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What The Techos' Guild does for you

If you are screen industry crew:

  • On your behalf The Techos' Guild negotiates the Blue Book - the standard rules of engagement 
  • Represents your voice in the immigration process when overseas crew come here 
  • Improves your health and safety the creation of ScreenSafe, a subsidiary of the Techos' Guild
  • Offers you dispute resolution, assistance and advice when you need it
  • Gives you a voice that represents you when you need it 
  • Keeps you informed through news letters and resources only available to members

If you are a production: 

The Techos' Guild represents the reasoned voice of crew on the job and in immigration. 

Find out more or join today


  • 18 Jul 2017 12:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Park Road Post Production is pleased to announce it will be holding their 10-day Industry Intensive again in 2017.  We are offering students the opportunity to learn from some of the best technical and creative minds in post production picture and sound.

    Selected students have a unique and valuable chance to experience the heart and soul of how traditional filmmaking meets digital technology, and to explore the incredible future of post production.

    Park Road Post Production – 10 Day Industry Intensive is an unprecedented, experience-based programme that gives students one-on-one attention from our experts in visual and sound techniques. The programme gives exclusive access to one of the world’s best facilities, therefore numbers are limited to 18 students.


    Post Production Course

    Course Dates

    Start Date: 4 September 2017

    End Date: 15 September 2017

  • 13 Jul 2017 12:50 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    RIP Terry King

    It is with great sadness that we let you all know that Terry King passed away peacefully on July 11th in Auckland after a long illness.



  • 24 Apr 2017 21:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Techos' Guild went into bat this week for crews who were coerced into working 30 hours on a commercial over just two days.

    When these hours were reported by members of the Techos' Guild to Executive Officer Karla Rodgers, spoke with the production explaining that not only were the hours way outside the Blue Book, (the standard conditions agreed between producers and the Techos' Guild), it is an unsafe work practice breaching the Health and Safety Act and work standards.   The problem basically arose with the production company not employing an experienced production manager or 1st AD.

    The production company said that they would be looking at how they operate in the future and asked whether they could forward the Techos' Guild contact details amongst their producers.

    The Techos' Guild sees this as a positive result and wish to encourage producers to contact the guild when in doubt or if they require clarification on Blue Book issues.   The Techos' Guild is also available to   discuss "outside the square" scenarios that may fall outside the Blue Book, particularly when crew may need to be consulted to alternative approaches.   

    The Techos' Guild sees this collaborative style of working can only lead to a healthier safer screen industry.   

  • 21 Apr 2017 17:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    From 1 April 2017, the way contractors pay their taxes changed, giving greater choice and making it easier to get tax right.

    This is an expansion of existing on schedular payments which is the name the tax department uses for payment to contractors like crew that will be subject to withholding tax.

    Contractors already under schedular payment rules must complete the new tax rate notification form (IR330C) when you start any new job on or after 1 April 2017.

    Tax rate notification for contractors form (IR330C) (external link) — Inland Revenue

    On this form, you pick the rate you would like tax to be deducted at. New Zealand tax residents can pick any rate from 10% up to 100%. If you want to change your current tax rate, complete this form and give it to your payer so they can make the changes.

    Tax rate estimation tool for contractors — Inland Revenue 

    This information has been sourced from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The Techos' Guild is the short name for The New Zealand Film & Video Technicians Guild Incorporated.  

The Techos' Guild is supported by its members and the New Zealand Film Commission.

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