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Wellington Screenlink: Importance of Cast in the Current Climate

DEGNZ, SPADA and Equity NZ warmly welcomes members to join us for a Screenlink in Wellington.

At this discussion and networking event, NZ Film Commission CEO Annabelle Sheehan will share on the importance of cast in today’s feature film climate. Annabelle’s background includes serving from 2004-2013 as CEO and Senior Agent at RGM Artist Group, representing high profile Australian artists in the entertainment industry.

WHEN  Tue 3 July, 6 – 8PM. Talk kicks off at 6:30PM
WHERE  TBC, Wellington

Cash Bar // Nibbles provided

DEGNZ, SPADA & Equity members – Free
Non-members – $5 koha appreciated

Young Creators: Ready Set Network

Young Creators: Ready Set Network

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

Networking, however, can be an awkward business. Here’s an alternative: speed networking for Young Creators.

At this event, you’ll have the chance to make connections in a number of fast, informal 8-minute sessions, plus the opportunity to grab a drink and mingle at the end of the night. Meet potential collaborators, whether you’ve got a project to share or are on the look out.

This event is for directors, editors, writers and producers. Come prepared (we’ll send you tips and details ahead of time!).

Thu 31 May // 6:30pm – 8:30pm

West End Lawn Tennis Club
Cnr West End Rd and Fife St, Westmere, Auckland

DEGNZ Young Creators is a programme of events with a mission to inform and inspire younger or emerging directors and editors to build successful, sustainable careers in the screen industry.


TICKETS: Registration essential as tickets are limited! Ends Friday 25 May.

DEGNZ members – Free
Non-members – $5

This event is R18.

DEGNZ Member Pre-release: Ticket registrations for DEGNZ members opens on Tue 8 May, 2PM – 48 hours before the general release.

Screenlink with Philippa Campbell

Screenlink with Producer Philippa Campbell

DEGNZ, WIFT and NZWG invite members for drinks and snacks and to hear leading NZ producer Philippa Campbell (Rain, No. 2, Rubbings From A Live Man) speak to her experiences on two series of Top of the Lake, written by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, Series One directed by Campion and Garth Davis, and Two by Campion and Ariel Kleiman.

WHEN  Wed 18 April, 6 – 8PM
WHERE  Longroom (Short Rm), 114 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland

Cash Bar // Nibbles provided
Non-members – $5 koha appreciated

Young Creators: Get Your Foot In the Door

Young Creators: Get Your Foot In the Door

With a million paths to choose, it’s easy to feel lost when you’re starting out in the screen industry. 
How do you get your foot in the door? What does that even mean?

At this Q&A, four emerging directors and editors will discuss breaking into the industry and the different ways they did it. We’re pumped to announce our panelists are directors Hanelle Harris and James Solomon; and editors Brendon Chan and Dione Chard!

Thu 8 March  //  Talk kicks off 7 – 8:30pm
Join us for a drink before & after!

VENUE CHANGE: Horse and Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden, Auckland

Door Entry: 
DEGNZ members – Free 
Non-members – $5 koha appreciated

DEGNZ Young Creators is a programme of events with a mission to inform and inspire younger or emerging directors and editors to build successful, sustainable careers in the screen industry.

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Auckland – Rehearsal & Performance with Actor Tandi Wright

Rehearsal & Performance (the new and improved Rehearsal Room) is up and running for 2018 in Auckland. DEGNZ welcomes directors and actors to register their interest for a chance to be involved.

Actor Tandi Wright will guide this half-day workshop where she will help directors and actors create great performances on screen through improving collaborative efforts. Tandi will be there to provide advice and guidance so that everyone can get the most out of the workshop.

In a safe and non-pressured environment, groups of three (one director, two actors) will have the opportunity to explore a scene with the support of Tandi.

Participants will receive the scene in advance and are expected to do some preparation before the workshop. Directors will also be provided with a document to help them in their prep. 

We look forward to this opportunity to help both directors and actors improve their practical skills and create industry relationships.


Tandi Wright is an actor of more than 20 years experience and has worked consistently across all the genres – film, television, stage and radio. She has worked in the US, Australia and NZ, and has been nominated for numerous theatre and screen awards in NZ. Theatre highlights include The Events and When The Rain Stops Falling. Screen highlights include The Returned, The Rehearsal, Jack the Giant Slayer and Out of the Blue. Tandi is one of the Vice-Presidents of Equity New Zealand.


What: Rehearsal & Performance with Actor Tandi Wright
When: Saturday 10 March, 9am – 2pm; lunch provided.
Where: Kingsland
Cost: Free; workshop is ONLY open to members of DEGNZ and Equity NZ.

REGISTER at Eventbrite by Monday 21 February, 12 noon. Spots are limited to four directors and eight actors. If selected, DEGNZ will contact you directly to confirm your participation.


Rehearsal & Performance is hosted by Directors & Editors Guild of NZ and the Equity Foundation, and made possible with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission.