Nature of the Subsidy

April 7, 2010

In a recent discussion paper prepared for Maori Broadcasting funder Te Mangai Paho, Larry Parr (Producer, Head of Television TMP) examines the value for the NZ taxpayer in subsidising the film and television industry, and raises the question of whether or not the taxpayer should retain ownership of New Zealand screening rights and have free access to all work produced on NZ taxpayer funds.  The scope of Larry’s argument extends to the NZFC and New Zealand on Air.

Script to Screen invites you to join MC Simon Marler (E.D. Script to Screen) in a discussion of this radical concept with the paper’s author, Larry Parr, producer Dave Gibson and Executive Director of Nga Aho Whakaari, Pita Turei.

Click here to download the Nature of the Subsidy discussion paper

7pm drinks, 7.30 start, Wednesday 21 April, New Zealand Film Archive, 84 Taranaki Street, Wellington, $5 koha appreciated


Participants Announced for Aotearoa Short Film Lab

March 15, 2018

Script to Screen and Show Me Shorts Film Festival have announced the eight screenwriters who have been selected to participate in the 2018 Aotearoa Short Film Lab, a prestigious hothouse mentoring scheme for screenwriters and aspiring screenwriters. The Lab offers participants the opportunity to develop their short film concepts and scripts with the guidance and advice of experienced industry mentors during a full-day immersive workshop.... Read more



March 8, 2018

Script to Screen is delighted to launch a brand new pilot programme to develop distinctive writing talent in television drama, EPISODIC LAB AOTEAROA. Selected writers and/or teams will workshop their concepts with television writer advisors from NZ and beyond, and will receive follow up mentoring and support including introductions to executives from production houses, television platforms and funders. Thank you to NZ On Air, Lightbox, NZ Film Commission and Images & Sound for making this possible.... Read more


2016 Auckland Central Short Film Workshop‏

May 28, 2016 - May 29, 2016, AUCKLAND

Script to Screen presents the 2016 Auckland Central Short Film Workshop – a two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film. ... Read more