BSS Just Got Better

Posted Tuesday 15 Sep 2015

Jane Campion and Liz Watts to speak at this year's Big Screen Symposium

Yes there are some top women lined up for BSS this year along with a compelling line up of international and local speakers. Among the first speakers announced are NZ director Jane Campion (TOP OF THE LAKE, THE PIANO), and Australian producer Liz Watts (LORE, ANIMAL KINGDOM), with many more women from the international and local industries to be announced soon. WIFT will have details of who they are and what they will be talking about as soon as they come to hand so keep an eye on our website and of course your fortnigtly E News.

Liz Watts (AUS) to give masterclass for producers

Liz Watts has produced some of the most successful Australian films of the last 10 years, including ANIMAL KINGDOM and THE ROVER (David Mich�d) and LORE (Cate Shortland).

Liz will present a masterclass for producers at this year's symposium that is focused around identifying new and exciting talent, and supporting and retaining these important relationships across multiple works.

Full biography available on our website.


Jane Campion to deliver masterclass - Applications now open

Last week we announced that leading female director Jane Campion will be speaking at this year's Symposium. In addition to this conversation, Jane will be holding an intimate masterclass for selected New Zealand directors, where they can ask their own burning questions and apply Jane's wisdom directly to their own work.

Full information is available on our website.

This year's symposium takes place on 10/11 October 2015, at the University of Auckland Business School, and speakers are encouraged to address the theme 'Strengthening Our Collaborative Spirit.'

Other speakers include US producer Jon Landau (AVATAR, TITANIC), Chilean filmmaker Sebasti�n Silva (CRYSTAL FAIRY, THE MAID), NZ screenwriter Anthony McCarten (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING), with many more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets are on sale now - go to for more details.