Behind the Scene

Join us to hear writer/actor Oscar Kightley talk to two of New Zealand's most experienced and acclaimed screenwriters Rachel Lang and James Griffin as they deconstruct a scene of their own, delving into the micro to reveal how they draw the audience in and create compelling drama.... Read more

Writing Great Villians

In the October Writer's Room, villain-creators James Griffin (Outrageous Fortune, Sione's Wedding), Rachel Lang (Maddigan's Quest, Outrageous Fortune) and Jason Daniel (Shortland Street producer, ex-Head of Development Freemantle Media) join MC Nick Ward (Stickmen, The Ferryman) for a discussion on devising devious and dastardly characters.... Read more



Making What We Do in the Shadows

June 26, 2014

'We made this film for fans of Boy and Flight of the Conchords - we think Kiwis appreciate our style of comedy more than anyone and it's our job to please them.' Taika Waititi... Read more

Creative Collaboration with Mark Albiston and Louis Sutherland

Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston, co-writers and directors who have achieved outstanding international success with their award-winning short films, shared their recipe for productive collaboration with MC Shuchi Kothari (screenwriter, producer and lecturer), offering up an insight into the friendship, creativity and respect that supports their film making partnership.... Read more