Paul Yates

September 11, 2016

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.


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

2014 FilmUp Participants Announced

Off the back of a successful inaugural year, the FilmUp Mentorship strand once again promises to be a great programme for six talented filmmakers and the esteemed industry professionals that they have chosen as mentors.... Read more