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The Gone Gets Greenlight Under Te Puna Kairangi Interim Production Round

Decisions are out for the Interim Production Round of Te Puna Kairangi Premium Fund. A panel made up of members from NZ On Air, NZFC and Te Māngai Pāho have made conditional offers to two drama series, one documentary series and a feature…
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Screen Industry COVID-19 Protocols – Traffic Light Update

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Friday 3 December 2021 Hi and welcome to the Traffic Light system! The following areas are currently in the RED level: Northland, Auckland, Taupō and Rotorua Lakes districts, Kawerau, Whakatane, Ōpōtiki districts, Gisborne district,…
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TVNZ – RNZ Merger Complicated

What’s happened to the TVNZ – RNZ business case that Broadcasting Minister Kris Faafoi commissioned to be ready for mid-year, with presentation to Cabinet by the end of 2021? You might have, like I did, missed the article about it in…

2021 NZTV Awards Announces Directing and Editing Finalists

We are beyond proud and excited for the DEGANZ members who are finalists in the 2021 New Zealand Television Awards. With a total of 117 nominations from more than 530 entries and across 37 categories, this year’s finalists reflect the diversity…

Fiona Clark: Unafraid to Feature at New Festival In The Shade

An exciting new film festival is coming to Auckland! Showcasing films featured at this year’s NZIFF, as well as international talent, In The Shade will commence early next year on January 19 and runs until February 1. Fiona Clark: Unafraid…

Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back an Epic Documentary

Glowing reviews have poured in for The Beatles: Get Back, the new docuseries from director Peter Jackson (DEGANZ). Described by some reviewers as a documentary epic, Get Back clocks in at almost eight hours in length. Yet, it's been described…

Green Wins SAE People’s Choice Award

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A wonderful recognition for writer/director Rachel Ross (2020 Incubator alumna), who has won the SAE People’s Choice Award at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival! Rachel received the award for her film Green, a short comedy drama which delighted…

Winner of Piki Pitch Announced, Member Shortlisted

Ankita Singh is this year's Piki Pitch winner, receiving a $10,000 development prize. A big shout out to our member Hweiling Ow (pictured) for being one of 10 shortlisted writers alongside partner Peter Haynes for their project Jing. Piki…

Barnes Wins 2021 South Pacific Pictures Big Pitch

Well done to Christchurch filmmaker Gaylene Barnes (DEGANZ) whose project Ladies, A Knife was selected as winner of the 2021 South Pacific Pictures ‘Big Pitch’. Gaylene was one of six hopeful teams applying for the $2,500 award. The prize…

Trailer for Mystic Season 2 Released

A new trailer for Mystic Season 2 has recently dropped on CBBC’s Youtube Channel. This season was produced by David Stubbs (DEGANZ), and directed by fellow members Aidee Walker and Caroline Bell-Booth. We would like to extend a big congratulations…

Feature Film Scripts Supported Through Table Reads 2021

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Each year we are delighted to support writers and directors with their feature film scripts through Table Reads, a joint initiative brought to you by DEGANZ and the New Zealand Writers Guild. Following a successful virtual run in 2020, we held…

Duckworth Amongst List of Recipients of the 2021 EQ Grant

Auckland UNESCO City of Music has announced the recipients of the EQ Grant for 2021. Congratulations to DEGANZ member Anna Duckworth for being amongst this year’s list of recipients. Over 120 submissions were appraised by two selection…

Traffic Light System Update

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24th November 2021 As per the governments announcements on Monday afternoon, please note the following: New Zealand to Enter the New Traffic Light System on 3rd December The whole country will be moving into the new system at 11.59…

Editor Kerri Roggio: How I Got Started in the Industry

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My first job right out of film school was to take over an overnight unpaid assistant editing job on a low budget feature… and I had no idea what I was doing. Film school gave me friends in the same industry, and a good grasp on how to use…
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Screen Industry Guidance – Likely Implementation of the Traffic Light System

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17 November 2021 As announced today, it is expected that on the 29th of November, Cabinet will move both Auckland AND the rest of the country into the RED Traffic Light System “shortly thereafter”. ScreenSafe are currently rewriting…

Savill Speaks to RNZ about Directing Millie Lies Low

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Member director Michelle Savill (DEGANZ Incubator 2018) spoke about her film Millie Lies Low in a recent interview with RNZ. The film is playing at the New Zealand International Film Festival, and opened for a special preview season for the…

Anxiety Anthology Series Seeks Support for Boosted Campaign

The team behind HEADLANDS, a short film anthology shining a light on anxiety, is seeking support for their Boosted crowdfunding campaign. The team features several DEGANZ members in the director’s chair: Nicky Cameron, Harriett Maire, Mia…

Members Featured in 2021 NZ Web Fest Awards

Our congratulations goes to the DEGANZ members whose work featured among the finalists for the 2021 NZ Web Fest Awards. Taking out the award for Best NZ Pitch was Léah McVeagh (DEGANZ) for her pitch I Choose. Another special shout out to…