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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 […]

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Direct South: Short Film Workshops Starting in February

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DEGNZ presents three award-winning filmmakers in a workshop series for short film directors in Te Waipounamu South Island. Thousands of short films get made every year by filmmakers around the world. One challenge for directors is how do…

Film Talk: Rūrangi

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Rūrangi We're excited for new homegrown drama Rūrangi to release at Rialto Cinemas. Burnt-out trans activist Caz Davis returns to Rurangi, the rural dairy community he fled ten years ago, hoping to reconnect with his father, who hasn’t…
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Welcome to 2021-A Year of Positive Uncertainty

Considering the significant impact of COVID on the entertainment industry, it’s hard not to be pleased with the incredible amount of activity going on in the New Zealand screen industry right now. New Zealand is being seen as a good, safe…
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Rehearsal & Performance with Caroline Bell-Booth

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The Rehearsal & Performance series provides regular opportunities for directors and actors to practise their craft and communication. Each workshop brings in an experienced moderator to guide participants as they explore a workshop scene…

Film Talk: The Turn of the Screw

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The Turn of the Screw Having changed the location of Henry James’ Victorian ghost story to present-day Wellington, director Alex Galvin presents audiences with a fresh adaption of The Turn of the Screw. Join us for a screening of the film,…
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A Trying Year

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2020 has certainly been a trying year. We tried to run our professional development programme as we have done each year and the pandemic threw a spanner in the works. A shift to online worked for nearly every element of it. By moving online,…
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Congratulations to Our 2020 Incubator Alumni

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We have had the great pleasure of running our Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator programme over this past year in spite of a few COVID challenges along the way. Congratulations to our 2020 Incubator alumni Michelle Ang, Charlotte Evans, Pennie…

Q&A: Brendon Chan on His Editor Attachment to Peter Roberts on Juniper

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Earlier in the year, DEGNZ member Brendon Chan took part in our Drama Editor Attachment Scheme, attaching to editor Peter Roberts on Matthew Saville’s feature film Juniper. He got to shadow Peter over the course of the edit – from assembly…