Are We Missing the Streamer Boat?

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It’s hard not to bang on about streaming services when they are continuing to upend the screen industry as we know it. Media intelligence service FilmTake recently reported that Disney, WarnerMedia, and Apple are expected to spend between US$8 million to $20 million per episode on new drama series. Amazon has supposedly set aside over […]

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NZIFF 2019: DEGNZ Member Round Up

Tonight, the New Zealand International Film Festival opens and with that, we congratulate members of the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ who have films in this year's programme. For My Father's Kingdom For My Father’s Kingdom premieres…
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Wellington - Rehearsal & Performance with Director Chris Dudman

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The Rehearsal & Performance series provides regular opportunities for directors and actors to practise their craft. Each workshop brings in an experienced moderator to guide participants as they explore a workshop scene in groups (one director,…
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Masterclass with Thom Zimny at NZIFF 2019

Film director Thom Zimny (The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash) will lead a Masterclass for filmmakers in Auckland as part of NZIFF 2019. This is the second time NZIFF has been able to provide a Masterclass designed for industry practitioners,…

Directing Masterclass with Sophie Hyde

DEGNZ is excited to present a Directing Masterclass with Australian director/producer Sophie Hyde on Saturday 27 July in Auckland. In this interactive Masterclass, Sophie will share on how she came to be making film and television and how…
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Film Talk: Camino Skies - July 10

Enjoy New Zealand documentary Camino Skies at our next Film Talk in association with Rialto Cinemas. Director Fergus Grady will be present for a half-hour audience Q&A after the film. The inspirational journey of six antipodean pilgrims…
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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

In my last blog editorial I wrote of Fair Remuneration and the meetings DEGNZ President Howard Taylor and I attended in Tokyo at the General Assembly of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and Executive…
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2019 Table Reads Round Three

Calling for actors and directors/writers with scripts for a Table Read on Saturday 10 August! Round 3 opens on 8 July and closes 2 August. A core cast – max six actors – together with a writer+director team OR writer/director will collaborate…

Call for Actors for 5-Day Travis Technique Intensive

DEGNZ invites actors to apply for a rare learning experience as a participant and observer in our 5-Day Travis Technique Intensive Workshop for Directors. The Intensive with Mark Travis is designed to fully immerse five directors into story,…