Posted Wednesday 18 Aug 2021
Kelly Martin spent the first 20 years of her career working across both TVNZ and Mediaworks, and rose through the network ranks from photocopying to international acquisitions, before she became Director of Programming at Mediaworks where she oversaw local drama successes like Outrageous Fortune, and comedy hits bro’Town and 7 Days.
Kelly joined South Pacific Pictures in 2012 and has worked as an Executive Producer on TV2’s top-rating soap Shortland Street, and on a run of shows, including Westside, The Almighty Johnsons, The Brokenwood Mysteries, 800 Words, Mean Mums, Educators, In Dark Places, The Bad Seed and The Sounds.
Kelly recently produced her first feature film This Town – which was released during COVID in 2020, but still managed to be number one at the NZ box office for several weeks.
In this conversation Kelly will share her learnings and experiences along the way – from how she progressed her career, to what makes a great pitch, to how to deal constructively with the broadcasters, to tips on making your first feature film.
Kelly will be interviewed by Tauranga-based screenwriter and journalist, Emma Power.
Date: Thursday 19 August
Time: 5.30pm networking for 6pm start
Venue: The Tauranga Club, Level 5, Devonport Towers 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Members and non-members free for our first event! Nibbles will be supplied. Cash bar. All genders welcome!
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Date: Thursday 19 Aug 2021
Location: The Tauranga Club, Level 5, Devonport Towers 72 Devonport Rd, Tauranga
Time: 5:30 networking for 6pm start