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 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

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

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,…

COVID-19 Membership Holiday Extension

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

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

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

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

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…