Screenlink: Cutting it as a Commercials Director

Come join us for networking drinks at Screenlink on October 10, hosted by Directors & Editors Guild of NZ with New Zealand Advertising Producers Group and Ngā Aho Whakaari.

Director Robin Walters will share on his career in commercials, spanning over 25 years in New Zealand and abroad, and reflect on the changing nature of the industry

Robin has been providing his unique approach to commercials for over a decade, having worked with brands including Ebay, NZTA, Hyundai, Nibble, McDonald’s and Spark. He joined Black Stump Films and later Curious and Robber’s Dog. Earlier this year, Robin started TUTU FILMS with wife Sam.

Known for both comedy and drama, Robins’ work has been commended throughout the industry as some of the most honest and funniest to come out of Australasia in recent years.

WHEN  Wed 10 October, 6 – 8PM. Talk kicks off at 6:30PM.
WHERE  Longroom (Short Rm), 114 Ponsonby Rd, Auckland

Cash Bar // Nibbles provided

DEGNZ, NZAPG & NAW members – Free
Non-members – $5 koha appreciated

Auckland Screenlink: Importance of Cast in the Current Climate

Auckland Screenlink: Importance of Cast in the Current Climate

Back by popular demand, DEGNZ, SPADA and Equity NZ are excited to present the Auckland version of Screenlink: Importance of Cast in the Current Climate on August 14.

Members will hear from NZ Film Commission CEO Annabelle Sheehan. She will share on the importance of cast in financing feature films and dealing with US talent agents.

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.

Please join us for this evening of industry networking and insight.

WHEN Tue 14 August, 6 – 8PM. Talk kicks off at 6:30PM
WHERE Longroom, Short Rm, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn 1011

Cash Bar // Nibbles provided

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

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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  Henry Pollen’s, Level 2, 100 Willis St, Wellington

Cash Bar // Nibbles provided

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

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

A Taste of Seresin Estate and a Special Christmas Offer!

Our first Seresin wine tasting and networking evening marked DEGNZ’s final Screenlink event for the year.

Seresin Estate, founded in 1992 in Marlborough by New Zealand cinematographer Michael Seresin, has been a supporter of the Guild for several years. Pair that with some really excellent and not your typical New Zealand wines (for instance, although many people steer clear from Gewürztraminer, Executive Director Tui Ruwhiu is always recommending Seresin’s), it’s no surprise that the Guild has long wanted to run a Seresin wine tasting for our members.

The stars finally aligned and we were able to welcome Seresin head winemaker Clive Dougall. DEGNZ was in good company with members from the Composers Guild (SCGNZ), Writers Guild (NZWG) and Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) joining us.

With passion and humour, Clive presented half a dozen fine wines to attendees. He shared the philosophy behind their organic and biodynamic winemaking that comes out of Michael Seresin’s desire to make wine as naturally as possible.

All in all, it was a casual and informative evening, and you didn’t have to be a wine connoisseur to enjoy it.

Christmas 2017 One Off Prices 

In case you didn’t know, DEGNZ members receive discounts and special offers on the range of fine wines from Seresin Estate. Currently, you can save on cases of Seresin wines this Christmas if you order before 13 December 2017. See here for more details.