Congratulations to the teams selected for Series Bootcamp 2020!

Script to Screen is delighted to announce the projects and teams selected to take part in Series Bootcamp 2020, a programme created to nurture emerging and mid-career writers and producers as they develop their series concepts.

The teams will workshop their series concepts over two stages. At stage one, each team will have an online session with an advisor from the U.S. The two advisors, Laurence Andries (VP of Programming at the Writer’s Guild Foundation, How to Get Away with Murder, Blue Bloods, Six Feet Under) and Jill Goldsmith (Boston Legal, Law & Order, Rizzoli & Isles), will give feedback on how to further develop the concept to appeal to an international audience. The teams will bring that feedback to stage two and attend a two-day intensive workshop to continue to develop their concepts with exceptional local story and producer advisors. Some participants are experienced in other formats so the workshop will also cover the nuances of writing and producing series for the screen.

For this first Series Bootcamp, Script to Screen received 61 applications. Three external selectors went through a robust process compiling a shortlist of 15 and ultimately selected seven projects to be developed. They said “there was so much evident talent – freshness, originality & skill. We wished there were more places to offer. To have made the shortlist was a real mark of quality, and the selection was passionately argued. Our congratulations to all the chosen teams – the future is bright!”

Script to Screen thanks all the filmmakers who applied.

Congratulations to the teams whose series concepts will be developed at Series Bootcamp 2020:

  • A Secret History of Violence 
    Writer: Malinna Liang
    Producer: Michelle Ang
  • Please Don’t Break Anything 
    Writers: Donald Mayo, Max Griffin
    Producer: Karen Mackenzie
  • Fat Hot Mess
    Writer/Producer: Max Currie
  • Fox
    Writers: Becs Arahanga, Matasila Freshwater
    Producers: Jane Robertson, Desray Armstrong
  • Mother Tongues
    Writers/Producers: Julie Zhu, Shreya Gejji
  • Know Tomorrow
    Writers: Shoshana McCallum, Dan Musgrove, Mikey McCallum
    Producer/Director: Peter Salmon
  • Serenade
    Creator/Writer: Ahi Karunaharan
    Creator/Producer: Maile Daugherty


Series Bootcamp is made possible thanks to generous support from the New Zealand Film Commission, US Embassy and the US Arts Envoy.





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