Even the darkest drama is leavened by lighter or comic moments. But for the writer or director crafting drama for television or film it can be hard to find these moments – and even harder to successfully pull them off.

Writers James Griffin (Sione’s Wedding, Outrageous Fortune, Diplomatic Immunity) and Paula Boock (The Insiders Guide, Until Proven Innocent, Time Trackers) and director Jonathan Brough (The Insiders Guide, Outrageous Fortune, Legend of the Seeker) will talk to writer and current Shortland Street producer Steven Zanoski about achieving comedy and irony in dramatic work from both a writing and directing perspective.

Auckland
Tuesday May 26, 7pm drinks, 7.30start, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, $5 koha


EVENT

The Road Less Travelled with Kath Shelper

June 7, 2018 - June 7, 2018, Auckland

We are excited to bring you award winning Australian producer, Kath Shelper (SAMSON AND DELILAH,TENDER, BLACK COMEDY) in conversation with Philippa Campbell (TOP OF THE LAKE) about how she has shepherded projects for the screen through unconventional paths, enabling talented writers and directors to find their voice & their audience.... Read more

NEWS

EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA: 2018 APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED

March 28, 2018

EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA is our brand new pilot programme and is an initiative designed to develop distinctive NZ writing talent in television drama. Up to 8 writers and/or teams will be awarded a place in the immersive lab where they will workshop their concepts with experienced television writers from NZ, Australia and beyond.... Read more