ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – COVID-19 Protocols V4.0 Update

Tuesday 17th May 2022 The ScreenSafe COVID-19 Protocols have now been updated. New Zealand has been through the peak of the Omicron outbreak, the Government has eased many restrictions and the borders are now opening up to the outside world. While…

Director Jamie Lawrence: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I’m 18, with frosted tips, earnest to a fault, about to graduate South Seas Film & TV School. I post out my CV to every production company I can find: nobody bites. (Though, I did send it with a bar of soap wrapped in 16mm film and the…

Ben Chesters Edits for Noel Leeming Spot

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! In the lead up to Mother’s Day, Noel Leeming’s campaign is making the rounds on TV, digital, and social platforms. The offline edit for the 30-second spot was done by our member Ben Chesters. Created…

Luke Haigh Joins ARC EDIT

Award-winning editor and DEGANZ member Luke Haigh has joined ARC EDIT, a boutique post-production company, for Australian representation. Luke joins a diverse roster of editors at ARC. His editorial range in film, TV and commercial work makes…

Short Drama Bottle Money Seeks Funding

The Boosted crowdfunding campaign for Bottle Money is well underway with just under a month to go! Writer/director Rebekah Tyler (DEGANZ) is at the heart of the project, seeking $15,000 to help cover production costs. Bottle Money takes the…

Film Talk: Nude Tuesday – June 13

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On June 13, before its release in NZ cinemas, DEGANZ is thrilled to be hosting a Film Talk of Nude Tuesday in association with Rialto Cinemas. Join us for what is sure to be an hilarious night with a screening of Nude Tuesday, followed by…

Tone with Gaylene Preston – Wellington

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We know as directors, that our films are not just a line of scenes strung together to tell the story. Maintaining and amalgamating tone – the emotional and intellectual heartbeat of cinematic storytelling – is what we do. Communicating…

Film Editors Contract Workshops for Members

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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…

Loading Docs 2022 Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Members’ Films

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…

High Tide Don’t Hide Now Streaming

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…

Vivie Needs Boosting

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…

Nude Tuesday Drops Trailer 

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,…

Join us for Young Creators: Get Off the Ground

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Ready, set, go… Now what? Navigating the TV and film industry can be a confusing and challenging process; who can you trust? What are your options? But you’re not alone. Join us for a Q&A panel with established filmmakers as they…

Poetry Meets Film in Two Magnetic Shorts

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Documentary shorts Ultimately Lacks Polish and Nathan Joe: Homecoming Poems have premiered on the streaming platform Vidzing. Commissioned by the Going West Writers Festival, both documentaries focus on poets who take a radical approach to performance.…
A child actor standing in a kitchen with three crew members watching.

How to Direct Child Actors

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How do you work with children to get great performances? This May, the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is offering training on directing children with sought-after acting coach Miranda Harcourt. Directors can apply for the…

Editor Jochen FitzHerbert: How I Got Started in the Industry

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I should preface by saying that I never planned to be working in the film and television industry. The honest truth is that when I finished school and decided to go to university, Film and Television papers seemed like a fun choice in amongst…

Perry Bradley Among Finalists at 2022 AWARD Awards

Film Construction’s Perry Bradley (DEGANZ) has been nominated for the Best Direction category at Australia’s 43rd AWARD Awards. The nomination is for his work on NZ Blood campaign Unseen Emergencies, which details the need for blood supply…

Poppy Wins at the Socially Relevant Film Festival

Charming local drama Poppy has been awarded Best Narrative Feature at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York. DEGANZ member Jonno Woodford-Robinson edited the feature and worked with Amanda Mulderry (DEGANZ), who was first assistant…

ScreenSafe – Screen Industry Guidance – COVID-19 Protocols V4.0 Update

Tuesday 17th May 2022 The ScreenSafe COVID-19 Protocols have now been updated. New Zealand has been through the peak of the Omicron outbreak, the Government has eased many restrictions and the borders are now opening up to the outside world. While…

Director Jamie Lawrence: How I Got Started in the Industry

, ,
I’m 18, with frosted tips, earnest to a fault, about to graduate South Seas Film & TV School. I post out my CV to every production company I can find: nobody bites. (Though, I did send it with a bar of soap wrapped in 16mm film and the…

Ben Chesters Edits for Noel Leeming Spot

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday! In the lead up to Mother’s Day, Noel Leeming’s campaign is making the rounds on TV, digital, and social platforms. The offline edit for the 30-second spot was done by our member Ben Chesters. Created…

Luke Haigh Joins ARC EDIT

Award-winning editor and DEGANZ member Luke Haigh has joined ARC EDIT, a boutique post-production company, for Australian representation. Luke joins a diverse roster of editors at ARC. His editorial range in film, TV and commercial work makes…

Short Drama Bottle Money Seeks Funding

The Boosted crowdfunding campaign for Bottle Money is well underway with just under a month to go! Writer/director Rebekah Tyler (DEGANZ) is at the heart of the project, seeking $15,000 to help cover production costs. Bottle Money takes the…

Film Talk: Nude Tuesday – June 13

, ,
On June 13, before its release in NZ cinemas, DEGANZ is thrilled to be hosting a Film Talk of Nude Tuesday in association with Rialto Cinemas. Join us for what is sure to be an hilarious night with a screening of Nude Tuesday, followed by…

Tone with Gaylene Preston – Wellington

,
We know as directors, that our films are not just a line of scenes strung together to tell the story. Maintaining and amalgamating tone – the emotional and intellectual heartbeat of cinematic storytelling – is what we do. Communicating…

Film Editors Contract Workshops for Members

,
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…

Loading Docs 2022 Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Members’ Films

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…

High Tide Don’t Hide Now Streaming

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…

Vivie Needs Boosting

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…

Nude Tuesday Drops Trailer 

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,…

Join us for Young Creators: Get Off the Ground

, ,
Ready, set, go… Now what? Navigating the TV and film industry can be a confusing and challenging process; who can you trust? What are your options? But you’re not alone. Join us for a Q&A panel with established filmmakers as they…

Poetry Meets Film in Two Magnetic Shorts

,
Documentary shorts Ultimately Lacks Polish and Nathan Joe: Homecoming Poems have premiered on the streaming platform Vidzing. Commissioned by the Going West Writers Festival, both documentaries focus on poets who take a radical approach to performance.…
A child actor standing in a kitchen with three crew members watching.

How to Direct Child Actors

, ,
How do you work with children to get great performances? This May, the Directors and Editors Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand is offering training on directing children with sought-after acting coach Miranda Harcourt. Directors can apply for the…

Editor Jochen FitzHerbert: How I Got Started in the Industry

, ,
I should preface by saying that I never planned to be working in the film and television industry. The honest truth is that when I finished school and decided to go to university, Film and Television papers seemed like a fun choice in amongst…

Perry Bradley Among Finalists at 2022 AWARD Awards

Film Construction’s Perry Bradley (DEGANZ) has been nominated for the Best Direction category at Australia’s 43rd AWARD Awards. The nomination is for his work on NZ Blood campaign Unseen Emergencies, which details the need for blood supply…

Poppy Wins at the Socially Relevant Film Festival

Charming local drama Poppy has been awarded Best Narrative Feature at the Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York. DEGANZ member Jonno Woodford-Robinson edited the feature and worked with Amanda Mulderry (DEGANZ), who was first assistant…