Intimacy Guidelines a Win-Win

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UK based Intimacy Coordinator Ita O’Brien spent three days in Auckland last December sharing her highly acclaimed approach to intimacy on set. The events gave actors, directors, producers, writers and crew from the stage and screen industries an opportunity to learn Ita’s best practice approaches to intimacy, simulated sex scenes, and nudity, implementing her Intimacy On Set Guidelines. […]

What Does 2019 Hold for NZ Film?

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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

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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

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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 […]