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The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ warmly invites you to join us for a night to honour and celebrate our Lifetime Members.
DEGNZ has formerly awarded Lifetime Memberships to John Reid, Keith Hunter and George Andrews in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the guild over the years. The Lifetime Membership Awards Dinner is an opportunity to officially acknowledge their Lifetime Membership with an award.
The evening will begin at 6pm with drinks and canapés in the Longroom’s private bar. The awards presentations shall begin at 6:30pm, followed by an excellent banquet style dinner from 7pm.
The Guild’s first President, Keith Hunter is an award-winning writer and documentary maker, known for his investigations into miscarriages of justice. His screen credits include The Remand of Ivan Curry, Out of the Dark, Staunch, and award-winner Murder on the Blade?, about the Scott Watson case. Hunter has also directed drama and comedy on shows such as Mortimer’s Patch and Letter to Blanchy.
John Reid made his feature debut with an acclaimed adaptation of Roger Hall play Middle Age Spread. Since then he has directed three more features ranging from raw comedy to moody arthouse pieces, plus a host of television programmes and commercials. John was Guild President for many years.
Long time Guild board member Producer George Andrews has been making documentaries about New Zealand for more than 40 years, including legendary documentary series Landmarks. He has also been a vocal advocate for public service broadcasting. In 2002 he was made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to television.
Industry and partners are welcome to attend.
When: Friday 6 October, 6pm start
Ticket Sales end: Monday 2 October, midnight