Hunt for the Wilderpeople producers share their experiences
For so many in the filmmaking team, work is done when the picture is locked. But the producer’s race to get the film an audience has only just begun.
Producers Leanne Saunders and Carthew Neal return from Sundance, where their film HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (Taika Waititi) and Carthew’s doco TICKLED (David Farrier) both pushed through obstacles to achieve coveted outcomes: successful premieres, great reviews and strong sales. HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE sold North American distribution rights to The Orchard for just under $2million, while TICKLED sold North American and world theatrical rights (ex. Aus/NZ) to Magnolia, and US TV rights to HBO. Similarly Leanne Saunders’ 2015 hit dance film BORN TO DANCE sold to 9 territories including to US distributor FilmBuff after a Toronto premiere and an appearance at Berlinale.
Join us to hear Carthew and Leanne talk about positioning their films from conception through to release. From taking the project to market, getting the right sales agents on board at the right time, to selling the film, come and hear what they’ve learnt along the way.
Thursday 21st April, 141 Park Rd, Miramar, Wellington. Doors open at 5.45pm. Please be on time for a 6pm start. Talk 6-7pm. $10 koha appreciated – includes a drink at the Roxy Cinema afterwards.
October 10, 2015 - October 11, 2015, Auckland
This year's symposium takes place on 10/11 October 2015, at the University of Auckland Business School.... Read more
Award-winning Australian showrunnner, writer and director, Tony Ayres talks to NZ Screenwriter Fiona Samuel about his career as a creative... Read more
February 23, 2016, AUCKLAND
Hear Benjamin Illos talk to NZ writer/director Max Currie as they go behind the scenes at Cannes, exploring what goes into shaping the one of the world’s most prestigious festival sections.... Read more
November 18, 2015 - November 19, 2015, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, WELLINGTON
Writers Briar Grace-Smith, Max Currie, and Emily Perkins talk to screenwriter and playwright Ken Duncum about their experiences writing their first feature film, what they wish they knew then, and how the writing process changes while you develop as a writer.... Read more