New: Standard Feature Film Editing Agreement

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  We are really pleased to share with our members our latest standard agreement. We have designed the Standard Feature Film Editing Agreement to establish fair terms and conditions between editors and producers. Now available…
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Time to Move On – Almost

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DEGNZ President Howard Taylor signs off. I am retiring from my role as president of the DEGNZ. Going, but not quite gone. As required by the constitution, I will be continuing as a board member for another year to ensure a smooth transition. I…

Crowdfunding: Feature Documentary Pacific Mother Examines Aotearoa’s Maternity System

Director Kathy McRae (DEGNZ) and her team are independently funding a feature documentary that dives deeper into themes explored in Water Baby, their Loading Docs short film. Water Baby (2019) documented freediving couple Sachiko Fukumoto…

DEGNZ Members Selected for NZ Web Fest 21

Celebrating filmmakers of great web series content from across the globe, NZ Web Fest returns this year with a line-up that includes works from DEGNZ members. 100 Year Forecast 100 Year Forecast (pictured above) is a five-part documentary…

NZIFF: Huge Line-up of DEGNZ Filmmakers to Premiere their Work

The 2021 Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has announced an impressive lineup of New Zealand feature films. More than a few DEGNZ members have had their films selected and we would like to congratulate each and every member.…

Peninsula Adds More Notches on its Belt

Earlier this year DEGNZ members writer/director Fiona McKenzie (pictured during filming) and producer/editor Scott Flyger saw the World Premiere of their short film Peninsula at the Tribeca Film Festival. Now the film has just won the ‘Let’s…

Chow’s Tale of Adolescent Rage Lands in North America

We are beyond proud of DEGNZ Board member Steven Chow whose short film Munkie will have its United States premiere at the 20th edition San Diego International Film Festival (14 - 24 October). Starting out as a thesis short film for his Masters…
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How I Got into the Screen Industry

On Wednesday evening I participated in our online Editors and Assistant Editors Gathering. There were about 35 of us. It was an opportunity to discuss issues that affect editors and assistant editors, and to network. One of the questions…

Q&A: Chia Hsu on Her Drama Editor Attachment to Dan Kircher

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DEGNZ member Chia Chi Hsu answers some questions about her experience shadowing Millie Lies Low editor Dan Kircher and what she learnt from the mentorship. Chia was selected in 2020 to take part in our Drama Editor Attachment Scheme, funded…

DEGNZ Members Take Show Me Shorts

We’re excited to see that the 16th annual Show Me Shorts Film Festival programme, just announced, is bursting with our members' work! You will find a list of them below and be able to catch these great films at the Festival in October. June…

MAP Development Grants Awarded to Members and Their Projects

MAP Screen Development: New & Emerging Storytellers has named 12 grant recipients who will receive $4000 to help progress their projects to the next stage. We are thrilled for DEGNZ members Louise Foster (Tommy and the Blue Man), Jack Woon…

Paerangi Project Picks Teams to Mentor Online

Congratulations to members Kim Georgine and Rafa Yam who have been selected to take part in Stage 2 of Script to Screen's Paerangi Project. A student at University of Otago, Rafa Yam is writing and directing Kahit Ano Para Sa Inyo (Anything…

Watch Season Two of Drama Head High 

The second season of Head High from DEGNZ member Tim Worrall has been playing Monday nights on Three. Recommended by The Spinoff as one to watch with the whānau, you can stream season one and two of the award-winning series on ThreeNow. Tim…
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Jaspers’ Milk Travels During Lockdown

DEGNZ member Celia Jaspers' zero budget short film, Milk, has been accepted into a further seven festivals internationally: Tirana International Film Festival in Albania, Montana International Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival (USA),…

ScreenSafe – COVID-19 / Delta Outbreak / Level 2 Update

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7th September 2021 – SCREEN INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTION Kia ora koutou katoa to all in the Screen Industry, hoping you are all staying safe in your bubbles! Please note the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health and Safety team is currently looking at…
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ScreenSafe – COVID-19 / Delta Outbreak – UPDATE

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2 September 2021 - SCREEN INDUSTRY DISTRIBUTION Kia ora koutou katoa to all in the Screen Industry, hoping you are all staying safe in your bubbles! Please note the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health and Safety team is currently looking at what…

Postponed: Directors Toolkit for Emerging Pan-Asian Directors

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Update: The workshop will happen on 20-21 November 2021 if Auckland is in Alert Level 2 or Level 1. The application deadline has been extended to Friday 5 November, 9am. Call for applications DEGNZ is delighted to present a workshop…
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Time to Grow Up

Yesterday I was sitting all day on line in the National Affiliates Conference of the Council of Trade Unions. There were three of us from the screen industry. Teachers, nurses, forestry workers, maritime workers, supermarket workers and everybody…