DEGANZ released the standard feature film editing agreement last September to help strengthen the negotiating position of editors.

To give you confidence to use this template contract, we are holding free workshops with lawyer Anchali Anandanayagam of Hudson Gavin Martin. A great communicator, Anchali will break the contract down so that it is easy to understand.

Why understanding your contract is important

To get the best contract for you and to truly understand what you are legally binding yourself to when you sign, you need to learn in detail what every clause means and where the opportunities lie for negotiation.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Understanding the Guild’s standard feature film editing agreement
  • Which parts can I negotiate?
  • What do these terminologies and clauses mean?
  • The implications
  • How you can apply this knowledge
  • Q&A time

Who is it for?

DEGANZ members – open to all membership levels. We highly recommend that any member working or planning to work as a feature film editor (narrative or documentary) attend.

Attendee Preparation

Please read the DEGANZ standard film editing agreement beforehand.

Facilitator

Tui Ruwhiu, DEGANZ Executive Director

About Anchali Anandanayagam

AnchaliAnchali is a partner at Hudson Gavin Martin – a leading media, technology and IP law firm. Anchali has specialised in media, technology and IP for the last 18 years. An expert in all legal aspects of tech, media and telecommunications, Anchali often advises clients in NZ and overseas on the regulation of new and emerging technologies, data security and privacy, commercialisation of IP, and works with local and international content producers and suppliers to the media sector. Anchali’s clients in the media industry range from established media companies and production houses, VFX and post-production companies, and independent producers, directors and writers.

With qualifications from the University of Otago, Anchali gained her experience both here in New Zealand, and London. Anchali is highly recognised in the leading legal international rankings. Chambers and Partners said Anchali is not only “an experienced lawyer with amazing technical skills,” but also “a relationship builder who can deal with people at all levels both within and between organisations.” They go on to say: “There’s a real benefit having her on our side.” Anchali is a keen advocate of purpose driven organisations and sits on the board of Women in Film and Television New Zealand.

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Monday 9 May 2022, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Tuesday 31 May 2022, 7pm – 9pm
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DEGANZ received funding from Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission’s Screen Sector Capability Fund. The fund supports the New Zealand screen sector to develop the business and technical capability to meet the challenges of a COVID-19 and post COVID-19 environment and is part of the New Zealand Government’s Screen Sector Recovery package.

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Last updated on 11 May 2022

Loading Docs 2022 has announced the eight projects selected to take part in their ninth season titled Powers of Emotion. Our members are among the different teams selected, and are now looking to secure funding.

Director Sophie Black will explore the mysterious phenomenon of psychogenic illness in Believing is Seeing. With the help of Dr. Robert Bartholomew, this short discovers the effect of technological advancement on our brains – is social media making us sick?

Shred, set to be directed by Harry Wynn, follows male bodybuilders as they prepare for a local competition. Pushing the pursuit of looking good to the extreme, these young men deal with the pressure of social media as they try to achieve an unattainable physique.

The E Blacks follows kiwi video gamers as they fight for the chance to represent their country at the Commonwealth Games. For the first time ever Esports will be included in a major international sporting event and the pressure is on to level up for the event. The E Blacks will be directed by DEGANZ member Ashley Pitman and produced by Rajneel Singh.

Produced by Vea Mafile’o, Beneath the Surface follows a world champion swimmer as she prepares for the Commonwealth Games. Revealing hidden truths about her experiences and motivations, the short is as much about equality as it is about the pool.

The teams behind each project must now raise $3,500 through their Boosted crowdfunding campaigns. Once achieved, the teams will unlock funding from Loading Docs and go on to produce their films.

See here for more information about the projects and to support your fellow filmmakers. Loading Docs is funded by NZ on Air, with support from NZ Film Commission and Te Māngai Pāho.

Congratulations and good luck to our members!

Last updated on 21 April 2022

Co-directed by DEGANZ member Niva Kay, Emily McDowell, Nia Phipps and Phil Stebbing, High Tide Don’t Hide is now available on TVNZ OnDemand.

Documenting the 2019 School Strike for Climate movement, the feature documentary follows a group of teenagers preparing for the New Zealand protest. As the movement comes together, a painful truth emerges; climate change disproportionately affects indigenous people.

To ensure the effect of climate change on Pacific nations is acknowledged, Kiwi-Pasifika poet Aigagaleifili Fepulea’i Tapua’i forms a breakaway group to draw focus to this climate truth.

But planning the movement was the easy part. Kiwi teens face an ongoing struggle to be heard, as the tides continue to rise. Click here to watch High Tide Don’t Hide.

Last updated on 21 April 2022

There are just 7 days left to donate to the Boosted crowdfunding campaign for Vivie, a heart-warming tale about a woman and her relationship with her body. DEGANZ member Hweiling Ow is the short film’s writer and director and is joined by producers Mia Maramara (DEGANZ) and Morgan Leigh Stewart.

The Boosted campaign ends on 29 May. Funds raised will help create a human-sized vagina costume for the short’s heroine.

A story about personal consent, Vivie follows Amy, who has a love/hate relationship with her vagina. Every time she tries to have sex with a new lover, her vagina – Vivie, will not give her the pleasure to do so. Amy gets increasingly frustrated with Vivie for that, and equally, Vivie is frustrated with Amy for not listening to her. It all comes to head when Amy is in mid-coitus, and Vivie, again refuses to allow her the intimate moment she so desires.

Click here to help get Vivie made.

Last updated on 21 April 2022

After months of waiting, the trailer for Nude Tuesday has dropped this week, capturing the unique comedy’s entirely made-up language and eccentric characters.

Written by DEGANZ member Jackie van Beek and directed by member Armağan Ballantyne, the film follows a conservative middle-aged couple, played by Jackie van Beek and Damon Herriman, who are on a mission to save a failing marriage. The couple end up at a new-age relationship retreat rich in sexual liberation and extreme nudity.

The movie also stars Jesse Griffin (DEGANZ), Jemaine Clement, Jodie Rimmer, Chris Parker and Yvette Parsons.

The film is set to release on 16 June in cinemas. In the meantime, watch the trailer below.

 

 

Last updated on 21 April 2022