This week Script to Screen in association with Nga Aho Whakaari and the New Zealand Film Commission will run entry level workshops for screenwriters and those developing stories for the screen.  Screenwriter Nick Ward (Stickmen, Second-Hand Wedding, Outrageous Fortune) and playwright and NZFC development executive Hone Kouka will travel to Hamilton and to Rotorua with Script to Screen.

Great Characters make Great Stories: How to Write Unforgettable Characters with Nick Ward

Story is and always will be king. But what’s the use of having a good story if you populate it with lifeless characters? The difference between a good movie and a great movie is memorable characters. Nick Ward, the writer behind the lads from Stickmen the Rose family and friends from Second-Hand Wedding and characters such as Aurora and Aaron Spiller from Outrageous Fortune, will reveal his secrets for crafting characters that make your screenplay come alive. Entertaining and engaging, this is a workshop that will give you the tools and inspiration to take your writing to the next level.

Hamilton: 09.30 – 12.30, Friday 30 April, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Raroera Campus Library, 510 Te Rapa Road. Hosted by Arts Waikato. For more info or to register contact Waimihi Hotere: waimihi@artswaikato.org.nz or 021 841 862

Rotorua: 10.30-2.30, Sunday 2 May, Shambles Theatre, 8 Amohau St (behind/beside Pak’n Save). Hosted by The Magma Film Festival; Click here to register

Introduction to The NZ Film Commission, Screenwriting and Film Development with Hone Kouka

Part One: A brief intro to the NZ Film Commission and the NZ Filmmaking landscape.

  • will include an introduction to new NZFC initiatives, Escalator – Te Whakapiki & the NZ Film Commission writers’ development loan and pitfalls when applying to NZ Film Commission.

Part Two: Principles of screenwriting-for filmmakers/writers

  • principles of storytelling
  • reviewing / critiquing your screenplay

Part Three: The Film Development Process in New Zealand

  • writing a proposal for the NZFC – the process from proposal to funding;
  • what the NZFC can do for filmmakers if your proposal and film is successful

Hamilton: 1.30 – 4.30, Friday 30 April, Te Wananga O Aotearoa, Raroera Campus Library, 510 Te Rapa Road. Hosted by Arts Waikato. For more info or to register contact Waimihi: waimihi@artswaikato.org.nz or 021 841 862

Rotorua: 10.30-2.30, Saturday May 1, Shambles Theatre, 8 Amohau St (behind/beside Pak’n Save). Hosted by The Magma Film Festival; Click here to register


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