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What Does 2019 Hold for NZ Film?

I hope everyone is well and rested after the Christmas and New Year break. As we kick off the year, I’ve been forced to ponder what 2019 holds for NZ film both personally and because it’s something we should all be asking ourselves with…
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First 2019 Table Read Now Open for Applications

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Applications open today for the first 2019 Table Read. A core cast – max six actors – together with a writer+director team OR writer/director will collaborate on each script-in-development table read. The script must have a director attached…
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Summer Giveaway: Whatever It Takes by John Reid

This summer, we’re celebrating the release of the much-anticipated new book by filmmaker, writer and DEGNZ Lifetime member John Reid – Whatever It Takes: Pacific Films and John O’Shea 1948-2000. In Whatever It Takes, Reid tells the…

Geoff Murphy, Iconoclastic Filmmaker

When Geoff Murphy died last week, he left a film industry very different from the one that he entered in the 1970s. In those days it couldn’t be called an industry – just a bunch of mates trying to make movies. Geoff was at the forefront…
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Film Talk: Q&A Screening of In The Zone

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From DEGNZ member Robyn Paterson comes the inspiring, challenging and emotional feature documentary, In The Zone. Join us on December 6 for a Film Talk of In The Zone at Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Auckland. After the film, Robyn Paterson and…
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Watch: Stray Q&A with Director Dustin Feneley

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Writer/director Dustin Feneley answers questions about his debut feature film Stray (2018). Dustin talks about not compromising his cinematic, arthouse vision, despite modest means while making the film.   "We wanted a very formalised,…
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Call for Applications: Directing Actors Workshop with Ian Hughes

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DEGNZ is now accepting applications for a one-day Directing Actors Workshop in Wellington with highly experienced actor and director Ian Hughes. Ian Hughes’ breakthrough role was in acclaimed TV series and movie Topless Women Talk About…

2018 Screen Guilds Christmas Parties

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Come have a drink with us to celebrate 2018 at the Screen Guilds Christmas Parties in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch! Cash Bar Nibbles provided You must RSVP on Eventbrite in advance. Only financial members (+1 partner) of the…