Casting is everything. If you get the right people they make you look good. – Tod Solondz
Everyone knows if you get the cast wrong you’re screwed. But how do you get it right?
Following our hit Auckland Writer’s Room, Script to Screen presents a Wellington discussion with casting directors Tina Cleary (Boy, Top of the Lake, Emperor (NZ)) and Miranda Rivers (The Hobbit, Avatar (NZ), Home by Christmas).
Using specific examples, Tina and Miranda talk to director Stuart McKenzie about their casting process and philosophy: from script analysis, auditions, and casting non-actors & children through to the casting director’s relationships with the director and producer.
This session is designed for writers, directors, producers and actors.
Come along for the final Screen Discussion of 2012 and stay afterward for a slice of Heaven pizza on us and a drink.
Drinks 5:30, 6pm start, Wednesday 21st November, The Film Archive, 88 Taranaki Street, Wellington, $5 koha appreciated.
It’s a risk casting anyone against type or what they’re known to do. But there’s one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who’s never done what you’re asking him to do. He’s hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself. – Sam Mendes
June 23, 2014
Congratulations to the six talented writers that have been chosen to take part in our first Writers’ Lab Aotearoa: Gillian Ashurst, Maile Daugherty, Nic Gorman, Kelly Kilgour, Miriam Smith, and Tusi Tamasese.... Read more
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February 1, 2015, Rawene
Is there a story from your community that you would like to tell through film but don’t know where to start? Come and join us for a free one-day workshop that will give you the tools you need to take stories from your community and tell them on screen. ... Read more
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). ... Read more