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Young Creators: Get Your Foot In the Door

With a million paths to choose, it’s easy to feel lost when you’re starting out in the screen industry. 
How do you get your foot in the door? What does that even mean?

At this Q&A, four emerging directors and editors will discuss breaking into the industry and the different ways they did it. We’re pumped to announce our panelists are directors Hanelle Harris and James Solomon; and editors Brendon Chan and Dione Chard!

Thu 8 March  //  Talk kicks off 7 – 8:30pm
Join us for a drink before & after!

VENUE CHANGE: Horse and Trap, 3 Enfield Street, Mt Eden, Auckland

Door Entry: 
DEGNZ members – Free 
Non-members – $5 koha appreciated

DEGNZ Young Creators is a programme of events with a mission to inform and inspire younger or emerging directors and editors to build successful, sustainable careers in the screen industry.

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Our first Seresin wine tasting and networking evening marked DEGNZ’s final Screenlink event for the year.

Seresin Estate, founded in 1992 in Marlborough by New Zealand cinematographer Michael Seresin, has been a supporter of the Guild for several years. Pair that with some really excellent and not your typical New Zealand wines (for instance, although many people steer clear from Gewürztraminer, Executive Director Tui Ruwhiu is always recommending Seresin’s), it’s no surprise that the Guild has long wanted to run a Seresin wine tasting for our members.

The stars finally aligned and we were able to welcome Seresin head winemaker Clive Dougall. DEGNZ was in good company with members from the Composers Guild (SCGNZ), Writers Guild (NZWG) and Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) joining us.

With passion and humour, Clive presented half a dozen fine wines to attendees. He shared the philosophy behind their organic and biodynamic winemaking that comes out of Michael Seresin’s desire to make wine as naturally as possible.

All in all, it was a casual and informative evening, and you didn’t have to be a wine connoisseur to enjoy it.

Christmas 2017 One Off Prices 

In case you didn’t know, DEGNZ members receive discounts and special offers on the range of fine wines from Seresin Estate. Currently, you can save on cases of Seresin wines this Christmas if you order before 13 December 2017. See here for more details.

Before You Say Yes to Web Series

Get more control over your career by knowing the pitfalls to avoid before you set out on your web series dreams.

Be informed about issues currently facing web content creators in NZ. Lately, we’ve seen some appalling agreements given to our director members to sign.

In response, DEGNZ has been busy on a standard contract for scripted content on the Web for Directors that will be launched at Before You Say Yes to Web Series.

You have the right to be compensated fairly for your creativity, ideas and hard work. This contract will help!

If the mention of “contract” makes you want to curl up into the foetal position, no fear, we’re bringing Tim Riley in from Dominion Law to break down that jargon. Without boring you to death.

DEGNZ supports your right to work for free, too. But if you do get the opportunity to make scripted online content and be paid, we’d like you to know what we believe is fair for your creative contribution. And when there isn’t enough hard cash involved, what you should ask for to make up the difference.

Be sure to bring your mates and get in the mix!

 

When: Saturday 28 October, 10am – 12pm

Entry: DEGNZ members – Free / Non-members – $5 koha

Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St, Ponsonby, Auckland

Main entrance & carpark behind the Centre.

 

Before You Say Yes to Web Series is the first event and official launch of Young Creators, a brand new initiative from the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ.

DEGNZ Young Creators is a programme of events with a mission to inform and inspire younger or emerging directors and editors to build successful, sustainable careers in the screen industry.

 

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Stay up to date with Young Creators at facebook.com/degnz and twitter.com/degnz_online!

Save the date!

Come along and socialise with the music makers at our next Networking Drinks. We provide the nibbles, you provide the great conversation! Cash bar.


When: 
Wellington, Tuesday 22 September
Auckland, Wenesday 23 September
6 – 8pm

Where: 
Wellington, The Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro
Auckland, The Long Room, 114 Ponsonby Rd

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