Entries by Tui


Physical, Mental & Financial Wellbeing – In the COVID-19 Era

There has been an influx of information on physical wellbeing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we also have to give thought to our own and others’ mental and financial wellbeing. As a union and an affiliate to the Council of Trade Unions, we have been able to rely on their considerable efforts over […]


COVID-19 – A Reminder of the Small World We Live In

I asked myself and my colleague whether or not I should write about the impact of the coronavirus on our industry in my regular Op Ed. I’d decided not to, then woke up to some news that has changed my mind. CANNESERIES, the TV version of the Cannes Film Festival, has decided to postpone from […]

An Eye Opener

I was fortunate to be invited as a guest to the New Zealander of the Year Awards last night. It was an eye-opener for me. It brought home how myopic I have become with the screen industry essentially consuming my every waking hour. When I’m not thinking about and doing my job here at the […]

What’s Up In 2020?

We’ve got the elections this year and that means everything is up in the air. Simon Bridges says he’ll likely reverse the TVNZ-RNZ merger if National gets back into power. The Film Industry Working Group’s recommendations around collective bargaining for the screen industry could go out the window. NZ On Air could get an increase […]


DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Call for Applications

The DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Scheme is a new initiative giving emerging drama editors the opportunity to advance their craft through shadowing and mentoring from an experienced drama editor. Emerging drama editors are invited to apply for our third DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment. The successful candidate will attach to editor Peter Roberts on feature film Juniper, […]