Jackie Dennis – Executive Director
Jackie joined Script to Screen in May 2017. She started working in film and television in 1999 as General Manager at Mushroom Pictures in Sydney and was involved in a wide range of film and television productions including CHOPPER, CUT and GETTING SQUARE. On her return to New Zealand Jackie produced various projects including short film ZERO which was selected for four international film festivals including the Berlin Film Festival. She also did music supervision for many projects including WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, was programme manager for the Big Screen Symposium 2012 and 2013 and facilitated Script to Screen’s inaugural FilmUp mentorship programme. Before film, Jackie was a music publisher, working with songwriters for many years and prior to joining Script to Screen was Chief Executive at New Zealand Society of Authors 2014-2017, working with authors.
Eloise Veber – Programme Manager
Eloise has ten years’ experience in programming and talent development in the film industry. She has a Masters of Architecture, but continues to pursue work in her area of passion – film. Starting off at the NZ Film Commission in the short film and marketing departments, Eloise then started working at Script to Screen in 2012 as Community Programme Manager. She has also lived Toronto working for TIFF, the Independent Production Fund and the Bell Fund. She is currently Programme Manager at Script to Screen, including programming the Big Screen Symposium.
Maegan Clarke – Office and Programme Assistant
Maegan (Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi, Te Rarawa, Te Aupouri) joined Script to Screen in April 2018. She graduated from Unitec Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts (maj. Television and Film Production) in 2016. She then went on to work in a range of production based roles across the industry from shorts to broadcasting to feature films. She is interested in work that inspires social change, particularly among rangatahi māori and wāhine māori. At Script to Screen she helps facilitate all areas of the programme.