In this section, you can find out everything you need to know about the Screen Industry Workers Act.

DEGANZ thanks the Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand (SIGANZ) and Watterson Entertainment & Legal for the information included.


Have Your Say

This year, DEGANZ will be seeking to negotiate collective agreements with the Screen Production and Development Association for directors, editors and assistant editors in feature film (documentary and narrative), TV drama, Factual and Entertainment, and Advertising and Marketing content (under five minutes)—all work covered under the Act. In other words, we will be looking to set minimum rates of pay and terms and conditions for these roles across these genres of screen content.

And how will we know what to negotiate and whether or not you will be happy with the outcome?

That’s where you come in. We need to know what you want and what you don’t want in regards to minimum rates and terms and conditions in your contract, because they are going to be locked in place for a minimum of three years.

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Join the Guild

The best way to do that is for every director, editor, and assistant editor in New Zealand to be a member of DEGANZ. This way, we can easily communicate with you, and you can easily communicate with us – throughout the whole process of preparing for negotiation, during negotiation, and after collective agreements are in place.

If you are a member of DEGANZ, we will step in for you, and stand up for you. We are a membership organisation and union that will represent our members to the best of our ability.

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What you need to know about the Screen Industry Workers Act