At the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ, we have decided to extend our COVID-19 Membership Holiday scheme until 31 January 2021 to support NZ directors, editors and assistant editors who have lost work and are facing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. The original scheme was supposed to end on 1 October. Information about the extended offer for new, current and lapsed members can be found on our Join page.

For members currently on a Membership Holiday and continuing to suffer financial duress due to COVID, you will automatically continue to receive free Associate membership until the 31 January 2021. From 1 February 2021 onwards we will revert to our financial membership structure and you will be required to pay membership fees from that point on to receive the benefits of DEGNZ membership.

If your financial situation has improved, we ask that you support DEGNZ by restarting payment of your membership fees, as the Guild’s financial situation has worsened due to the drop in membership revenue. If you would like to become a financial member, sign-in to your account to choose your membership level and billing.

Thanks for your support and we look forward to continuing our work to help ensure your creative, cultural and financial wellbeing.

Tui Ruwhiu
Executive Director

Tom Eagles

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 and Ford v Ferrari. Other films nominated for the BAFTA are Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, Le Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari), Joker and The Irishman. 

An alumnus of DEGNZ’s International Editor Mentorships, Eagles was mentored by award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper in 2016 after completing Hunt for the Wilderpeople. The mentorship offered genuine insight into creative process and engagement with the industry as a whole, while providing a solid platform upon which the recipient could build an international career.

Jojo Rabbit is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, and six BAFTAs.

Join us for a special Rialto Newmarket screening of Human Traces, the debut feature from DEGNZ member Nic Gorman, which was selected for the New Zealand, Melbourne and Toronto film festivals.

When a mysterious young man arrives on a remote Sub-Antarctic research station, secrets threaten the relationship of a married couple working on the island.

Afterwards, lead actor Mark Mitchinson will join us for a 20-minute Q&A, moderated by Tui Ruwhiu.

In their Toronto Film Review, Variety wrote, “Nic Gorman has delivered a suspenseful, engrossing and very well performed mood piece that marks him as a talent worth watching.”

Watch the trailer here.

When: Thu 16 Nov, 6pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, Auckland
Tickets: Via Rialto online or at the cinema; $12 discounted tickets for DEGNZ and film industry members