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Call for Applications: Director’s Toolkit with Peter Burger

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Peter Burger

 The Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Directors Toolkit Workshop with director Peter Burger. The workshop will be held on Saturday  21st and Sunday 22nd of  November.


 Peter Burger brings a wealth of experience as a multi award-winning director of television, film and commercials. He has worked on shows such as ‘Go Girls’,  ‘Outrageous Fortune’ and ‘The  Cult’, and has directed a number of acclaimed television features, including ‘Field Punishment No. 1’ and ‘Erebus: Operation  Overdue’, which were both nominated for NZOnAir Best  Television Feature at last year’s New Zealand Film Awards.

 Peter’s 2-day workshop will cover topics including:

  • How to best serve your story
  • Finding a good rhythm on set
  • Choosing your lens
  • Directing and leadership
  • Prep, rehearsal and shooting techniques for building characters and working with actors

What: Directors Toolkit Workshop with Peter Burger
When: Saturday 21st November, 9am – 5pm, & Sunday 22nd November, 9am – 4pm. Lunch and refreshments provided.
Where: MTG RM, 2 Kingsland Terrace, Kingsland, Auckland
Cost: FREE for DEGNZ members; $100 for Non-members
 
TO APPLY:
Please email to samantha@degnz.co.nz a one-page cover letter outlining why you want to attend this workshop, a CV and links to examples of your work.
 
Application Deadline:
9am, 2 November 2015

Working on Connecting at the Wellington Rehearsal Room

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On Saturday, four of our members took part in our most recent Rehearsal Room in Wellington facilitated by Miranda Harcourt.

Directors Collin Hodson, Sinead Lau, Paula Jones and Jess Feast received invaluable practical advice from Miranda who was also great at helping the directors rapidly connect with their actors.

A big thanks to everyone involved – Miranda Harcourt, the directors and the actors from Actors Equity who kindly gave their time.

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Call for Directors: The Casting Hothouse

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DEGNZ invites our member directors to take part in Equity New Zealand’s Casting Hothouse in an observational capacity. The Casting Hothouse is an opportunity for actors to work with some of the world’s leading casting directors on audition, accent and acting techniques.

The relationship between directors and casting directors is key for accessing and securing the talent you want, and the Casting Hothouse offers an invaluable opportunity to network with and learn from the best.

Details
November 25 – 27
The University of Auckland
34 Princes St, Auckland

Featuring:

Matt Skrobalak, US casting director (The Good Wife, NCIS, Jane the Virgin)
Marisa Ross, US casting director (How I Met Your Mother, The Chicago Project)
Kerry Barden, US casting director (Still Alice, Dallas Buyers Club, The Help )
Tom McSweeney, Australian casting director (Terra Nova, The Family Law)
Nikki Barrett, Australian casting director (Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Hacksaw Ridge)
Stuart Turner, New Zealand casting director ( The Weight of Elephant, Nightshift)

Equity New Zealand and DEGNZ are offering the opportunity for our member directors to attend these workshops and observe the actors and casting directors at work.

Please register your interest by emailing samantha@degnz.co.nz and provide details on your availability from November 25-27.

Inspiring night at the Collaborators Series with Wayne Blair

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On Wednesday night, DEGNZ got together with Ngā Aho Whakaari for a Collaborators Series event with Wayne Blair. The topic? Getting Indigenous Stories to the Screen.

Wayne Blair, an actor and director, is well known for his directing work on The Sapphires as well as Redfern Now, Cleverman and recently Septembers of Shiraz.

At the Collaborators Series, Wayne was open and forthright about his film-making and explained how telling Indigenous stories is central to his work. He also spoke of how he feels fortunate to work with so many talented and Indigenous people in the industry.

Many thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for supporting this event.

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That’s A Wrap: Rehearsal Room With Oliver Driver

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Saturday’s Rehearsal Room with Oliver Driver was a great success, with four directors and eight actors working together to bring their scenes to life.

There was a bit of everything in the scripts workshopped on the day – comedy, drama, romance and action. By the end of the experience, everybody felt they had come a long way developing their scenes, and Oliver offered great practical tips and advice to all of the groups.

A highlight was definitely playing back the work at the end, seeing what everybody had produced and hearing about the journey they took to get there.

Sign up for the next Wellington and Auckland Rehearsal Rooms on EventBrite. More will be added as we schedule for 2016! Thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for supporting this event.

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