Call for Applications: Drama Editing Masterclass with Dany Cooper!

Posted Monday 29 Aug 2016

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ invites you to apply for a 2-day Drama Editing Masterclass with multiple award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper for up to 8 participants.

Dany Cooper is one of Australia's best-known and respected film and television editors. This year, she has completed work on U.S. film Measure of a Man and is currently editing Breath, adapted from a book by Australian novelist Tim Winton, and directed by Simon Baker. Her recent editing credits also include Holding the Man, Chasing Satellites, Deadline Gallipoli, The Killing Field and Puberty Blues.

Dany won her first AFI Award in 1994 for the film Angel Baby. She was again nominated for an AFI in 1997 for The Well and in 2006 for Candy, starring Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish, which also won Dany her first ASE Award. Amongst her list of accolades, Dany has also won an ASE Award for her work on Beneath Hill 60 and Oranges and Sunshine. She was also nominated for an ASE Award and won an AACTA Award for editing the 2012 film The Sapphires, which screened at Cannes, Melbourne, Telluride and other top international festivals. Internationally, Dany was nominated for a 2004 Emmy for TV series Battlestar Galactica.

The masterclass will be held across two days on Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2 October in Auckland. Travel assistance will be available to some members coming from out of Auckland. Lunch will be provided each day.

All applicants must have a working knowledge of AVID edit systems.

Cost: DEGNZ members free, Non-members $100.
When: Saturday 1 October & Sunday 2 October, 9am - 5pm.
Where: Unitec, Auckland

To apply, please send your application in ONE PDF to tema@degnz.co.nz with 'Dany Cooper Masterclass' in the subject line. In your application, please provide:

  • CV
  • links to samples of your work
  • a maximum one-page letter stating why you should be selected.


Applications Close: Wednesday 14 September 2016, 5pm.

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Writing Comedy for the Screen - Wellington

Posted Monday 29 Aug 2016

Mon 12 Sept, 6-7pm, Ng? Taonga, Wellington

Whether its odd-ball characters, slapstick or dark humour, in sketch or narrative content, are we making the most of our potential to write great comedic work for the screen?

This September STS brings together a panel of screenwriters and comedians for serious discussion about comedy.

Join STS to hear from actor/writer Cohen Holloway (HAPPY HOUR) and writer/actor Loren Taylor (EAGLE VS SHARK) as they talk to actor/writer/playwright Tom Sainsbury (SUPER CITY) about the challenge of creating comedic stories and characters that come alive on screen.

Come early for a drink and stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on STS.

Monday 12 September, 5.30pm drinks, 6-7pm talk. Ng? Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki Street. $5 koha appreciated.