Workshop to foster youthful writing/acting talent

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2020

Workshop to foster youthful writing/acting talent

Script to Screen, in partnership with Northland Youth Theatre, presents a free four-day film workshop in the July school holidays for 15 - 23 year olds. The workshop is aimed at helping young participants develop skills in crafting a story idea, writing a script and acting. On days one and two, they'll hear from writer/director Michael Bennett (In Dark Places, Matariki) about finding a story, crafting it so it's compelling on screen, and writing a scene. On days three and four, actor Laurel Devenie (Shortland Street), will lead an acting workshop, using the scenes that were written earlier in the week. Each participant will get a chance to act in a scene. On the last day, scenes will be recorded, watched as a group and discussed.

When: from 9am - 2pm, Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 July, 2020

Where: Northland Youth Theatre, 86 Bank St, Whangarei 

The workshop is free but you'll need to register as places are limited.

Click here for more information and to register

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Looking for a subject for your next documentary?

Looking for a subject for your next documentary?

Posted Tuesday 23 Jun 2020

The Women's Institute is celebrating its centenary in 2021, and the Centennial Committee is certain that the WI founder, Anna Elizabeth Jerome Spencer (Bessie to her friends), would make a fabulous documentary subject. Spencer, who had a university education (unusual for a lady in the early 1900s) paid for own voyage to England to help Kiwi soldiers during World War One and while there, discovered the WI. She thought the skills being taught and the sisterly support would be wonderful for women back in New Zealand.

Find more on Bessie Spencer here

To contact the WI Centennial Committee email Gillian Futcher at agfutcher@gmail.com.

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From left: Frank Spencer, Amy Hutchinson and Bessie Spencer