The Book of the Film

April 27, 2010

Script to Screen, in association with the Auckland Writers & Readers Festival, presents a discussion on adaptation. How does a book become a film and what is the relationship of the original text to a screen version? How can a film honour the original material and how can a writer relinquish their work?

Writer / director  Vanessa Alexander talks to esteemed novelist Witi Ihimaera, producers John Barnett (Footrot Flats, Whale Rider, Sione’s Wedding) and Philippa Campbell (Rain, No. 2, Black Sheep) and playwright, screenwriter and director Toa Fraser (No. 2, Dean Spanley) about turning books into films from both sides of the creative equation.

1-2pm, Saturday 15 May, The Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre, Auckland, free public event


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