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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 a Q&A with director Armagan Ballantyne (DEGANZ) and writer/lead actress Jackie van Beek (DEGANZ), moderated by comedian/actor Chris Parker.

The unique comedy, filled with eccentric characters and a made up language, follows a conservative middle-aged couple who are on a mission to save a failing marriage. The couple end up at a new-age relationship retreat rich in sexual liberation and extreme nudity.

When: Monday 13 June, 7pm
Where: Rialto Cinemas Newmarket, 167-169 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland

$14.50 concession for Film Industry members!
Standard Adult $20.50

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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 of Hudson Gavin Martin. A great communicator, Anchali will break the contract down so that it is easy to understand.

Why understanding your contract is important

To get the best contract for you and to truly understand what you are legally binding yourself to when you sign, you need to learn in detail what every clause means and where the opportunities lie for negotiation.

What will the workshop cover?

  • Understanding the Guild’s standard feature film editing agreement
  • Which parts can I negotiate?
  • What do these terminologies and clauses mean?
  • The implications
  • How you can apply this knowledge
  • Q&A time

Who is it for?

DEGANZ members – open to all membership levels. We highly recommend that any member working or planning to work as a feature film editor (narrative or documentary) attend.

Attendee Preparation

Please read the DEGANZ standard film editing agreement beforehand.

Facilitator

Tui Ruwhiu, DEGANZ Executive Director

About Anchali Anandanayagam

AnchaliAnchali is a partner at Hudson Gavin Martin – a leading media, technology and IP law firm. Anchali has specialised in media, technology and IP for the last 18 years. An expert in all legal aspects of tech, media and telecommunications, Anchali often advises clients in NZ and overseas on the regulation of new and emerging technologies, data security and privacy, commercialisation of IP, and works with local and international content producers and suppliers to the media sector. Anchali’s clients in the media industry range from established media companies and production houses, VFX and post-production companies, and independent producers, directors and writers.

With qualifications from the University of Otago, Anchali gained her experience both here in New Zealand, and London. Anchali is highly recognised in the leading legal international rankings. Chambers and Partners said Anchali is not only “an experienced lawyer with amazing technical skills,” but also “a relationship builder who can deal with people at all levels both within and between organisations.” They go on to say: “There’s a real benefit having her on our side.” Anchali is a keen advocate of purpose driven organisations and sits on the board of Women in Film and Television New Zealand.

Register for a Session

Monday 9 May 2022, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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Tuesday 31 May 2022, 7pm – 9pm
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DEGANZ received funding from Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga New Zealand Film Commission’s Screen Sector Capability Fund. The fund supports the New Zealand screen sector to develop the business and technical capability to meet the challenges of a COVID-19 and post COVID-19 environment and is part of the New Zealand Government’s Screen Sector Recovery package.

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DEGANZ member Curtis Vowell is currently directing Seize Them!, a British comedy financed by Entertainment Film Distributors, which will handle the UK and Ireland release. According to Collider, the movie has begun principal photography in London and will take six weeks to shoot in Kent and Wales.

Starring Amiee Lou Wood (Sex Education), Loffy Adefope (Shrills), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz) and Nicola Coughlan (Bridgerton), the comedy is set in the dark ages and follows Queen Dagan as she is toppled by a revolution led by Humble Joan. Queen Dagan must face up to hardship and danger to win her kingdom back.

Curtis adds Seize Them! to his directorial filmography, alongside New Zealand movies Baby Done and micro-budget feature Fantail.

Gain insights into the craft of directing in this two-day workshop with experienced director Paul Murphy.

Paul will share his approach to directing narrative drama, drawing on his well-established background in the New Zealand screen industry. He will provide participants with insight into grass roots filmmaking, covering development, pre-production, shooting and post.

The Directors Toolkit aims to establish a professional approach to directing and underline the keys to good work.

Workshop Details:

When:
Saturday 2 April, 9:30am – 5pm
Sunday 3 April, 9:30am – 4pm

Where: Taia Studios, 4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022

Cost:
Member – Free
Non-member – $79 (billed upon selection)

Includes tea/coffee and lunch.

Our Payment and Cancellation Policy

About Paul Murphy

Paul grew up amongst the creative chaos of Blerta. His father, Geoff Murphy, and uncle Bruno Lawrence became key role models that guided his future in film. What began with helping out turned into working professionally on films like Goodbye Pork Pie, Carry Me Back and UTU. In the late 80’s he was a key grip for television and feature film, including Lord of the Rings and King Kong.

In 2000, he wrote and directed the short film SOX. He went on to direct on The Tribe and Sensing Murder. His first feature film, NZ Box Office hit Second-Hand Wedding, competed at the Shanghai International Film Festival. It picked up Best Female in a Leading Role and Best Female in a Supporting Role at the 2008 Qantas NZ Film and Television awards.

Paul followed it up with rom-com Love Birds, starring Rhys Darby and Sally Hawkins. It won Best Director of a Foreign Film Audience award at the prestigious Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Festival in China. In 2020, Paul’s third film Lowdown Dirty Criminals was released in cinemas, a crime caper comedy with James Rolleston and Rebecca Gibney.

Having been around actors, artists and musicians his whole life, Paul prides himself on his ability to connect, communicate and create a safe environment for them to produce their best work.

To Apply

Applications Close: Thu 24 March, 1PM

Please complete the application form below and email your CV to tema@deganz.co.nz. Your CV should clearly list your credits and include relevant details, such as year of release, format, festival selection, commissioners and/or platforms where your work has publicly screened.

Places are limited – the Guild will select based on applications. We will email you to confirm.

Red Traffic Light Notes

For the safety of yourself and others:

  • A valid My Vaccine Pass is an entry requirement.
  • Face masks must be worn at the workshop.
  • Seating will allow for 1 metre physical distancing.
  • Please do not attend if you are sick with COVID-19, cold or flu symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate.

Rapid Antigen Testing: We will ask you to take a RAT when you arrive on the first day as an added health and safety measure. Please arrive 20-30 minutes before the start of the workshop to check-in and take your test in the waiting room. Once you return a negative test result, you will be allowed to attend the workshop. If you return a positive test result, you will need to go home to self-isolate and we will organise a refund of your ticket (for non-members).

Application Form

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Made possible with the financial support of the New Zealand Film Commission

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Written by DEGANZ member Jackie van Beek and directed by fellow member Armağan Ballantyne, unique comedy Nude Tuesday was recently labelled a hidden gem after being promoted at the European Film Market in Berlin.

The film follows a conservative, middle-aged couple, played by Jackie van Beek and Damon Herriman, trying to save a failing marriage with a trip to a new-age relationship retreat rich in sexual liberation and extreme nudity.

Nude Tuesday goes further with its uniqueness by being shot entirely in a made-up language. It was then sent to a few comedians to add their own subtitles. British comedian Julia Davis produced one version of subtitles, whilst Australian comedians Celia Pacquola and Ronny Chieng produced another set. The film will be available with both sets of English subtitles.

Armağan told Deadline that speaking in a made-up language meant that the actors didn’t have to worry about getting their lines right. instead, they could “focus on the tone and emphasis of the emotional exchanges between each other”.

Moreover, in the edit, “We were able to speed up scenes we thought were too slow by literally just cutting out bits of dialogue, knowing that it wouldn’t have the remotest impact on the story” says Jackie.

Well done to Jackie and Armağan. The NZ release date for Nude Tuesday hasn’t been announced yet, but we’re curious as to what to expect out of its two sets of subtitles!