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.

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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…
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Stay at Home, Make a Video – DEGNZ Play

From Monday 30 March, the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ will introduce DEGNZ Play for our members. DEGNZ Play is an initiative to help provide an outlet for your creative juices and get something of yours into production now and out into…
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DEGNZ Offers Members and Non-Members Facing Hardship a Membership Holiday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 March 2020 For those directors, editors and assisitant editors experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis, the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) has instituted a COVID-19…
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COVID-19 Wage Subsidy for Sole-traders and Contractors

Anyone who works in events, entertainment, tourism, hospitality and any other industry who has seen their work dry up overnight, you are eligible for a 12 week COVID-19 wage subsidy, as of March 23. Applications are only open for the next…
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NZ Screen Industry Announces COVID-19 Pan-Sector Response

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MEDIA RELEASE MONDAY 23 MARCH 2020 For Immediate Release In response to the immediate impact of COVID-19 on the New Zealand screen industry, the sector has today announced the formation of the Screen Sector COVID-19 Action Group and a screen-specific…

Physical, Mental & Financial Wellbeing – In the COVID-19 Era

There has been an influx of information on physical wellbeing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we also have to give thought to our own and others’ mental and financial wellbeing. As a union and an affiliate to the Council of Trade…
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COVID-19 – A Reminder of the Small World We Live In

I asked myself and my colleague whether or not I should write about the impact of the coronavirus on our industry in my regular Op Ed. I’d decided not to, then woke up to some news that has changed my mind. CANNESERIES, the TV version of…