Life on the Road: Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

Life on the Road: Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

We have an exciting update to add to this workshop! Jon Kroll will be invitng in two experienced contributors to join via zoom: Alexander Ayling, a full-time award-winning filmmaker, content creator, Youtuber, and television host, and Tara Williams, VP of Production for Original Productions. 

We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll for our Christchurch members!

In this one-day seminar, producer Jon Kroll will take you on a deep dive into the world of international factual production. Jon has worked in more than 70 countries on shows like the Emmy-winning “Amazing Race,” “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted,” “Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins,” “Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper” and “Appetite for Adventure with Moe Cason.” While making these shows can be both fun and rewarding, the execution of them involves unique challenges, including language barriers, currency fluctuations, permitting, equipment carnets, unpredictable weather, insurance, diseases, safety, casting, scouting and travel delays. He’ll take you on a journey from the first network country pitch to the final sound mix, and by the end you’ll be ready to take on the world.

In 2023 Jon delivered two acclaimed sold-out workshops for WIFT in Wellington and Auckland.  Now for the first time he comes to Christchurch.  Make the most of this opportunity – he is a great speaker!

Date: Saturday 9 March

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: Toi Auaha Rolleston House, 5 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch Central City

Cost: Members $20.  Non-members $40.  Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.  Bring your own lunch.


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Date: 09 Mar 2024
Location: Christchurch, Venue: TBC
Time: 10 am - 4pm



Posted Tuesday 05 Mar 2024

In partnership with Script to Screen we are hosting a panel discussion in Wellington on Monday 18th March 2024: WORKING WITH CANADA: MEET THE EXPERTS

Three Canadian guests with diverse backgrounds and experiences will discuss international co-productions and industry trends in Canada. The shared concerns, values, and history of New Zealand and Canada make them an ideal country to partner with and partnering is a great way to fully finance your projects. 

Fraser Ash has worked with renowned creatives on complex film and TV productions, Alain Strati has industry knowledge from his policy and government relations work at the Canadian Media Producers Association, and Paula Devonshire, a member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation, brings unique values from her work in the Canadian screen industry.   

Entertainment Lawyer Sarah Cull will moderate the discussion. 

You must book to reserve your seat. Click here.

$5.75 + GST + Booking Fee

This Script to Screen TALKS is made possible thanks to generous support from New Zealand Film Commission, White Studios and WIFT.

Date: 18 Mar 2024
Location: Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity, 65 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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