For our February’s Writer’s Room, kiwi-born producer Helen Bowden (Matchbox Pictures) talked to producer Philippa Campbell (Top of the Lake, Rain) about her experience developing high-end television drama in Australia, the development process from genesis to production, and how to find and make a story that will work both for the local network and for the international market.

Special thanks to Images & Sound and White Studios for their assistance in making this video possible.


Participants Announced for Aotearoa Short Film Lab

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



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

Story Camp Aotearoa

Story Camp Aotearoa is an intensive five-day residential workshop for writers of feature films, designed to identify and foster distinctive voice. ... Read more