FOUR EMERGING FILM DIRECTORS CHOSEN FOR 5-DAY IMPROV WORKSHOP

Four emerging film directors have been selected to attend renowned Australian directing and acting coach Rob Marchand’s Character-based Improvisation Workshop to be held from 20 – 24 March 2015 by the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ. They…

Join us for a Networking Opportunity

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  We are happy to announce two dates for Networking Drinks with WIFT in February, one in Auckland and one in Wellington. Join us in Wellington at MEOW on Wednesday 25th February or in Auckland at the Long Room on Thursday 26th February.…

DEGNZ Selects Tusi Tamasese for International Director Mentorship

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The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) is pleased to announce the selection of filmmaker Tusi Tamasese as the recipient of the first DEGNZ International Director Mentorship. Tamasese will be matched with an international film director…

Industry Stalwart John Day Passes

The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ extends its condolences to the family and loved ones of director and cinematographer John Day, who passed away on 7 January 2015 while travelling in India. John was an industry stalwart who had a hand…

CALL FOR CHARACTER-BASED IMPROV WORKSHOP

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CHARACTER BASED IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP with ROB MARCHAND The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from proven writer/directors or director and writer teams, and their actors, to attend the Robert Marchand Character-based…

Director's Toolkit with Jason Stutter

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Last weekend independent filmmaker Jason Stutter of Tongan Ninja, Predicament and Careful With That... entranced 10 budding drama directors with his practical approach to directing film. Jason is a proponent of the Steven Spielberg-style, and…

Summary: Opening the Channels of Communication

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A group of about 40 wider industry people attended the ’’Opening the Creative Channels of Communication’’ panel discussion held at the Horse + Trap pub Mt Eden on the 19th of November. A collaborative event between the Directors and…