The A-Z of screen publicity

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

The A-Z of screen publicity

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).


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NZFC appoints Littlejohn senior investment exec

NZFC appoints Littlejohn senior investment exec

Posted Tuesday 13 Apr 2021

Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) has announced appointments to four roles in the Development and Production team headed by Leanne Saunders.

Two of the roles are in the investment area, where Angela Littlejohn will take up the role of Senior Investment Executive on 12 April and Olivier Leroy will move into the role of Investment Executive in May.  The other appointments are WIFT NZ member Christina Andreef who will remain in the role of Development Executive, and Joel Rudolph who will take up the existing role of Department Co-ordinator.