Trans-Tasman Friendship

I took some time off work a couple of weeks ago to go to a script development lab in Margaret River with a writer I am working with. There were six Australian writer or writer/directors and their producers there with their projects. The Australian funding system for screen production is somewhat similar to ours, and […]

The Power of Film

This week’s piece is written by Samantha Caughey, DEGNZ’s Marketing & Events Coordinator, while Tui is overseas.Have you ever watched a film that’s changed your life? Altered your perception of an issue, or spurred you to do something you’d never considered before? Most people can pinpoint at least one film that’s had some kind of lasting […]

What Time Is It?

I was talking to a talented director last night and he related to me his latest experience of that thing we all often go through—being told, “No.” Whether you are pitching for a film, propping a TV show, a documentary idea, a web series, or trying to win that TVC or other job, in all […]

How To Get Ahead

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Professional development is an important part of the guild’s activities. A number of the opportunities have limits on participants, so we are constantly having to screen applications and respond to questions about what’s required, and “Why wasn’t I successful?” While there are many factors that come into play when decisions are made by us, and […]