Script to Screen have announced a new sponsor, visual content company Thick As Thieves, who are funding this internship which supports emerging New Zealand talent.
The Scholarship will fly the winning applicant to New York and pay their living costs for three months while they work as an intern in Killer Films' development department.
Killer Films, led by producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, is at the forefront of independent American cinema and is responsible for a long list of successful films including Kids, Happiness and I'm Not There. Over the past two years, Killer has managed to produce 12 features despite a tough economic environment, including the recent Sundance hit Kill Your Darlings.
"Working at Killer Films and being in NYC taught me a great deal about the independent film industry in America, my time there really motivated me in my own work, it reminded me that to make indie films one must be extremely adaptable, be able to do pretty much everything, and persevere. And it taught me that to have any chance of creating an original film you must stay focused on your own point of view while also keeping an eye on what's being made and has been made already."