Who We Are
The New Zealand Writers Guild - Puni Taatuhi o Aotearoa is a professional association of script writers.
We represent the professional interests of writers in the fields of film, television, theatre, radio, comics and new media. NZWG members include most of the professional script writers working in New Zealand.
We are committed to working in a way that adheres to the spirit and the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
What We Do
Publish and provide information and advice to writers
Lobby government to improve conditions for writers
Represent writers with funding bodies and other industry organisations
Comment about matters pertinent to writers
Provide template contracts and agreements
Provide opportunities for skill development
Register intellectual property
Arbitrate on script credits
NZWG provides a full range of membership services.
Aims & Objectives
NZWG shall exist:
To protect, represent and further the interests of New Zealand writers;
To be the national and international voice of New Zealand writers;
To establish, maintain and improve minimum conditions of work and rates of compensation for writers;
To provide communication, negotiation, conciliation, arbitration, information and advisory services for the benefits of members in their relationships with employers, contractees, producers, other writers or anyone else in relation to their work;
To promote policy, legislation and legal and economic rights for the benefit of writers, including but not limited to the issues of copyright, moral rights and status of the artist;
What the Board Does
Accounts to members and funding bodies for the management of funds;
Formulates and writes the policy of NZWG and abide by this policy;
Monitors and controls the quality of services provided by NZWG;
Acts as a fair and equitable employer of the staff employed by NZWG in accordance with any relevant statutory requirements and best practice;
Negotiates and supervises national agreements and disputes;
Appoints representatives to other organisations.