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Holiday Viewing – Check Us Out on Youtube

Finally got some free time over the holiday season? Revisit or catch up on some of our guild events from the year on our DEGNZ Channel, which is currently live. Here’s a small selection you might like:

- Film Talk: Q&A with Geoff Murphy on his seminal Goodbye Pork Pie.
- The Collaborators Series: Lee Tamahori and Robin Scholes – From Once Were Warriors to Mahana
- DEGNZ Selects: In conversation with Niki Caro
- and more!

We’ll be adding more vids in 2017 so make sure you subscribe.

 

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Karl Steven on Composing for the Screen – Collaborators Series

Sound and music has a significant influence on the viewer’s experience. DEGNZ warmly invites members of DEGNZ, WIFT and NZAPG to hear from acclaimed screen composer and Kiwi music veteran Karl Steven as he shares on composing for film and TV.

Karl’s original scores, to name just a few, can be heard in How to Murder Your Wife, Bombshell – The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, The Blue Rose and drama series Tatau for BBC Three and BBC America. Former Supergroove frontman, Karl’s credits encompass the scores and music supervision of numerous drama series, telefeatures, documentaries and films both feature length and short. This year, his work on 800 Words won him the APRA Best Original Music in a Series trophy at the Silver Scroll Awards.

When: Wednesday 9 November, 6pm drinks, 6:30pm talk begins.

Where: Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland

Free entry for members of DEGNZ, WIFT and NZ Advertising Producers Group.

Happy Hour drinks. Nibbles Provided.

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‘Improving the Casting Process – The Relationship Between Actor and Director’ – A Collaborators Series

DEGNZ warmly invites DEGNZ and Equity New Zealand members to its next Collaborators Series on Wednesday August 10 with Equity New Zealand.

What: A panel discussion on the topic of improving the casting process/the relationship between actor and director
Who: The discussion will be led by Ian Hughes featuring a panel of Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Michael Hurst and Tandi Wright
Where: Upstairs function room, Horse & Trap, 3 Enfield St, Auckland
When: Wednesday August 10, 7pm drinks for a 7.30-8.30pm discussion

We look forward to seeing you there. 

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Collaborators Series – Director and 1st AD Dynamics

Collaborators Series with The Techos’ Guild & Peter Burger

Come along for a discussion about ‘Director and 1st AD Dynamics’. A panel of ADs–Terri Kilmartin, Amand Weaver, Jennifer Butcher, and Marc Ashton from NZFC–will speak to Peter Burger about the processes, challenges and triumphs of the Director/1st AD relationship.

 

When: 7pm for drinks, 7.30-8.30pm discussion, Wednesday 13 July

Where: Upstairs at the Grey Lynn RSC, 1 Francis Street

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Coming Up: Collaborators Series, ScreenLink & Rehearsal Room

Save the dates! We have two events coming up:

ScreenLink with PIFT and NAW 
Come along for networking drinks and hear from guest speaker Miki Magasiva.
When: 6pm-8pm, Tuesday 5 July
Where: The function room at the back of the Longroom, 114 Ponsonby Road

Collaborators Series with The Techos’ Guild & Peter Burger
Come along for a discussion about ‘Director and 1st AD Dynamics’. A panel of ADs and Marc Ashton from NZFC will speak to Peter Burger about the processes, challenges and triumphs of the Director/1st AD relationship.
When: 7pm for drinks, 7.30-8.30pm discussion, Wednesday 13 July
Where: Upstairs at the Grey Lynn RSC, 1 Francis Street

Rehearsal Room with Rene Naufahu – Register your interest as a director NOW!
The Rehearsal Room is an amazing opportunity to work with actors on your script and practice your craft in a safe, supportive space.
When: 10am-2pm, Saturday 16 July
Where: The MTG RM, Kingsland
SIGN UP NOW and we will be in touch.

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Bridging The Gap – First Time Feature Director and Experienced DOP

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In their first collaboration, documentary filmmaker Rebecca Tansley and DOP Simon Raby crafted a film the NZ Herald gave four stars to.

A mixture of Run n Gun and highly staged production, Crossing Rachmaninoff called on all of Rebecca’s communication skills and Simon’s deep knowledge of craft and long experience to pull off.

Together with clips from the film, writer and director Fiona Samuel will explore with Rebecca and Simon the approaches they took to each other and a film that has delighted audiences in New Zealand and internationally.

Don’t miss this joint Directors & Editors Guild/New Zealand Cinematographers Society event that will give you greater insight into how to collaborate and shoot for success.

What: A Collaborators Series event with the NZCS Bridging The Gap – First Time Feature Director And Experienced DOP
Where: Upstairs function room, Horse & Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden
When: Wednesday 18 May, 7pm for 7.30-8.30pm
DEGNZ members free, Non-members $5 koha

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Inspiring night at the Collaborators Series with Wayne Blair

On Wednesday night, DEGNZ got together with Ngā Aho Whakaari for a Collaborators Series event with Wayne Blair. The topic? Getting Indigenous Stories to the Screen.

Wayne Blair, an actor and director, is well known for his directing work on The Sapphires as well as Redfern Now, Cleverman and recently Septembers of Shiraz.

At the Collaborators Series, Wayne was open and forthright about his film-making and explained how telling Indigenous stories is central to his work. He also spoke of how he feels fortunate to work with so many talented and Indigenous people in the industry.

Many thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for supporting this event.

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