In Conversation with Rachel Lang (WTN)

In Conversation with Rachel Lang (WTN)

Posted Thursday 22 Sep 2022

Come and learn from one of New Zealand's best screenwriters, showrunners and executive producers at this Wellington workshop. 

Rachel Lang MNZM, has co-created many of New Zealand's most successful television shows: Outrageous Fortune, The Almighty Johnsons, Mercy Peak, Nothing Trivial, Go Girls, Bad Mothers, and many more. She was the first New Zealand story editor, a writer and an executive producer for Shortland Street

Rachel will discuss writing and showrunning with producer and line producer Michelle Turner, and if her August workshop in Christchurch is anything to go by, you will not want to miss this one! 

Facilitator: Michelle Turner
As a producer and line producer, Michelle has worked in feature films, short films, television and documentaries including Stickmen, Bollywood Queen, Children of the Migration, Under the Vines, Dox, Wellington Paranormal.

The discussion will cover the following topics:

· What a showrunner does;

· How you get to be a showrunner;

· How Covid has changed the practicalities of writing for television;

· What the ingredients for a successful writers room are;

· Tips for creating ideas and how to market them.

Bring your questions and Rachel will do her best to answer them! 

WIFT members free; non members $15 cash; includes drinks and nibbles.

RSVP essential to

Date: Wednesday 26 Oct 2022
Location: The Forge, Block 1, College of Creative Arts, Massey University
Time: 6:00pm drinks for a 6:30pm start


Upcoming events...

Wednesday 03 Jul 2024

What can VFX and animation offer to live-action filmmakers?

WIFTNZ and DEGANZ have teamed up for this exciting Wellington workshop. Here's your chance to understand the transition from live action to animation or VFX. Demystifying the creative process, the art form and the terminology, this workshop will give you the information you need to expand your vision successfully!

Join for an illuminating evening with this talented group of panelists: Senior Lecturer Lala Rolls, Director Jo Luping, Director Loren Taylor and Director and Technical Artist, Raqi Syed.

  • Are you looking to include animation or VFX into your next project?
  • Do you want to save time and money by learning what you need to know beforehand?
  • Would you like to ask all your questions now, so you can be smart when the times comes?

This is a workshop for directors, producers, the production team, and anyone else who wishes to increase their knowledge!

Date: July 3

Time: 6 pm drinks, 6:30 pm start.

Venue: 129 Park Rd. Miramar.

WIFT NZ and DEGANZ members FREE, non-members $20, students $10, includes wine and nibbles.


Programme is brought to you with generous support from the NZ Film Commission and Foundation North.