Joining the guild is easy… Choose Associate or Full Membership, select your category from the options, and you’re away!
Renewing An Existing Membership
Membership payments renew annually. An email will be sent to remind you when your subs are due – not sure where your email went?
New Memberships – Nga Mihi, Welcome!
Aspiring Writers & Friends of the NZWG: for new writers and those who wish to support, maintain contact with or have an interest in the guild.
Still not sure? Read about Associate Membership
Working Writers: for writers with produced script writing credits.
Still not sure? Read about Full membership
Why Should I Join the Guild?
NZWG membership is your entry to the New Zealand industry. We can provide the information, support and advice you need to further your career. We have the knowledge that comes from over thirty years of working for writers in the New Zealand industry.
We are also a part of the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds (IAWG), meaning we are always up to date with international trends and developments.
The NZWG exists to support writers. Membership of the NZWG enables you to increase the bargaining power and standing of all script writers and, therefore, your own power.
The NZWG boasts over 400 members, including almost all the professional script writers working in New Zealand. If you are serious about script writing you need to become a member.
See the list of NZWG Services for some of the benefits of belonging.
NZWG Members receive free legal advice on contracts within the screen industry, advice on recommended rates of pay for scriptwriters, the weekly e-bulletin via email, access to the NZWG library and reduced rates on registration and access to a script reader (assessment) service. Membership gains you member rates to workshops and discounts to other industry events. Your membership card will also entitle you to a variety of discounts with bookstores, theatres, film festivals and lots more.
Full members are also eligible to advertise in our Find a Writer section.