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What’s New?

Whassup?It’s interesting putting pen to paper to write this, close to a year to the day from when I started in my role as Executive Director at the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ.  I took over from Fiona Copland who quickly stepped into…

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…

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…

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,…

How I Got Started in the Industry

In this guest blog series, our members reflect on how they made their way into assistant editing, editing, and directing—with no two stories the same. They offer advice for those starting out.