Calling all scriptwriters: applications are now open for the Masters in Scriptwriting course at the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington. Points to note: an undergraduate degree is not always necessary if the applicant has sufficient experience and relocation to Wellington is not always necessary either. In the last few years a number of writers commuted for two days a week from around the country. This is the Masters course Philippa Boyens (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) describes as "the best scriptwriting course on offer anywhere in the country".
Applications for this one-year course close 1 November 2019.
Check out The Big Idea's interview with Wellington based writer, Abi King-Jones, the 2019 recipient of Toi P?neke Arts Centre's Write Room Wellington Screenwriter's Residency. Now in the final weeks of the residency, Abi is working hard to bring her script Out of the Vaipe, the Deadwater to life.