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The Making of NZ Music Doco ‘Swagger of Thieves’

Director Julian Boshier chatted about his music documentary Swagger of Thieves as part of Film Talk, a series of special Q&A screenings presented by DEGNZ and Rialto Cinemas. The film charts Kiwi rock bank Head Like a Hole’s continuing quest for glory and relevance. A decade in the making, Swagger of Thieves first premiered in 2017 at the […]

Member Giveaway – Win Tickets to Tea with the Dames!

Befitting the Queen’s Birthday, we’re giving members the chance to win a double pass to Tea with the Dames (in NZ cinemas June 7), a unique celebration of the lives and careers of acting royalty Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Joan Plowright and Dame Maggie Smith. Tea with the Dames invites you to spend time with these acting […]


TOTS Directors Toolkit with Chris Dudman – Blenheim

Up-skill with this two-day practical guide to the directing process.  The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ and Top of the South Film Production Society (TOTS) presents the first of two Top of the South Island Directors Toolkits with New Zealand director Chris Dudman. This workshop will take place in Blenheim, with a second in […]

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Auckland – Rehearsal & Performance with Director/Producer Simon Bennett

Rehearsal & Performance is a practical half-day workshop focused on developing directors and actors’ tools to build better director/actor relationships for on-screen results. Guided by director/producer Simon Bennett, participants will explore a scene in groups (one director, two actors) in a safe and non-pressured environment. Lunch is provided. Simon Bennett has worked extensively as a stage and screen director […]

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Young Creators: Ready Set Network

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” Networking, however, can be an awkward business. Here’s an alternative: speed networking for Young Creators. At this event, you’ll have the chance to make connections in a number of fast, informal 8-minute sessions, plus the opportunity to grab a drink and mingle at the […]