'What is the world watching?'

Posted Saturday 06 Jun 2015

If you missed out on Script to Screen's Writers' Room session, you live outside of Auckland or you just want to listen again - don't forget that most of their sessions are recorded and made available on their  website.

What is the World Watching? features three international guests bought to NZ by WIFT for our 2014 Co-production Summit for established producers.  If you weren't able to get to the Script to Screen session, here is your opportunity to catch up and benefit from their knowledge and experience.

WIFT NZ and Script to Screen present a special discussion with Matt Baker (Director of Acquisitions at HanWay Films), Carole Sheridan (producer, founder of Singer Films, and former Exec. Producer Scottish Screen) and Joe Oppenheimer (Commissioning Editor at BBC Films). Join us to hear from these esteemed internationals as they talk to NZ producer and lecturer in screen (AUT) Christina Milligan about the films that are capturing their attention right now, and why.

Watch this video here.

They have released three other videos from 2014 and 2015, with more to come shortly! See below for details.

Thank you to Script to Screen for facilitating this opportunity and thanks to Images & Sound and White Studios for making these videos possible.

1) Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement met with Cliff Curtis at Q Theatre in Auckland, to discuss co-writing, co-directing and starring in their latest and closest collaboration WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS.


Watch the highlights video here.

2) Award-winning Australian showrunnner, writer and director, Tony Ayres talks to NZ Screenwriter Fiona Samuel about his career as a creative dynamo, and his involvement at the helm of some of the most critically and commercially successful high-end television to come out of Australia, including critically acclaimed THE SLAP.

Watch the video here.

3) NZ producers Tim Riley (Turbo Kid), Tom Hern (The Dark Horse) and Paula Jones (Hip Hop-eration) join us for the first Writers’ Room of 2015 to discuss getting the best exposure you can at a film festival.

Watch this video here.

(Note: the audio buzz subsides after about 5 minutes!)