WiFT member picks up script award

Posted Tuesday 23 Apr 2013

Congratulations to April Phillips of Wellington, who has won a feature film script assessment for As Seen on TV. The award, which comes through the NZ Writer's Guild script reader service is valued at $368. April is thrilled and is looking forward to seeing her script advance further. The treatment competition is organised to reflect the importance of well-written short documents to support feature film scripts, particularly when applying for funding. NZWG's next competition will be the 'Unproduced Feature Film Script', and further details and a call for entries will go out Monday 20 May, with entries due by Friday 21 June. The winner is announced at the annual SWANZ awards, and receives $500 in prize money.

April's talents don't stop at writing winning scripts. She has just acted in a short film she wrote, Letter For Hope. The film was shot in Wellington over March/April and directed by fellow WIFT member, Raquel Roderick.  It was executive produced by Cas'n'Ova Productions and co-produced by Treetop Productions and Godiva Productions Limited.  It is now in post production.  See here for more information www.letterforhope.com and keep an eye on the WIFT website for screening times and locations once it's a wrap.

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Our valued supporter - Heritage Hotels

Posted Tuesday 23 Apr 2013

The Heritage hotel group is one of WIFT's valued supporters. Members receive discounts at Heritage hotels and if you are in Queenstown filming (or skiing) over the next few months, please consider them for your accommodation.

Heritage Queenstown has undergone a spectacular transformation with an extensive refurbishment of all hotel rooms. With new furniture, wall coverings, art and an entertainment system, they have taken refinement and luxury to new levels. Their Lakeview and Forest View rooms are ready for you to soak in all the comforts Heritage Queenstown has to offer! Why not treat yourselves (or Mum for Mother's Day?) to a special night by purchasing one of their gift vouchers.