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Seeking a (new) friend …

The recently rebranded Directors & Editors Guild is advertising for a new ED to take the guild forward through its next stage of development.

Fiona Copland, who took on the ED temporarily when Anna Cahill died, has stayed a little longer than she originally intended, ”because there’s always something I really like coming up”. She’s now decided it’s time to get back to her day job of being a film producer.

Fourteen months on from Cahill’s untimely death, the future of the guild looks a lot brighter. The organisation is stable, has seen significant membership growth and completed its rebrand from being the Screen Directors Guild to the Directors & Editors Guild and has a new programme of professional development initiatives in place.

This weekend the guild hosts a Last Saint Q&A screening. On Monday Jackie van Beek, Suchla Dillon, Annie Goldson and Gaylene Preston discuss Where Are The Women Filmmakers? with Kim Hill. Also on Monday, applications close for the directing internships on Power Rangers.

Anyone interested in throwing their hat in the ring to succeed Copland as the DEGNZ’s Executive Director has until 2 September to apply.

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