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DEGNZ Announces Participants for Women Filmmakers Incubator

DEGNZ Announces Participants for Women Filmmakers Incubator 2018


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 26 February 2018

The Directors & Editors Guild of New Zealand (DEGNZ) is delighted to announce the eight female directors who will participate in its second Emerging Women Filmmakers Incubator. They are:

Chantelle Burgoyne
Linda Darby-Coring
Hiona Henare
Abi King-Jones
Agnes Peel-McGregor
Lauren Porteus
Michelle Savill
Asuka Sylvie

“Once again the selection panel were impressed by the range of talented candidates who put themselves forward for this initiative,” said Executive Director of DEGNZ Tui Ruwhiu.

“It was a difficult decision but we feel that we have with this group, filmmakers who show real promise in moving rapidly towards their first major projects and sustainable careers as directors.”

The Incubator is a targeted initiative designed to give emerging female directors the opportunity to build their knowledge, skills and networks as a means to advance their careers and projects in the screen industry.

Each workshop in the programme will bring in highly successful filmmakers and experts in a stepped approach that will develop participants’ confidence and capability to engage with the screen industry as they seek to get their own projects through development and into production.

The workshop series will start in Auckland in March 2018 and run through to year’s end.

This initiative is supported with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission and Vista Foundation.

ENDS

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