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.


DEGNZ Connect on April 16

DEGNZ will host its first CONNECT forum for members on Thursday 16 April from 2 - 3PM. DEGNZ Executive Director Tui Ruwhiu will provide an update on the work the COVID-19 Action Group is engaged in. He will then be available, together with…
Stay at home, make a video

DEGNZ Play – Week Three!

Entries from Week Two of DEGNZ Play have come in and are now up on our YouTube channel for you to enjoy! Check our what our members have made this week. Can you come up with a video up to 60-seconds long on the theme for Week Three, NEW PERSPECTIVES?…

Database of DEGNZ Editor Members Who Can Work from Home

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 April 2020 To help address the difficult work situation due to the COVID-19 crisis during lockdown, the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand has compiled a database of members who can carry out editing, colour…

Special Bulletin – April 6

Some of you may be wondering what we have been up to in the last two to three weeks, so I thought it time to update you all. Rather than make an effort only under the DEGNZ banner, we quickly decided to join with many of the other guilds,…
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SPADA Co-Presidents Interview CEOs of NZOA and NZFC on the Impacts of COVID-19

SPADA Co-Presidents Sharon Menzies and Richard Fletcher's Q&A with NZ Film Commission CEO Annabelle Sheehan and NZ On Air CEO Cameron Harland. Tune in to hear from the CEOs of the NZFC and NZ On Air as they discuss the events of the past…
Let your creative juices flow

DEGNZ Play – Here’s the Theme for Week Two

Thank you to our director and editor members who submitted a video for the first week of DEGNZ Play! Each one of them made us smile in under 60 seconds, which is gold in a time like now. Watch the 'Bubble' Collection We hope that these…
Online Young Creators: Think Outside the Box

Catch-Up on Young Creators: Think Outside the Box

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We had an awesome time speaking to Jonathan, Milon and Gabe from commercial video production company Chillbox Creative in the latest in our Young Creators series. It was lovely to see that while we couldn't meet up in person, familiar faces…
COVID-19 and Your Work Rights

COVID-19: Breaches of work rights will be logged with unions

Source: CTU, 29 March 2020 -- The Council of Trade Unions has today launched an online tool for working Kiwis to identify employers who aren’t doing the right thing during the COVID-19 period. CTU President Richard Wagstaff is concerned…