Hear Wellington Write Room scriptwriters talk about their craft

Posted Wednesday 16 Sep 2020

Write Room

Scriptwriters, join Stella Reid (BURBS, Second Unit), Abi King Jones (The Fifth Eye, Operation 8, Hot Air) and mentor and film producer Vicky Pope (Savage, Gardening with Soul, Two Little Boys) in a discussion about scriptwriting in relation to The Write Room Wellington scriptwriting residency. Stella is the 2020 Write Room resident and Abi was Resident last year.

When: 6pm-7:30pm, 23 September

Where: The Hub, Toi Poneke Arts Centre � 61 - 69 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

The Write Room Wellington Screenwriter's Residency is a partnership initiative set up in 2018 by Toi P?neke Arts Centre, Rob Sarkies (Scarfies, Out of the Blue, Consent) and Vicky Pope. It recognises the challenges for New Zealand screenwriters to create space in their lives to write and find a place to do their work.


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NZOA funding factual, scripted and development funding news

Posted Wednesday 16 Sep 2020

The December round is for production applications intended to appeal to general audiences. This is the third funding round of the financial year - there have already been two significant rounds for general and targeted audiences. NZOA says these first two rounds alone will likely see 72% of the Factual and around 77% of the Scripted budgets committed.

December funding round priorities:


The Factual applications prioritised in this round include Quality Journalism, Premier Stories and Many Perspectives. Click here to see Factual Roadmap for further detail on these funding streams.

Within these streams NZOA has notionally allocated the following funding against these genres:

Current Affairs - $3m
Events - $300,000
Documentary/Information - $2m


The Scripted applications prioritised in this round include Premier content and Sustainable production. Click here to see Scripted Roadmap for further detail on these funding streams.

Within these streams NZOA has notionally allocated the following funding against:

Premier Drama - $2.5 - 3m
Children's Drama - $1 - 1.5m


To this round NZOA is accepting applications to all three strands of the Industry Development Fund: Professional Development, National Conferences and National Awards. Click here to see the Development Roadmap for more information.

NZOA says it is also accepting content development applications. Applications with platform support are open. Diverse Development applications (projects without platform support) are not being considered in this round as the funding for these was fully allocated in the July round.

Important dates

15 October 2020, 4pm - Application deadline. Round closes.

2 December 2020 - Applicants notified. This date may be extended at NZOA's sole discretion.