After a long process the New Zealand Film & Video Technicians Guild will soon become the Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand Inc.
Discussions have been going on among guild members about the name for quite some time. In mid-February the guild announced the results of voting on six potential new names, with Screen Industry Guild taking close to 60% of the votes cast.
The Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa New Zealand Inc was then put up against NZ Film and Video Technicians Guild, and won convincingly. Barely 10% of votes were cast to retain the current name, with over 89% in favour of Screen Industry Guild.
The guild will now dot i’s and cross t’s, amending its constitution and creating new branding before formally switching over to the new identity.