The Writer’s Room

The Writer's Room is Script to Screen's one-hour discussion event that features a line up of top New Zealand and international filmmakers talking about their craft.

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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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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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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Debut Synergy: Housebound


Join us for a special NZ International Film Festival Writers' Room with Housebound's writer, director and editor Gerard Johnstone and producer Luke Sharpe as they delve into the challenges of writing and making of this stellar debut feature... Read more
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In Conversation with David Seidler

calendar EVENT: 6 JULY 2014, AUT, AUCKLAND, 4-5PM

Script to Screen and the NZ Writers' Guild are proud to present screenwriter Fiona Samuel in conversation with Academy-award winning screenwriter David Seidler (The King's Speech).... Read more
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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