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Where Are The Women?

18 February 2015 Why are there so few female directors making dramatic feature films in New Zealand? It’s a vexing question with no easy answers. A couple of stats drawn from published NZFC data: Of the 28 dramatic features (discounting…

Waitangi Day Te Reo

5 February 2015 We are already into February and Waitangi Day is almost upon us. For those of you unfamiliar with Te Tiriti o Waitangi (The Treaty of Waitangi) or wanting to brush up on the detail, here's a good primer on the NZ History website. Waitangi…

Welcome to 2015

22 January 2015 Kia ora! And welcome to 2015 with the Directors & Editors Guild of NZ. This year is shaping up to continue the extremely positive last six months of 2014 with a range of productions happening. We have the MTV…

2014 With DEGNZ

19 December 2014 DEGNZ has had another fantastic year. Thanks to all of you for continuing to support us and the NZ film industry. Across 2014 we have rolled out our new brand and website, and seen the implementation of a fantastic new professional…

Members Address

15 Oct 2014 I have arrived at DEGNZ at a time of significant change for the screen industry. Digital’s impact on the broadcasting and film landscape is immense. There are new opportunities for content makers online. Exhibitors are coming…

How I Got Started in the Industry

In this guest blog series, our members reflect on how they made their way into assistant editing, editing, and directing—with no two stories the same. They offer advice for those starting out.