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From our new Executive Director…

I have arrived at DEGNZ at a time of significant change for the screen industry. Digital’s impact on the broadcasting and film landscape is immense. There are new opportunities for content makers online. Exhibitors are coming under intense pressure from companies seeking to circumvent traditional distribution windows and trial online services. DVD and Bluray sales […]


Updates from The Rehearsal Room

This weekend we held our last Auckland Rehearsal Room workshop of 2014- and a fantastic day it was! Directors Rowena Baines, Lucy Stonex, Miles Murphy and Zoe Macintosh joined Equity members Xavier Black, Kevin Keys, Alistair Browning, Colin Moy, Michelle Blundell, Damien Avery and Morgan Bradley for a day of practising their craft and work-shopping […]

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2014 International Editing Mentor

Earlier this month, DEGNZ was pleased to welcome Justine Wright to New Zealand as our 2014 International Editing Mentor. Over the course of her stay, Justine spent time working with NZ editor Cushla Dillon who was the selected 2014 mentee. Here’s what Cushla had to say of the experience: “I felt hugely privileged to share […]

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International Director’s Mentorship- Call for Applications!

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from experienced film directors with a feature film project in advanced development to apply for an International Director’s Mentorship with a successful, seasoned director from the international industry. This mentorship is designed to assist a director with project development, career planning, creative relationships, new practices in […]