SINZ and Other Confessions

5 March 2015 Faced with a blank page and no hot topic I’m left to update you on some of the recent traffic across my desk. Screen Industry New Zealand (SINZ) got together last week for the first time in over a year. SINZ is an informal gathering of guilds (Writers, Directors & Editors, Producers, […]

Where Are The Women?

18 February 2015 Why are there so few female directors making dramatic feature films in New Zealand? It’s a vexing question with no easy answers. A couple of stats drawn from published NZFC data: Of the 28 dramatic features (discounting Hollywood and overseas independents) released with NZFC investment from 2010 to April 2014, four (14%) […]

Waitangi Day Te Reo

5 February 2015 We are already into February and Waitangi Day is almost upon us. For those of you unfamiliar with Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) or wanting to brush up on the detail, here’s a good primer on the NZ History website. Waitangi Day and issues around the Treaty are lightning […]

Welcome to 2015

22 January 2015 Kia ora! And welcome to 2015 with the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ. This year is shaping up to continue the extremely positive last six months of 2014 with a range of productions happening. We have the MTV series Shannara at Auckland Film Studios, Amblin TV’s Lumen pilot for TNT is […]