Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New Look Directors Guild: Check Out the Website

30 June 2014

New Look Directors Guild: Check Out the Website

The Screen Directors Guild has changed its name and is proud to launch new branding as Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ).

Guild Chair Peter Roberts says “We welcome a new energy in the NZ screen industry and our new name recognises our broadening representation of screen story tellers. It brings with it a vigorous group of new members dedicated to lifting production values and levels of professionalism in screen story telling craft.”

The makeover includes a contemporary new website www.degnz.co.nz and an extensive new professional development programme for both directors and editors, funded largely by New Zealand Film Commission.

The Guild is launching two substantial international mentorships, as well as a Collaborators seminar series, in addition to its established schedule of workshops and film talks and the highly successful Rehearsal Room series, introduced this year. In November DEGNZ will send an emerging NZ director to Los Angeles to screen their feature in the prestigious Director’s Finder Series facilitated by the Directors Guild of America. Later this month there is a chance for directors to discuss their projects with iconic Australian director Rolf de Heer.

Says DEGNZ Executive Director, Fiona Copland, “The Guild’s primary function is to support the creative, cultural and financial wellbeing of NZ directors and editors, and lobby for policy that will improve their opportunities and protect their rights. We also offer professional advice to individual members, alongside professional development and networking opportunities.”

“Our development thrust is to help NZ directors and editors out into the world with their work. Distribution models are changing in both film and television. There is more opportunity for directors to connect directly with their audience and more options for presenting non-standard work in non-standard ways. But we do need to make sure we actually get paid. Directors and editors need sustainable careers.”

The first event in DEG’s new Collaborators Series is Find An Audience: Monetise Your Work, with distributors Michael Eldred (Madman) and Elizabeth Trotman (Studio Canal), exhibitor Chris Mathews (Event Cinemas) along with digital platform developer David White (IndieReign). The event is Tuesday 10th July in Auckland, and will be streamed live to Wellington members.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Final Frontier: Rocket Lab And NASA Sign Commercial Space Launch Agreement

Rocket Lab has signed a Commercial Space Launch Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The agreement enables Rocket Lab to use NASA resources - including personnel, facilities and equipment - for launch and reentry efforts. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Wheeler Downplays Scope For ‘Large’ Rates Fall

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler says some market commentators are predicting further declines in interest rates that would only make sense for an economy in recession, although some easing is likely to be needed to maintain New Zealand’s economic growth. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha Dam: Consent Conditions Could Mean Reduced Intensity

Legal advice sought by the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council on the Ruataniwha Dam consent conditions has confirmed that farmers who sign up to take water from the dam could be required to reduce the intensity of their farming operation to meet the catchment’s strict nitrogen limit. More>>

Health And Safety: Bill Now Sees Rules Relaxed For Small Businesses

Health and safety law reform sparked by the Pike River coalmine disaster has been reported back from the industrial relations select committee with weakened requirements on small businesses to appoint health and safety representatives and committees. More>>

ALSO:

Bearing Fruit: Annual Fruit Exports Hit $2 Billion For First Time

The value of fruit exported rose 20 percent (up $330 million) for the June 2015 year when compared with the year ended June 2014. Both higher prices and a greater quantity of exports (up 9.0 percent) contributed to the overall rise. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news