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Writers’ Lab Aotearoa – Call for Applications!

Script to Screen is now calling for applications for the Writers’ Lab Aotearoa – a five day intensive lab where selected writers workshop their feature scripts under the guidance of renowned international and local mentors. Application Deadline: 5pm, Monday 28th April 2014 The Lab will be held over the 1st-6th of July 2014 on ... Read more
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One out of the Matchbox: Helen Bowden talks to Philippa Campbell

FEATURE: 19 MARCH 2014

"We wanted writers who would put the project ahead of themselves and not think solely of their own episodes" Helen Bowden discusses the process of developing The Slap with Matchbox Pictures in Australia... Read more
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Keeping it fresh – theatre voices in screen

calendar EVENT: 25 MARCH 2014

Join actor/playwright/screenwriters Tom Sainsbury, Sophie Henderson and Jackie Van Beek as they talk to actor Rachel House about working across the mediums and what filmmakers and writers can take from theatre practitioners... Read more
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2014 Christchurch Filmmaker’s Workshop: Making a Web Series

calendar EVENT: 22 MARCH 2014, CHRISTCHURCH

Script to Screen presents a filmmaking workshop on the web series format, with guest speakers Kiel McNaughton (creator/director/actor) and Kerry Warkia (creator/producer/actor), key creatives on NZ web series Auckland Daze and Nia's Extra Ordinary Life... Read more
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In Conversation with Helen Bowden (AUS) – Wellington

calendar EVENT: 12 MARCH 2014, WELLINGTON

Join us for our first Writer’s Room of the year as kiwi-born producer Helen Bowden (Matchbox Pictures) talks to NZ producer Robin Laing about her experience developing high-end television drama in Australia... Read more
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Making Super City II

calendar EVENT: 24 SEPTEMBER 2013, AUCKLAND

Join us to hear Madeleine Sami and Tom Sainsbury talk to chair Leanne Saunders about the relationship between acting and writing, co-writing and developing the new characters for season two.... Read more
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Sally Tran at Killer Films NYC Blog #2

FEATURE: 18 SEPTEMBER 2013

"I’m not saying be the next Rodriguez. If you can, awesome, I hope we can be friends." In her second blog from NYC, Sally Tran discusses the similarities between entrepreneurial start-ups and getting up a film... Read more
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Making Beyond the Edge

calendar EVENT: 29 OCTOBER 2013

Join writer/director Leanne Pooley and writer (screen story)/producer Matthew Metcalfe as they talk to chair Toa Fraser about how they found a way into this iconic story and how the use of 3D played a role in storytelling.... Read more
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Sally Tran at Killer Films NYC Blog #3

FEATURE: 17 OCTOBER 2013

"Pam Koffler suggests finding the executives who have been around for long time and getting familiar with their younger assistants that are ‘hip pocketing’. This works if you are living in cities with agents, like NYC, Los Angeles and London, but if not, how does someone outside these cities get seen by American producers?"... Read more
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Are Web Series the Future? (Wellington)

calendar EVENT: 13 NOVEMBER 2013, WELLINGTON

Join us to hear writer/director Roseanne Liang (Flat 3), actor/producer Kerry Warkia (Auckland Daze, Flat 3) and director David Stubbs (Reservoir Hill) as they talk to chair Thomas Robins (Reservoir Hill) to discuss the pros of writing for the web TV format, building an audience and having an entrepreneurial mindset... Read more
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2013 South Auckland Short Film Workshop

calendar EVENT: 16 NOVEMBER to 17 NOVEMBER, 2013

Script to Screen and Ngā Aho Whakaari present the 2013 South Auckland Short Film Workshop. 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, directing, the nuts and bolts of production and finally to pitch your idea for funding.... Read more
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VIDEO – Are Web Series the Future? (Auckland)

FEATURE: 12 NOVEMBER 2013

For our August Writer's Room we were joined by the makers of two successful locally produced web-series: Flat 3 and The Factory. They explore the viability of the web TV format, avenues for funding, the pros of writing for a shorter format and building an audience.... Read more
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VIDEO – Making Super City II

FEATURE: 12 NOVEMBER 2013

In an era when more and more actors branch into writing and directing their own work, we look closely at this collaboration between some of NZs best acting/writing talent. What is the relationship between acting and writing? And how does the writing process change when you are creating characters for yourself to play?... Read more
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VIDEO – Making Beyond the Edge

FEATURE: 12 NOVEMBER 2013

Hillary’s successful ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 is one of NZ’s most important and iconic stories, and in 2013 the story went to the big screen for the first time. Beyond the Edge, was released on 24 Oct, and is NZ’s first 3D film. It also had record international presales.... Read more
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2013 Hokianga Filmmaker’s Workshop: Making a Web Series

calendar EVENT: 8 DECEMBER 2013

Come and hear creator/director Kiel McNaughton (Auckland Daze) and creator/producer Kerry Warkia (Auckland Daze, Flat3) discuss the creative possibilities of the web series format... Read more
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FilmUp 2014: Apply now!

FEATURE: 12 FEBRUARY 2014

If you are a writer, director, producer or script developer with a track record don't miss this opportunity to hone your creative practice and advance your career. The FilmUp Programme is back and includes an exciting new strand.... Read more
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In Conversation with Helen Bowden (AUS)

calendar EVENT: 25 FEBRUARY 2014

Join us for our first Writer's Room of the year as kiwi-born producer Helen Bowden (Matchbox Pictures) talks to Philippa Campbell (Top of the Lake, Rain) about her experience developing high-end television drama in Australia.... Read more
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Sally Tran at Killer Films NYC Blog #4

FEATURE: 11 FEBRUARY 2014

'I feel more at home realising the U.S. indie scene is more similar to the NZ scene than I first thought' Sally Tran reflects on what she has learnt during her time with Killer Films ... Read more
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The Writers’ Lab Aotearoa

FEATURE: 9 MARCH 2014

The writers of up to six feature film projects will be awarded a place on the lab programme, attending a five-day residential lab where they will workshop their scripts with esteemed international and local mentors.... Read more