Wellingtonian Paul Yates is an award-winning writer, actor, director and producer across a range of genres and has worked in the TV industry for over 20 years. Paul’s focus is comedy but he has written for drama, children’s and reality formats during the course of his career. His most recent notable work was as writer and script producer for critically acclaimed comedy series SUNNY SKIES for TV3 and GIRL VS BOY for TV2 and in the past he’s written for and acted in shows such as THE KILLIAN CURSE, DUGGAN, FACELIFT, AMAZING EXTRAORDINARY FRIENDS, and FREAKY as well as a number of sketch comedy shows in the 90s. He was also creative producer on WHAT NOW? for five years during the noughties. He’s currently writing and directing comedy strands for TV2’s THE ADAM & EVE SHOW and WHAT NOW? as well as a writing a kids’ cartoon series called DARWIN & NEWTS, and a feature film he has in development with Wellington’s The Gibson Group.
November 7, 2015 - November 7, 2015, Auckland
Show Me Shorts and Script to Screen are now calling for applications for the 2015 Short Film Lab. Six writers will be selected to workshop their short film ideas or scripts during the full-day lab this November... Read more
A record-breaking audience gathered at Auckland’s Q Theatre to enjoy a very special June Writer’s Room with two of New Zealand’s brightest and funniest film makers. ... Read more
Script to Screen and the NZ Writers’ Guild joined together to present an afternoon with Academy-award winning screenwriter David Seidler (The King’s Speech). ... Read more
Watch a highlight from producer Jon Landau’s discussion at Big Screen Symposium 2015... Read more