Award-winning sports programme back for second season

Posted Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

Award-winning sports programme back for second season

Tune in to The Spinoff to see the second season of Scratched: Aotearoa's Lost Sporting Legends to check out more stories about New Zealand athletes whose incredible feats have been forgotten or have simply been underappreciated. The first season won Best Sports Programme at the 2020 NZ TV Awards, and we're proud highlight the WIFT members involved in both series: Kelly Chen, Amber Easby, Natalie Wilson and Madeleine Chapman.

Episode one tells the story of swimmer Meda McKenzie (above left) - one of New Zealand's greatest endurance athletes.

Other episodes feature revolutionary long jumper Tuariki Delamere (above right) and pioneering skateboarder Lee Ralph, triple-international Jane Te Hira, gymnast Angela Walker and weightlifting legend Precious McKenzie.

Click here to watch the series 2 trailer

Click here to watch the first episode

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Filmmakers, scriptwriters: you need to get on the Black List!

Filmmakers, scriptwriters: you need to get on the Black List!

Posted Wednesday 17 Feb 2021

The Black List is partnering with the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) for the Black List New Zealand Project (BLNZP), an initiative that will fund:

- Assessment of your feature film script by the Black List's assessors;

- Attendance at a virtual Workshop and Mentorship series designed and hosted by the Black List;

- NZFC Development Financing of up to NZ$25,000.

All submitted projects will receive two written assessments from the Black List.

The BLNZP has two stages.

  1. Assessment - the Black List will assess each submitted script against the assessment criteria in the guidelines.  A shortlist of 20 projects will then be assessed by the BLNZP Panel with six projects selected to move to the next stage.
  2. Workshop and Mentorship Series - the Black List will host the filmmakers from each of the six selected projects for a virtual workshop and mentorship series over the course of a month.

Click here for further information including criteria, guidelines and application cover sheet.

The deadline for submissions is 1pm on 19 March, 2021.

Selected final participants will be notified by 4 May, 2021 and the program will begin 31 May, 2021.