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: email@example.com or 021 841 862
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 841 862
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
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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
July 10, 2016
Script to Screen launches Story Camp, a feature film project workshop where each selected writer or writing team will have a rigorous five-day residential experience tailored specifically to meet the development needs of their feature film project. ... Read more