Call for Applications: International Editing Mentorship with Dany Cooper


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Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from mid-career editors with significant drama experience to apply for an International Editor’s Mentorship with multiple award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper.

This is an opportunity for a New Zealand editor with proven talent to benefit from collegial advice and international support as they move to the next stage of their career. You do need to be a full member of DEGNZ to apply.

The mentorship offers 20 – 30 hours of Dany’s time, some by Skype and some in person, between now and the end of the year.

Dany has recently completed editing Holding the Man for Goalpost Pictures, for which she won her fourth ASE award. Other recent credits include Deadline Gallipoli, Redfern Now, Puberty Blues, Paranoia and The Sapphires. Her international work includes TV miniseries Battlestar Galactica, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, Warner Bros feature Queen of the Damned and In Too Deep for Miramax/Dimension.

She is currently editing Measure of a Man (working title) for Jim Loach, starring Donald Sutherland, Blake Cooper, Luke Wilson and Judy Greer.

Click here for a full list of Dany’s credits.

Dany has also mentored at the Australian Film Television and Radio School and held the position of President of the Australian Screen Editors Guild from 2014 to mid 2015.

To apply, please provide:

  1. A maximum one-page letter about why you should be chosen and what you hope to gain from the mentorship.
  2. A CV.
  3. Up to 3 examples online of past work (not showreel).
  4. Your DEGNZ membership number.

Only FULL DEGNZ members may apply. If you are not a member and wish to join, you can do so here:
Applications should be submitted electronically to no later than 9am, Tuesday 9 February.

This initiative is brought to you with the support of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Last updated on 26 February 2018