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


TALKS Series at the NZ International Film Festival in Auckland

July 23, 2017 - August 6, 2017, Wintergarden at The Civic Theatre and ASB Waterfront Theatre

Script to Screen is thrilled to partner with the NZ International Film Festival to present a series of TALKS with the filmmakers behind: MY YEAR WITH HELEN, MOUNTAIN, WARU and GOD'S OWN COUNTRY. ... Read more


2015 Short Film Lab

November 7, 2015 - November 7, 2015, Auckland

Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are now calling for applications for the 2015 Short Film Lab. Six writers will be selected to workshop their short film ideas or scripts during the full-day lab this November... Read more