NZIFF 2022: Feature Film Anthologies You Don’t Want to Miss

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced a line-up of exciting New Zealand feature films that have been selected to screen at the festival so far. Part of the excitement of these two anthology films is how they spotlight many…

DEGANZ Members Selected for Te Puna Kairangi – Premium Productions Fund

Congratulations to the DEGANZ members who are involved in projects green-lit in the final production funding round of Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund. The fund was jointly administered by the three funding…

Aidee Walker Directs Kid Sister Now on TVNZ OnDemand

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Kid Sister has landed on TVNZ OnDemand! There are 5 episodes to binge now, directed by DEGANZ member Aidee Walker. The sitcom was created and written by New York-based Jewish Kiwi Simone Nathan, who also stars as the lead. Kid Sister follows…

Screenlink: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget – June 13

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We all want to make amazing work that looks exceptional. But what can you do when your budget doesn't look so great? Come and connect with us in Wellington on June 13 as we discuss this familiar challenge. DEGANZ and NZCS presents a panel…

Rehearsal & Performance for Pan-Asian Directors & Actors

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DEGANZ and the Pan-Asian Screen Collective welcome screen directors and actors of Pan-Asian heritage for this Rehearsal & Performance workshop, led by actor/director Jennifer Ward-Lealand. Pan-Asian participants will get to practise their…
View from the Top banner

SIWB – You Can’t Ignore it Any Longer

The biggest change ever to happen to the New Zealand screen industry is fast approaching. No, it’s not the merger of TVNZ and Radio NZ. It’s the Screen Industry Workers Bill (SIWB). Before the end of the year, the SIWB is almost certain…

Members’ Films Head to Sydney Film Festival

The 69th Sydney Film Festival (June 8-19) will be back in cinemas across 12 days and nights, promising to showcase the greatest, strangest and most exciting works cinema has to offer, with a number of DEGANZ members featuring. Anthology film…

LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A

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DEGANZ presents an LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A On June 7, join us for a panel livestream with film festival directors James Wooley (Frameline San Francisco), Andrea Coloma (MIX COPENHAGEN) and Spiro Economopoulos (Melbourne Queer…

Fiona Clark: Unafraid Goes International at Inside Out

Congratulations are in order for DEGANZ member Lula Cucchiara whose feature documentary film, Fiona Clark: Unafraid, is about to have its international premiere at Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival (May 26 - June 5). Directed by Lula…

Doc Edge to Screen Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Among the films at this year’s Doc Edge Festival is Whetū Mārama – Bright Star. Aileen O’Sullivan (DEGANZ) co-directed this film alongside Toby Mills. Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka…

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…

NZIFF 2022: Feature Film Anthologies You Don’t Want to Miss

The New Zealand International Film Festival has announced a line-up of exciting New Zealand feature films that have been selected to screen at the festival so far. Part of the excitement of these two anthology films is how they spotlight many…

DEGANZ Members Selected for Te Puna Kairangi – Premium Productions Fund

Congratulations to the DEGANZ members who are involved in projects green-lit in the final production funding round of Te Puna Kairangi - Premium Productions for International Audiences Fund. The fund was jointly administered by the three funding…

Aidee Walker Directs Kid Sister Now on TVNZ OnDemand

,
Kid Sister has landed on TVNZ OnDemand! There are 5 episodes to binge now, directed by DEGANZ member Aidee Walker. The sitcom was created and written by New York-based Jewish Kiwi Simone Nathan, who also stars as the lead. Kid Sister follows…

Screenlink: Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget – June 13

, ,
We all want to make amazing work that looks exceptional. But what can you do when your budget doesn't look so great? Come and connect with us in Wellington on June 13 as we discuss this familiar challenge. DEGANZ and NZCS presents a panel…

Rehearsal & Performance for Pan-Asian Directors & Actors

,
DEGANZ and the Pan-Asian Screen Collective welcome screen directors and actors of Pan-Asian heritage for this Rehearsal & Performance workshop, led by actor/director Jennifer Ward-Lealand. Pan-Asian participants will get to practise their…
View from the Top banner

SIWB – You Can’t Ignore it Any Longer

The biggest change ever to happen to the New Zealand screen industry is fast approaching. No, it’s not the merger of TVNZ and Radio NZ. It’s the Screen Industry Workers Bill (SIWB). Before the end of the year, the SIWB is almost certain…

Members’ Films Head to Sydney Film Festival

The 69th Sydney Film Festival (June 8-19) will be back in cinemas across 12 days and nights, promising to showcase the greatest, strangest and most exciting works cinema has to offer, with a number of DEGANZ members featuring. Anthology film…

LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A

,
DEGANZ presents an LGBTQ+ Film Festival Directors Q&A On June 7, join us for a panel livestream with film festival directors James Wooley (Frameline San Francisco), Andrea Coloma (MIX COPENHAGEN) and Spiro Economopoulos (Melbourne Queer…

Fiona Clark: Unafraid Goes International at Inside Out

Congratulations are in order for DEGANZ member Lula Cucchiara whose feature documentary film, Fiona Clark: Unafraid, is about to have its international premiere at Inside Out Toronto 2SLGBTQ+ Film Festival (May 26 - June 5). Directed by Lula…

Doc Edge to Screen Whetū Mārama – Bright Star

Among the films at this year’s Doc Edge Festival is Whetū Mārama – Bright Star. Aileen O’Sullivan (DEGANZ) co-directed this film alongside Toby Mills. Whetū Mārama – Bright Star is the story of Sir Hekenukumai Ngaiwi Puhipi, aka…

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…