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On Wednesday evening, Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni, together with the Minister for Economic Development, Phil Twyford, and Minister for Broadcasting, Kris Faafoi, announced the Screen Sector Recovery package. Included was $140 million previously announced in the budget, being $115 million to the international NZ Screen Production Grant, with $25 million […]

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NZIFF 2020: DEGNZ Member Round Up

After unveiling a brand new look and identity, Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival has announced the highly-anticipated programme for its online and in cinema programme. Congratulations to all of the Directors & Editors…
Screenlink: Making the Hit Claymation Kiri and Lou

Screenlink: Making the Hit Claymation Kiri and Lou

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Join us for insights on international hit children’s show Kiri and Lou, directed by LA-based Kiwi director Harry Sinclair, and produced by New Zealander Fiona Copland's Filmwork. A creative team who forged their relationship on iconic…
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DEGNZ's Written and Oral Submissions to the Screen Industry Workers Bill

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On June 24th, Executive Director Tui Ruwhiu made an oral submission to the Select Committee in support of DEGNZ's written submission on the Screen Industry Workers Bill. If you would like to watch the live Facebook recording, you can view it…
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Round 2 Table Reads Draw Now Open

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Calling writer-director teams and solo writer/directors from around New Zealand! Enter the draw with your feature film script and you could win a free online table read to help you with your next rewrite.
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Time for a Reset

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Globalisation has been both beneficial and detrimental to the New Zealand screen industry. Beneficial in that we have been the recipient of international productions coming here and spending many millions of dollars on goods, services and wages…
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Learning Curves: April and May in Review

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As life accelerates back to speed, for some, lockdown may seem like a distant memory. What happened in the DEGNZ calendar during April and May, you ask? Lockdown turned out to be the perfect opportunity for us to test online learning, starting…
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The Lucky Country

When you look at the problems besetting the world, with amongst other things COVID-19 still rampant in many countries, the U.S. a powder keg ready to explode and war raging on a number of fronts, it’s hard not to look at little ole New Zealand,…
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ScreenSafe Health and Safety COVID-19 Toolkit Update

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Additional Departmental Roles + Small Crew Guidelines Below are the updated guidelines for the ScreenSafe Health and Safety COVID-19 Toolkit – Department Roles. These guidelines are a best practice guide and have been created to support each…