Script To Screen Film Up applications open

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Script To Screen Film Up applications open

Build momentum in your career and push yourself to your full potential!

The FilmUp Mentorship programme returns for its ninth year to support and empower up to eight tenacious and talented filmmakers to reach the next stage in their creative careers. If you are developing a feature film or documentary this programme could be just what you need to progress your work to the next stage.

A mentor for each filmmaker forms the cornerstone of the programme, along with six FilmUp Hub days when the participants come together for group work.

Applicants must have a feature project in development, and be able to demonstrate that their project and career are at the right stage for mentorship and wrap-around support.

Successful applicants will take part in 20 hours of mentorship with an experienced film practitioner over an eight-month period and six FilmUp hubs spread between August 2021 and February 2022. These hubs are tailored to meet the needs of the selected filmmakers and include workshops, peer discussions and round tables with industry leaders. 

Throughout the programme there is wrap-around support from Script to Screen.

To apply you need to be working on a feature film or documentary.

Click here to apply 

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The A-Z of screen publicity

The A-Z of screen publicity

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Script To Screen has extended the cut-off date for expressions of interest to its programme The A-to-Z of Screen Publicity.

You now have until 4pm on Friday 16 April to get them in.

There are only 35 places so we encourage only those with, or looking for, careers in publicity to apply.

Here’s more about the programme:

The A-to-Z of Screen Publicity comprises a two-day workshop, and six on-the-job training placements with mentorships. It aims to build the capability of NZ’s screen storytellers to reach and engage with audiences in a rapidly changing media environment.  It’s run by Script to Screen in partnership with the Aotearoa Screen Publicists Collective (ASPC) – a new organisation being set up alongside this programme.

A plan of the workshop is available here.

If you are a producer, writer, director, showrunner, aspiring publicist or similar who would like to attend this workshop please fill out this form to send your expression of interest.

The ASPC has identified a need to increase the diversity of screen publicists in Aotearoa and therefore priority access for aspiring publicists who submit expressions of interest will be given to people from diverse backgrounds.

The goals of the programme are:

-To better enable New Zealanders to find, and watch more local content;

-To strengthen capability of emerging and established showrunners, writers, producers and directors;

-To encourage collaboration between creators and publicist

-To increase the capacity, number and incomes of our screen publicists so that we can better reflect New Zealand’s unique cultures, reach the right audiences, and better service international productions;

-To ensure our local content has the international-standard assets it needs when it sells (recognising that those sales can happen long before the production is completed).