Writers' Lab Aotearoa - Closes Soon!

Posted Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

Applications close 5pm, Monday 28th April for Script to Screen's Writers' Lab Aotearoa - a five day intensive lab where selected writers workshop their feature scripts under the guidance of renowned international and local mentors.

The Lab will be held over the 1st-6th of July 2014 on Waiheke Island.

In addition to the lab, Script to Screen will provide support to participants in the following 12-month period. This could entail a read through with actors and a dramaturge or additional script development, depending on the needs of the project.

Screenwriter and longstanding Sundance script advisor  Michael Goldenberg (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Contact) will join us at the July lab with more mentors to be announced in the coming months.

To be considered for selection you must have a draft of a feature film script that is at a stage where intensive workshopping will be beneficial. Only one project may be submitted for consideration from each writer. Co-writing teams are eligible. The feature must currently be under development (with or without the NZFC or producer commitment).

Full application information here

Please direct any questions to ben@script-to-screen.co.nz or call the office on 09 360 5400.

The Writers' Lab Aotearoa is brought to you with support from the  New Zealand Writers Guild and financial assistance from  New Zealand Film Commission.

Next Up...

Script to Screen - April Auckland Event

Posted Tuesday 22 Apr 2014

What does good development look like?

Tuesday 29 APRIL, 2014, *new venue* ACADEMY CINEMA

Join other professionals this month at the Academy Cinema for an in-depth discussion on what makes effective feature film development. How do you know if a development process is making a project stronger, and what do you do if it's not? Unique voice is prized, yet are you taking the creative risks necessary to craft work that stands out?

STS brinsg together a panel to share their views formed over a range of projects and development cultures.

Join development executive Emily Anderton, US writer/director Jake Mahaffy, producer Philippa Campbell and story consultant Brita McVeigh as they talk to editor Cushla Dillon about the development process, and whether or not we are truly fostering creativity.

Stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on (on STS) and a drink.

Tues 29 April, 7pm drinks, 7:30-8:30 talk, *Academy Cinema, Central Library Building, 44 Lorne Street, Auckland.

*Change of venue this month due to the Comedy Festival