Screen Director's Guild NZ - Events

Posted Tuesday 19 Feb 2013

1)VFX Masterclass

Auckland and Wellington, Saturday March 9 2013

Learn conceptual elements of VFX, how to have a clear directors vision when planning and working with VFX, basic VFX rules and techinical requirements, and how to work with your VFX team. All experience levels welcome

2) Editing Masterclass

With Annie Collins, Auckland: Saturday March 23 - Sunday March 24

With John Gilber, Wellington:  Saturday 6 April - Sunday 7 April

In this two day workshop, professionals will guide the group through practical narrative editing skills using examples of material from a feature film.

3) What Do Kids Want From TV? Half-Day Seminar

With internationally renowned researcher in children and media Dr Maya Goetz (Head of the International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television).

Auckland: Tuesday 5th March, 1-5pm,

St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St

Wellington: Thursday 7th March, 12:30-4:30pm,

NZ Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St

Registration: Seminar costs $25. Click here to register online via paypal.

If you would like to arrange an alternative method of payment or have any questions please contact Eloise -

4) NZ Children's Screen Trust Public Forum

Join us after the seminar for a lively panel discussion on children's media in a NZ context.  A panel of New Zealand content creators join Dr Maya Goetz to discuss the issues followed by a public Q&A.

Auckland: Tuesday 5th March, 5.30 -7pm,

St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont St

Wellington: Thursday 7th March, 5.30 - 7pm

NZ Film Archive, 84 Taranaki St


Registration: This forum is free and all are welcome.

Please join us afterwards for a drink (a small charge per glass).

Next Up...

Following the Lead - Script to Screen presents first Writers Room for the year.

Posted Tuesday 19 Feb 2013

When:  Tuesday 26 February, drinks 7pm, for 7.30pm start

Where:  The Classic, 321 Queen Street, Auckland

$5 koha appreciated.


2013 brings us three new TV series - all of which have developed their story and script around their lead actors. We will explore developing stories for a particular actor.

Agent Anna (TVNZ) starring Robyn Malcom,  The Blue Rose (TV3) starring Siobhan Marshall and Antonia Prebble both premiered on television this month, and later this year new series  Harry (TV3) will hit the small screen, starring Sam Neill and Oscar Kightley.

Join actor  Robyn Malcom (Agent Anna), writer/producer  Rachel Lang (The Blue Rose) and producer  Steven O'Meagher (Harry) as they look at all sides of the process when developing characters for specific actors.