In Conversation with Robin Scholes

In Conversation with Robin Scholes

Posted Monday 24 Apr 2023

Robin Scholes (Once Were Warriors, Mister Pip) is one of New Zealand’s most experienced producers, pioneering a sustainable career in the screen industry. NZFC Board Member and Producer Sandra Kailahi will talk with Robin about her successful career as a creative collaborator and producer for some of Aotearoa’s most well-known filmmakers such as Lee Tamahori and Andrew Adamson. 

Some of the topics and questions they will explore are:

  • What is the key to developing a long-lasting creative relationship with a director?
  • How has Robin nurtured a sustainable career in what can sometimes be an unpredictable industry?
  • What is her process for deciding which projects to develop?
  • What is the most challenging thing about being a woman at the top of her producing game?
  • How can filmmakers create a sustainable business? 
  • What is next for Robin Scholes?

RSVP essential to

WIFT NZ members FREE, non-members $15 cash at the door (includes wine and nibbles).

Date: Wednesday 31 May 2023
Location: Click Studios, 525 Rosebank Rd, Avondale
Time: 6pm drinks for a 6:30pm start


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Saturday 25 May 2024

Producing Travel, Adventure and Food Shows with Jon Kroll

We are thrilled to announce this special intensive workshop with Emmy Award-winning TV producer Jon Kroll including two guest speakers, for our Wellington 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.

He will also be inviting guest speakers Tara Williams’, the Vice President of Production at Original Productions, and Alexander Ayling, a full-time award-winning filmmaker, content creator, Youtuber, and television host, to share their wealth of knowledge inside this seminar.

Make the most of this opportunity!

Date: Saturday, 25 May 

Time:  10am – 4pm

Venue: Massey University, Wellington

Cost: Members $20.  Non-members $40. Massey Students $10.

 Coffee, tea and biscuits provided.  Bring your own lunch.

Book Your Ticket Here.

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