Whether it’s via co-production, selling content, or promoting our talent, are we making the most of being neighbours with Australia? After all, at our doorstep lies a thriving industry, and a much larger audience.
In 2015, over 1.4 million Australians tuned in each week across five capital cities to watch drama series 800 WORDS. It is the first show of its kind – a TV series created and shot in NZ for an Australia network. A co-production between NZ’s South Pacific Pictures and Australia’s Seven Productions, the show was commissioned for prime time on Seven Network where it shot to number one viewing for Australian households. The first season has just picked up four Logie nominations (incl Most Outstanding Drama Series) and the second season is currently in production.
Join us to hear the show’s co-creators James Griffin and Maxine Fleming, and producer Kelly Martin (CEO, South Pacific Pictures) talk to Irene Gardener about the conception of the show, what was learnt through the writing process and the experience of making a show for one of Australia’s biggest networks.
Come early for a drink and stay afterwards for a slice of pizza on us.
Tues 19th April, The Classic, 321 Queen Street, 7pm drinks, 7:30-8:30pm talk. $5 koha appreciated.
We’re also delighted to welcome NZ on Air on board as a supporter of the Writers’ Room. Thanks NZ on Air!
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