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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.

Join Us for a Seresin Estate Wine Tasting and Networking Evening

Screenlink Seresin Wine Tasting

DEGNZ invites you to a special Screenlink networking evening on 15 November in Auckland for members of DEGNZ, NZWG, SCGNZ and SPADA.

Join Clive Dougall, winemaker for Seresin Estate, to taste and learn about five handcrafted wines from Marlborough.

The sentinel stone at the entrance to Seresin Estate bears a subtle handprint, a symbol of strength, gateway to the heart, tiller of the soil and the mark of the artisan.

Founded in 1992 by cinematographer and longtime DEGNZ supporter Michael Seresin, the Estate lies in the heart of Marlborough at the top of New Zealand’s South Island, with vineyards spread across the warm stony Wairau Valley floor and up into the gentle clay slopes of the Omaka Valley to the South.

 

The official wine tasting will run for one hour, followed by networking time with Seresin wine at hand.

Wine and nibbles provided.

 

What: Seresin Estate Wine Tasting & Networking Evening

When: Wed 15 November, 6 – 7.45pm

Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland

Entrance and carpark at back of Centre

 

TICKETS are free but must be booked in advance via Eventbrite as spaces are limited.

Members only – DEGNZ, SPADA, SCGNZ, NZWG

You must be 18+ to attend.

Tickets close Monday 6 November, 12 noon.

Wellington Screenlink: Forging Ties with Asia

Join DEGNZ, the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) and Screen Composers Guild (SCGNZ) for networking drinks and conversation in Wellington.

Sound editor and POW Studios CEO John McKay will share his career highlights and observations from his 40 years in film and TV, including recent successes in Asia.

John will chat about POW’s business philosophy and its approach to developing IP through the lens of their collaboration on NORI ROLLER COASTER BOY, NZ’s first TV co-pro with Korea.

Look forward to seeing you there!

When: Wednesday 25 October, 5–7pm

Where: The General Practitioner, Corner of Willis & Boulcott Streets, Wellington

Cash Bar  |  Nibbles provided

Free to members of DEGNZ, SPADA & SCGNZ   |   Non-members $5 koha