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 was launched during Alert Level 4 in March 2020 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.

Traffic Light System Update

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…
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Screen Industry Guidance – Likely Implementation of the Traffic Light System

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…
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Looking for a Laugh

I normally go surfing and garden as my stress release mechanisms. Neither have been of much help with all the rain we are having (I live in the Waitakeres) and the West Coast of Auckland is offering up limited opportunities at this time. Thank…

Postponement Update: Directors Toolkit for Emerging Pan-Asian Directors

I’m sorry to share with you all that we are going to need to postpone the Directors Toolkit for Emerging Pan-Asian Directors. The likelihood of Auckland reaching Level 2 before November 20-21 (the event dates) looks improbable. Since our…

Legal Advice for Screen Work at Alert Level 3 (Phase 3) in Auckland

19th October 2021 ScreenSafe has been seeking clarity about the practical implications of Alert Level 3 (Phase 3) in Auckland. We have done an in-depth comparison of the available public guidance compared to the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Protocols…

ScreenSafe Location Recce Guidance at Higher Alert Levels

ScreenSafe has released location recce guidance after discussions with WorkSafe and Screen Auckland, and based on recommended guidelines from the Ministry of Health regarding limits on social gatherings in public places. These guidelines…
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COVID-19 Financial Support for Sole Traders and the Self-Employed

If your income or business has been impacted by Alert Levels 3 and 4, you may be eligible to apply for financial support. As many directors and editors are self-employed, this is an overview of what support is available from the New Zealand…
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Distance or Remote Editing in Covid Restricted Conditions and International Productions

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There are a few options available to enable editing with your director, or if you are assisting your editor, when you’re unable to be in the same room or premises. There are both low and high end options depending on budget constraints. DEGNZ…