Apply now for Unscripted: Screen Accelerator Project

Posted Tuesday 17 May 2022

Apply now for Unscripted: Screen Accelerator Project

Documentary makers, you will want to be in on this one! Lane Street Studios and Wellington Creative are running the Unscripted: Screen Accelerator Project, a five-week programme led by Emmy-winning producer and educator, Jon Kroll. This project is aimed at screen industry practitioners who have ideas they want to develop for an unscripted/formatted or documentary series.

Jon, and a line-up of guest speakers, will work with participants to develop unscripted television shows targeted for US buyers, with a US audience in mind. 
Participants will be encouraged to develop projects that can be produced in and around Wellington, using local talent and resources. Each participant will have the opportunity to pitch their project to active television production companies who are looking for new and exciting content. 

Participation in this project is free of charge.

Jon Kroll is an Emmy-winning producer and educator. He has overseen many of television’s top unscripted shows, most recently Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted for National Geographic and Disney+. In addition to producing such shows as The Amazing Race and Big Brother, he spent four years as the Executive Vice President of Original Programming for New Line Television.

He has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts for fifteen years and is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


Workshop Dates: 11th June - 2nd July 2022

Saturdays: 10am - 2pm

Pitching Dates: Between 9th July - 10th July 2022

Project sessions will be held at Lane Street Studios, 32 Lane Street, Upper Hutt 5018

Click here to register and for more information