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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 […]

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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 […]

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Screen Turmoil Across Tassie Causes Concern

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation was thrown into turmoil last week when Managing Director Michelle Guthrie was fired. Chairman at the time, Justin Milne, a political appointee and personal friend of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, questioned her leadership style and her relationships with Canberra. Milne was then ‘forced’ to resign when it became clear that he […]

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Celebrating Women

Womens’ roles in New Zealand society have come a long way. We were the first to give women the vote, we’ve had three female prime ministers and finally the Black Ferns have gotten professional contracts. However, in many industries women do not receive equal pay (including the Black Ferns). There are few women sitting in […]