DEGNZ offers a range of resources for members to assist you with applications, negotiation, or as sources of information for your reference.
Each year we review the standard rate cards for directors and editors, which set what the Guild believes are the acceptable pay rates for work in the different sectors of the screen industry. Below are the latest recommended rates.
The Nolar Millar Library DVD Collection
In 2019, DEGNZ purchased approximately 3000 DVD titles upon the closure of Videon in Auckland. The broad collection, including many arthouse, auteur director and hard to obtain films, were gifted to the Nola Millar Library at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School.
Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines for Stage and Screen
These Guidelines provide a framework for the stage and screen industries when creating and/or recording performances of intimate scenes, nudity, simulated sexual activity and sexual violence. DEGNZ endorses the Equity NZ Intimacy Guidelines, which cover best practice that directors should follow. They can be downloaded from the Equity NZ website.
Amongst directors, DEGNZ promotes education around safe and respectful practices when working on intimate scenes. We offer practical workshops based on the Equity NZ Guidelines and training developed by UK intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien.
Participants practise developing an intimate scene in a DEGNZ intimacy workshop in 2019
DEGNZ Constitutional Documents
The DEGNZ Constitution is the governing document outlining how the Guild will be run, including the notification and election of the board.
Documents for the 2019 Annual General Meeting on 5 October 2019:
DEGNZ 2019 – 2020 Board Members for Confirmation
Nominations closed with the current board all nominated and confirmed for the 2019 – 2020 year.
DEGNZ AGM Remit – New Constitution 2019
The only remit for the AGM is from President Howard Taylor to adopt a modified constitution so that DEGNZ can formalise as a union.
DEGNZ AGM Appointment of Proxy 2019
If you are unable to attend the AGM please assign your vote via proxy so that your voice can be heard.
DEGNZ Constitution 5 October 2019
The modified constitution taking into account the Employment Relations Act and other requirements of a union constitution.
Standard Agreements (Member Exclusive)
We are gradually building a set of standard agreements for use by directors and editors who are members of the Guild. These are intended as a recommended guide.
Available DEGNZ standard agreements:
- Feature film director’s agreement
- Online series director’s agreement
Sign in below to view and download. Please contact us directly if you have any questions about these agreements.