked with 8 actors on scenes and reports are that everybody left glowing! Check out some photos from the day below. You […]


Tom Eagles Receives International Editor Mentorship with Dany Cooper

Tom Eagles Receives International Editor Mentorship with Dany Cooper 21st March 2016 The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is pleased to announce Tom Eagles as the recipient of our International Editor Mentorship for 2016 with award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper. “I’m excited and very grateful to be selected for the mentorship. Dany’s great […]