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Pitching Competition Winners Announced

FEATURE: 2 DECEMBER 2014

After a hugely successful weekend at our annual South Auckland Short Film Workshop, we are excited to be able to announce the six talented storytellers whose pitches incited the imaginations and attentions of our guest judges.... Read more
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Writer's Room

What is the World Watching?

calendar EVENT: 27 NOVEMBER 2014, THE LOFT, Q THEATRE

WIFT NZ and Script to Screen present a special discussion with Matt Baker (Director of Acquisitions at HanWay Films), Carole Sheridan (producer, founder of Singer Films, and former Exec. Producer Scottish Screen) and Joe Oppenheimer (Commissioning Editor at BBC Films).... Read more
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South Shorts Mentoring Programme

FEATURE: 11 NOVEMBER 2014

Six participants of the South Auckland Short Film Workshop will be chosen to participate in a 6 month programme, including 30 hours of mentoring.... Read more
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2014 South Auckland Short Film Workshop

calendar EVENT: 29 NOVEMBER to 30 NOVEMBER, MIT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, OTARA

This two-day event will give you everything you need to know to make a short film, guiding you through each stage – from the initial concept, writing, directing, the crucial element of casting and finally to pitch your idea to collaborators and funders.... Read more
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Creating Compelling Drama for a Young Audience with Tony Ayres (AUS)

calendar EVENT: 1 NOVEMBER 2014, 9:30AM - 12:30PM, AUCKLAND

SEMINAR: Award-winning showrunner, writer and director Tony Ayres will share his expertise and insights on creating compelling and relatable screen drama for young people. Whether you're writing drama specifically for a young audience or want to develop children and teen characters in your drama, this is an essential session to attend.... Read more
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Writer's Room

In Conversation with Tony Ayres (AUS)

calendar EVENT: 30 OCTOBER 2014, 7:30-8:30PM, AUCKLAND

For our last Writers' Room of the year we are thrilled to welcome award-winning Australian showrunnner, writer and director, Tony Ayres (The Slap, Nowhere Boys, Maximum Chopper) to speak to Fiona Samuel about his career as a creative dynamo, and his involvement at the helm of some of the most critically and commercially successful high-end ... Read more
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Speaking of Kings. An afternoon with screenwriter David Seidler

FEATURE: 7 OCTOBER 2014

Script to Screen and the NZ Writers’ Guild joined together to present an afternoon with Academy-award winning screenwriter David Seidler (The King’s Speech). In conversation with Fiona Samuel, he spoke candidly about his writing life, the intriguing story around making The Kings Speech, and his approach to the craft of screenwriting.... Read more
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Vampires, some werewolves and a lot of collaboration between good mates…

FEATURE: 7 OCTOBER 2014

Script to Screen invited multiple Emmy-nominee Jemaine Clement and writer/director Taika Waititi to discuss the co-writing, co-directing and co-starring of their latest collaborative project, What We Do in the Shadows.... Read more
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Writer's Room

First Features on a Shoestring – Discussing Escalator

calendar EVENT: 2 SEPTEMBER 2014, 7:30-8:30PM, THE CLASSIC

Writer/directors Max Currie, Paolo Rotondo, Guy Pigden and Gerard Johnstone talk to producer Tui Ruwhiu about how being part of the Escalator scheme shaped and changed their filmmaking process on their debut feature films... Read more
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The actor/director relationship: a tale of confidence, collaboration and trust.

FEATURE: 7 OCTOBER 2014

Script to Screen, the Screen Directors' Guild of NZ and Actors' Equity joined forces to present a very special May Writer's Room event to explore the relationship between the director and the actor, and how directors can enable performances that brings words to life and create magic onscreen.... Read more
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The development process: ‘pulling the story from the heart of the writer’.

What makes effective feature film development? How do we know if a development process is making a project stronger, and what do we do if it's not? The April Writer's Room brought together an exceptional panel of industry experts to share their views formed over a range of projects and development cultures. ... Read more
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Writer's Room

Off-Script: Creating Drama Through Improvisation with Robert Marchand

Australian director and academic Robert Marchand talks to story advisor and acting coach Brita McVeigh about the relationship between filmmakers and actors in the process of character-based improvisation.... Read more
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Short Film Lab 2014: Call for Applications!

NEWS: 4 AUGUST 2014

Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts are now calling for applications for the 2014 Short Film Lab. Six participants will be selected to workshop their short film ideas (or short film scripts) during the full-day lab hosted by the University of Auckland in November.... Read more
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Writer's Room

Making What We Do in the Shadows

calendar EVENT: 26 JUNE 2014

Multiple Emmy-nominee Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords, Eagle Vs Shark) and writer/director Taika Waititi (Boy, Eagle Vs Shark) meet with actor/producer Cliff Curtis (The Dark Horse, Boy) to discuss co-writing, co-directing and starring in their latest and closest collaboration, What We Do in the Shadows.... Read more
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Six writers chosen for Writers’ Lab Aotearoa!

NEWS: 29 MAY 2014

Congratulations to the six talented writers that have been chosen to take part in our first Writers' Lab... Read more
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Writer's Room

VIDEO – In Conversation with Helen Bowden

FEATURE: 1 MAY 2014

Kiwi-born producer Helen Bowden to producer Philippa Campbell about her experience developing high-end television drama in Australia ... Read more
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Writer's Room

VIDEO – Keeping it Fresh – Theatre Voices in Screen

FEATURE: 30 APRIL 2014

Actor/ playwright/ screenwriters Tom Sainsbury, Sophie Henderson, and Jackie Van Beek discuss working across mediums in the film industry with Rachel House.... Read more