Posted Thursday 26 Oct 2023
We're delighted to present you with this special intensive workshop from Emmy Award-winning television producer and WIFT NZ member, Jon Kroll.
From Reel to Real: Transforming Documentaries into Successful TV Shows
Have you spent the past four years of your life scraping together cash from grants, government incentives and the local dentist in an effort to complete your long-suffering feature doc… only to wonder, “what’s next?”
Or has the competition for public funds and the foundering economy conspired to keep cameras from rolling at all on your passion project?
Is there another way to, you know, actually make a living by telling the stories you want to tell?
That’s what this one-day seminar is all about. We’ll spend the day discussing how to transform your cash-bleeding documentary feature into a profitable television venture.
Join Jon as we take a deep dive into the television marketplace and give you valuable tools that can help transform your money pit into a cash cow… or at least from a credit card drain into a respectable contributor to the household.
Presenter Jon Kroll
Jon Kroll has produced TV shows for more than 30 years, including The Amazing Race, for which he was honoured with a Primetime Emmy Award. He is currently Executive Producer of NatGeo’s enduring hit, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, which he has run since its inception.
He also is Executive Producer of NatGeo’s Never Say Never with Jeff Jenkins and Extraordinary Birder with Christian Cooper for NatGeoWild. Kroll’s other projects include the award-winning feature documentary, From Hell to Hollywood, which won the Audience Award at Kansas City Film Fest International; Pink Collar Crimes for CBS; two seasons of American Grit for Fox starring WWE superstar John Cena; three seasons of Big Brother for CBS; and the controversial UPN series, Amish in the City, which critics hailed as “One of the best new reality series of the year.”
He has also directed three movies, written multiple graphic novels and built a Hello Kitty theme park. Originally from Northern California, Kroll was raised on a Mendocino County commune without television or electricity. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand.
Date: Sunday 26 November 2023
Venue: Taia Studios, 4 Bay Rd, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Cost: Members $20, non-members $40.
Tea/ coffee and nibbles provided.
BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH.
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Date: Sunday 26 Nov 2023
Location: Taia Studios, 4 Bay Rd, Kilbirnie, Wellington
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm