Entries by Tui

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, […]

A Big Year

It has been a big year for DEGNZ and the Screen Industry. At the Guild we have unionised, and we have recently been accepted by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) as an affiliate. We are now well poised to represent New Zealand directors and editors in negotiations over minimum rates and terms […]

Skills, Training, Learning

At DEGNZ we undertake a considerable amount of professional development to advance the craft of directing and editing. We are not the only screen industry guild or association to do so. Right now however, there is a confluence of activity occurring in the education sector that will have a significant impact on the screen industry, […]