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 until the end of November 2020.

Let your creative juices flow

DEGNZ Play - Here's the Theme for Week Two

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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…
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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

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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

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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

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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…