Posted Monday 16 Feb 2015
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FILMUP SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT 2015!
DEADLINE: 5PM, MONDAY 9TH MARCH 2015
Following on from a successful inaugural year, STS are delighted to call for applications for FilmUp Script Development, a dynamic multi-faceted programme that significantly up-skills producers and script editors who want to hone their skills in story development.
They warmly welcome back renowned story consultant and acting/directing coach Brita McVeigh who will helm the programme, providing engaged one-on-one coaching.
She's a genuine collaborator. Every project is different and Brita's skill is that she knows how to find the weak spots and strengthen them. She knows how to work closely on the script with the writer/director, or in rehearsal with the cast, to enhance the vision - that's how she worked with Taika on 'Boy'. - Ainsley Gardiner
The programme is built on the understanding that story knowledge in itself is simply not enough. Practitioners who excel in script development possess skills that are harder to come across, and it is these skills that enable a robust development process that strengthens the project.
For this reason, they deliver an exciting practice-based programme that will support New Zealand producers and script developers, help identify and strengthen their individual process, and at the same time ensure that this process yields results.
One-on-one coaching that supports the development of a feature project will sit at the heart of programme and be supplemented with facilitated group work, round tables with esteemed filmmakers, and a one-day intensive with a renowned Australian script editor.
It's a rare and precious thing to have someone to discuss my work with as I'm doing it and I feel like the mentorship has not only accelerated my learning but also profoundly deepened it. - Julie Alp, 2014 Script Development participant.
FilmUp 2015 is made possible with financial assistance from the New Zealand Film Commission.