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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

24 July 2015 This week I attended three film-related events that highlighted the polar differences between art and commerce in film. On Wednesday morning I went to the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) briefing on the review of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG), driven by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) […]