Writers’ Room Wellington: Sealing the Deal

April 21, 2016, Park Road Post Production, 114 Park Rd, Miramar, Wellington

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.


EVENT

2016 South Auckland Short Film Workshop

November 19, 2016 - November 20, 2016, MIT SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS, OTARA

Script to Screen, Ngā Aho Whakaari and PIFT present the 2016 South Auckland Short Film Workshop – a free two-day workshop that will give you everything you need to know to make a short film... Read more

EVENT

Making Super City II

September 10, 2013

Join us to hear Madeleine Sami and Tom Sainsbury talk to chair Leanne Saunders about the relationship between acting and writing, co-writing and developing the new characters for season two.... Read more