Entries by Tui

The Realities of a SVOD World

I’ve been watching the debates raging across the Tasman as the Austalian screen industry seeks to ensure the future of Australian content in the face of the realities of SVOD. Research company Roy Morgan reported in March 2019 that nearly 14 million Australians now have access to some form of Pay TV/Subscription TV, up 11.8% […]


6 Key Developments to Note

There have been a significant number of developments that have occupied our time recently that are worthwhile highlighting. Firstly, the Copyright Act Review Issues Paper submission. DEGNZ made a submission, the primary focus of which was the call for recognition of director’s copyright in audiovisual content and cinematographic film. Directors are the authors of their […]

What Does 2019 Hold for NZ Film?

I hope everyone is well and rested after the Christmas and New Year break. As we kick off the year, I’ve been forced to ponder what 2019 holds for NZ film both personally and because it’s something we should all be asking ourselves with the changes in the global screen industry. To come up with […]


Brand New Zealand in Film

NB: Anna Serner quotes extracted from a Nordisk Film & TV Fund article   Anna Serner, the CEO of the Swedish Film Institute, spoke at the Big Screen Symposium a couple of weeks ago on gender equity. In the short time she has been at the Swedish Institute, she has essentially delivered gender parity in […]


Time For A Paradigm Shift

At the Annual General Meeting on 6 October, the Guild and its membership voted on two remits from President Howard Taylor for DEGNZ to unionise and to affiliate with the Council of Trade Unions (CTU). The motions passed and DEGNZ will unionise and affiliate with the CTU. Essentially nothing will change. We will still be […]