War of the SVODs World

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Well it’s happening. The SVOD wars have really kicked off. Apple TV+ debuted in New Zealand on 1 November with 14 original shows. Very much a tortoise approach from Apple, and you don’t have to pay for it for a year if you’ve bought an Apple product recently. Otherwise you’re up for $8.99/month. Disney+ meanwhile […]

2019 Screen Guilds Christmas Parties

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Members, it's that time again! We'd love for you to join us at the combined Guilds' end of year celebrations. RSVP essential Christchurch - Wed 27 November, 6pm RSVP now Auckland - Wed 4 December, 6pm RSVP now Wellington - Wed…
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Young Creators: Serious about Series

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Make something. Anything. And be prepared to face some hard unpaid work. JJ Fong and Ally Xue will discuss how they found their creative soulmates (Roseanne Liang and Perlina Lau) to form Flat3 Productions, and turned their pipe dream into…
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An Answer to NZ’s Broadcasting Industry Dilemma?

As Minister of Broadcasting Kris Faafoi gets set to decide the New Zealand broadcasting industry’s future with hopefully sound advice that includes a note that the industry is more than just News and Current Affairs, I postulate further on…
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Auckland - Rehearsal & Performance with Actor/Director Ian Hughes

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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,…
Screenlink: Inside the Engine of Mortal Engines

Screenlink: Inside the Engine of Mortal Engines

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Join 1st Assistant Editor/VFX Editor Dan Best for the rare chance to have an informal look inside the engine room of a multi million dollar VFX heavy feature. Dan will share on handling the logistics involved, the big editorial team required,…
Best Director Armagan Ballantyne with DEGNZ President Howard Taylor

DEGNZ Best Director and Best Editor Goes to...

Congratulations to our member Armağan Ballantyne for taking home the DEGNZ Best Director award for her short film Hush, presented at the Show Me Shorts 2019 Auckland Opening & Awards Night on October 5th. Hush tells the story of Ava, a…
Guild Table Reads

2019 Table Reads Round Four

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Calling for actors and directors/writers with scripts for a Table Read on Saturday 30 November! Round 4 opens on 21 October and closes 15 November, 3pm. A core cast – max six actors – together with a writer+director team OR writer/director…
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Eye On Asia

I had the good fortune to attend the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) for the official launch of the Alliance of Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Writers and Directors (AAPA) last week. Guild president Howard Taylor signed the MOU for DEGNZ’s…