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Mark Jennings, co-editor of online news platform Newsroom, and former head of News at TV3, has penned an article on Discovery’s plans for TV3. As Jennings writes, after Discovery’s merger with WarnerMedia., TV3 is now part of the second largest media business in the world after Disney. That in itself is a serious game changer […]

Wairoa: Editor Tia Taurere-Clearsky on Living in Coast Salish Territory

As part of the Wairoa Māori Film Festival, DEGNZ Incubator alumna Hiona Henare spoke with Tia Taurere-Clearsky (DEGNZ) about her work as a prized Māori film editor, camera operator and international field journalist. Now living in the Coast…

Wairoa Māori Film Festival Showcases Members’ Films

This past Queen’s Birthday weekend saw the annual Wairoa Māori Film Festival take place, a festival that celebrates Māori cinema, with multiple films by DEGNZ members showcased. Chantelle Burgoyne with Ocean and Jaimee Poipoi with Guess…

New Christchurch Studio Receives the Go Ahead

A new multi-million dollar film studio has been given resource consent to begin building in Christchurch. Once fully developed, it would be a $100 million facility that could eventually be responsible for 2000 jobs. DEGNZ member Jordon Mauger…

Enjoy Parnell’s SIX60 Documentary on TVNZ OnDemand

DEGNZ member Julia Parnell’s documentary film SIX60: Till the Lights Go Out is now available to watch free on TVNZ OnDemand. The film follows the incredible rise of SIX60, a student band turned national phenomenon, giving audiences unprecedented…

Know Your Rights Workshops – Additional Dates

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Know Your Rights nationwide tour of workshops have added two new dates to the tour! HAMILTON – Saturday 3 July 2021 Book here AUCKLAND in conjunction with Ngā Aho Whakaari – Saturday 7 August 2021 Book here The Know Your Rights…

The Director-Editor Relationship – Wellington

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We invite members to join WIFT and DEGNZ on the evening of July 29 for the Director-Editor Relationship in Wellington, back by popular demand. We thoroughly enjoyed hearing from the Auckland panellists - directors Pietra Brettkelly and Roseanne…
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Documenting the Woes

Thanks to the Doc Edge Festival, I was able to attend their opening night film The 7 Years of Lukas Graham, a story about Danish pop sensation Lukas Graham’s lead singer Lukas Forchhammer’s wrestle with fame. It got me thinking about the…

High Tide Don’t Hide World Premiere at Doc Edge

Directed by members of the Rebel Film Collective: Niva Kay (DEGNZ), Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps and Phil Stebbing, High Tide Don’t Hide follows Kiwi teens as they join the global School Strike for Climate and soon discover that activism, authority…