Film Talk: Births, Deaths and Marriages - March 4

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One family. One weekend. One hell of a home video. Births Deaths and Marriages is an independent Kiwi feature film written and directed by Bea Joblin and brought to you by the all female creative team of Robin Murphy, Ness Simons and Sophie…

Tom Eagles Earns Oscar and BAFTA Nominations for Film Editing

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ congratulates New Zealand editor Tom Eagles for his Oscar and BAFTA nominations for best editing on Jojo Rabbit. Eagles is nominated in the same Oscar category as The Irishman, Joker, Parasite…

DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Call for Applications

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The DEGNZ Drama Editor Attachment Scheme is a new initiative giving emerging drama editors the opportunity to advance their craft through shadowing and mentoring from an experienced drama editor. Emerging drama editors are invited to apply…
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A Big Year

It has been a big year for DEGNZ and the Screen Industry. At the Guild we have unionised, and we have recently been accepted by the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) as an affiliate. We are now well poised to represent New Zealand…

An Active November at DEGNZ

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November was a particularly busy month in events for DEGNZ. We ran a 2-day weekend Directors Toolkit in Wellington with director Charlie Haskell, which was greatly enjoyed by the directors in attendance. The following week, DEGNZ vice-president…

Meri Kirihimete and Happy New Year!

Our office will be closed after Friday 20 December and reopens on Monday 13 January 2020. Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia to you and your loved ones from the team here at DEGNZ. We hope you also have a wonderful break over the summer.…
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Skills, Training, Learning

At DEGNZ we undertake a considerable amount of professional development to advance the craft of directing and editing. We are not the only screen industry guild or association to do so. Right now however, there is a confluence of activity…
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War of the SVODs World

Well it’s happening. The SVOD wars have really kicked off. Apple TV+ debuted in New Zealand on 1 November with 14 original shows. Very much a tortoise approach from Apple, and you don’t have to pay for it for a year if you’ve bought…