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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]