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
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