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The standoff between the Australian Government and the global digital platforms has been a fascinating insight into the power the platforms, particularly Facebook, now hold. Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, just passed by the Australian Senate in the last 24 hours, allows the Australian Treasurer to designate global platforms who then […]

Members Selected for Fresh Shorts 2020

The NZFC and Script to Screen yesterday announced the six successful teams funded through the highly contestable Fresh Shorts initiative. Congratulations to members Hweiling Ow and Mia Maramara with their short film project Vivie, and DEGNZ…

Upcoming World Premiere of Encounters

Eight emerging kiwi directors came together to tell eight stories of love, life and death in this multi-genre feature film. Encounters was designed to give up and coming directors the opportunity to collaborate and gain experience in the making…

New Zealand Premiere of Shadow in the Cloud

Last week, DEGNZ board member and the film's director, Roseanne Liang, was joined by kiwi cast members, crew and whanau to celebrate the first screening of Shadow in the Cloud in Aotearoa. Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, Liang could not…

Anna Duckworth Selected for 2021 Screenwriting Lab

Congratulations to director Anna Duckworth (DEGNZ) for being one of six screenwriters selected to participate in this years’ Show Me Shorts’ Screenwriting Lab. The mentoring scheme aims to assist writers in developing their ideas for short…

Auckland Pride Festival presents Proud Voices On-Screen

This half day event is for creators of film, series and documentary from queer, LGBTQIA+ and rainbow community. A section titled PROUD SHORTS features two short films directed by A.J.Greenwood, Individuality and Hunter. The event also features…

Members Behind-the-Scenes of Frickin Dangerous Bro Series

The series follows comedy trio Frickin Dangerous Bro. made up of Jamaine Ross, James Roque and Pax Assadi on their stand-up show tour around Aotearoa. The programme has received great reviews and is just another example of how kiwi-comedy series…

Vale Tony Hiles

It is with regret that we record the passing of one of our colleagues, Tony Hiles. Tony arrived in Wellington from England in the mid-sixties and started making commercials for Stan Wemyss’ production house. In 1969 he moved to TVNZ to…
Rehearsal Dynamics with Miranda Harcourt

Rehearsal Dynamics with Miranda Harcourt

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Want to supercharge your work with actors? Rehearsal Dynamics is a full-day DEGNZ director’s workshop on March 7 with acting coach, actor and director Miranda Harcourt. We will work practically with actors, referring to case studies and focusing…