Six Writers chosen for Writers' Lab Aotearoa!

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

And of course some of them are WIFT members! So congratulations to Gillian Ashurst and Miriam Smith  (and to Script to Screen for this exciting initiative).

The six talented writers that have been chosen to take part in the first Writers' Lab Aotearoa are: Gillian Ashurst, Maile Daugherty, Nic Gorman, Kelly Kilgour, Miriam Smith, and Tusi Tamasese. 

These writers will undergo intensive workshopping of their feature projects over the course of a five-day residential lab on Waiheke Island at the beginning of July. Mentorship will come from prestigious international and local professionals: US screenwriters Michael Goldenberg and David Seidler as well as an exciting line-up of kiwis soon to be announced.

Script to Screen received 55 applications from writers and writing teams. A selection panel of industry practitioners read these blind in order to create a shortlist of twelve.

The Writers' Lab Aotearoa is brought to you with the support of the NZ Writers Guild with financial assistance from the NZ Film Commission.

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Food for Thought Needs Your Support

Posted Friday 30 May 2014

WIFT member Robin Murphy has been working on a project (with her mum) called Food For Thought. This project has a strong emphasis on women telling women's stories, with age not being a barrier, which she thinks members would be interested in it.....

Here's the link to the crowd funding site:

And to their facebook page which is building up plenty of news and stories around the project:

They've managed to reach 20 % of their target, just 4 days into the 60 day campaign, but they've still got a way to go....

You can contact Robin at the addresses below if you would like to know more!


Food for Thought