Presented by Kids on Screen and Script to Screen.

“Writing and directing for young audiences has been one of the most challenging, yet gratifying facets of my career. Not only are young audiences today far more savvy in terms of story, but they have a vast plethora of content options to choose from. This is what makes it so rewarding when you get it right.” – Tony Ayres.

Award-winning showrunner, writer and director Tony Ayres will share his expertise and insights on creating compelling and relatable screen drama for young people. Whether you’re writing drama specifically for a young audience or want to develop children and teen characters in your drama, this is an essential session to attend.

This intensive seminar will explore developing ideas into stories and making them relatable to different age groups – from writing authentic characters, to powerful, relevant themes, and crafting compelling drama that hooks the audience.

Tony is currently working on the second season of Australia’s teen drama Nowhere Boys. Series 1 of this award-winning drama series has just been nominated for an Emmy and has won an AACTA, Logie, and a Prix Jeunesse International 2014 Award.

Where: St Columba Centre, 40 Vermont Street, Ponsonby.

When: Saturday November 1st, 9.15 for 9.30 start, 12.30pm finish.

Tickets: $15 concession, $20 full price*

This seminar is brought to you with financial support from the NZ Film Commission.

Tony Ayres is an award-winning showrunner, writer and director in television and feature films. He is also one of the founding members of Matchbox Pictures. He is the creator of award-winning TV series Nowhere Boys, and showrunner and director of The Slap. He is currently the executive producer for the upcoming series Glitch for the ABC, Nowhere Boys Series 2 for ABC3 and The Family Law for SBS, and recently executive-produced on the series Old School for the ABC and The Devil’s Playground for Foxtel. His feature films include Teddy Award-winner Walking on Water, The Home Song Stories, and most recently Cut Snake.

* concessions available for industry guild members, students, and senior citizens with identification.


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