COVID Corner

Here you can find updates and information on COVID-19, including related Guild or industry announcements.

We will also be sharing news from the www.screenindustrynz.co.nz website, which has been launched to act as a one-stop hub for screen-specific information to assist screen producers and industry workers.

Visit ScreenSafe for important COVID-19 Health & Safety documentation and guidance for productions. Each production is required to register with ScreenSafe here – please read about these requirements carefully in the Protocols.

For mental health support, DEGNZ members can access the Vista Foundation and Home & Family Counselling initiative.

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COVID-19 Update from DEGNZ

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Now that we find ourselves at Level 3 again, the Government has a number of support mechanisms for both independent contractors and businesses that you may be able to apply for. Businesses (including independent contractors) can again access…
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ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety – UPDATE: 15 February 2021

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An update from ScreenSafe: As of 11:59pm, Sunday 14 February, Auckland has moved to Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2. This will remain in place until at least until 12 midnight, Wednesday 17 February. All…
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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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COVID-19 Membership Holiday Extension

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At the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ, we have decided to extend our COVID-19 Membership Holiday scheme until 31 January 2021 to support NZ directors, editors and assistant editors who have lost work and are facing financial hardship due…
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Vista Foundation and Home & Family Counselling Offer Extended

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Counselling support for members of the New Zealand film industry is set to continue until the end of November 2020, thanks to The Vista Foundation and Home & Family Counselling. DEGNZ members can access up to 5 one-hour subsidised counselling…
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Updated: ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety Protocols, Alert Levels 2/3 and Departmental Roles

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Important information: Here are the links to the updated ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety Protocols including the updated information on the Alert Levels 2 and 3. All updates are highlighted in yellow on these documents. All productions…
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ScreenSafe COVID 19 Health and Safety – Addendum and Latest Updates

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All productions need to ensure they are operating to the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health & Safety Standard & Protocols as they relate to your region and Alert Level. Visit the ScreenSafe COVID-19 page for the full toolkit and information…
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WorkSafe Advice on Mask Wearing

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This is an update from ScreenSafe's website on the wearing of masks: UPDATE as of 12th August 2020 – IMPORTANT ADDENDUM FROM WORKSAFE: WorkSafe have confirmed that our ScreenSafe alert level procedure should remain the same with the addition…