DEGNZ International Editor's Mentorship

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

Directors & Editors Guild of NZ (DEGNZ) invites applications from mid-career editors with significant drama experience to apply for an International Editor's Mentorship with multiple award-winning Australian editor Dany Cooper.

The mentorship offers 20 - 30 hours of Dany's time, some by Skype and some in person, between now and the end of the year. Dany has recently completed editing Holding the Man for Goalpost Pictures, for which she won her fourth ASE award. Other recent credits include Deadline Gallipoli, Redfern Now, Puberty Blues, Paranoia and The Sapphires. Her international work includes TV miniseries Battlestar Galactica, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, Warner Bros feature Queen of the Damned and In Too Deep for Miramax/Dimension. She is currently editing Measure of a Man (working title) for Jim Loach, starring Donald Sutherland, Blake Cooper, Luke Wilson and Judy Greer.  Click  here for a full list of Dany's credits.

To apply, please provide:

A maximum one-page letter about why you should be chosen and what you hope to gain from the mentorship.


Up to 3 examples online of past work (not showreel) Your DEGNZ membership number.

ONLY DEGNZ members may apply!

Applications should be submitted electronically to

no later than 9am, Tuesday 9 February.

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Amanda Billing Unplugged

Posted Monday 25 Jan 2016

NZ On Screen has just uploaded their ScreenTalk interview with longtime WIFT member Amanda Billing.

You can find it here:

In the interview, Amanda speaks about:

� Feeling out of her depth in her early days on Shortland Street

� How her own emotions helped her flesh out the role of Sarah Potts

� Taking a while to adjust to her character getting MS

� Feeling bereft after leaving the show

� Loving working with her co-stars in Find Me a M?ori Bride

� Finding the schedule of DNA Detectives gruelling

� Uncovering a family scandal while doing the show

� Getting used to the reality of being a freelance actor

It's an honest and insightful interview - enjoy!