Connecting with the international children’s market

Join three creative producers working alongside international collaborators, to produce and share New Zealand screen stories for children here at home, and far and wide.

Fiona Copland, Hana Miller, and Nic Marshall will sit in conversation, sharing their unique pathways within the children’s screen environment. They will offer up their recent international experiences pitching, developing, producing, distributing, and championing Aotearoa-grounded screen stories within a wider global children’s media context.

Hana attended Kidscreen Summit 2023, Nic is just home from the New York International Children’s Festival where she sits on the board of advisors, and Fiona’s stop motion animation series, Kiri and Lou, is now on Nickelodeon USA adding another territory to its kete.

It all starts with a great idea, but how do you make that happen? The discussion will cover the process of gathering supporters, becoming a trusted collaborator, and staying true to your creative vision as the deals are negotiated.

Come along to hear about international trends in children’s screen stories, and to meet up with other screen creatives in Pōneke.

Wednesday 5 April 2023
6:30 – 7:30pm  TALK
7:30 – 8:30pm – Cash bar, socialising and pizza
Tapere Iti, Te Auaha NZ institute of creativity, 65 Dixon St, Te Aro, Wellington

After the TALK, stay and have pizza on Script to Screen, there will be a cash bar and socialising with fellow filmmakers.

$5.75 (incl. GST) for sales via EventBrite to secure your seat.
$5.00 cash at the door.



Fiona is the producer of BAFTA nominated stop motion pre-school series Kiri and Lou, with writer/director Harry Sinclair, co-songwriter Don McGlashan and animation director Antony Elworthy. Now in its 4th series, Kiri and Lou has won critical acclaim and screens in many territories around the world. Fiona has previously produced a number of feature films, documentaries, documentary series, and factual series. Much of her work has screened internationally as well as in New Zealand.


Artist, writer and director Hana Miller is co-founder of RDYSTDY, a Wellington based production studio with an international practice. Creators of original pre-school series RiDDLE + SQUiZZ for TVNZ, and interactive mini-games app EYE SPiES, the studio has an expanding slate of projects across the arts, commercial media, film and TV. Working with a diverse group of talented artists and creative professionals – illustrators, writers, producers, animators, video artists, actors, directors, composers, designers, choreographers, coders and more – RDYSTDY has been delivering innovative work to audiences worldwide for over a decade. Hana is the creator of a new animated comedy series commissioned by NZOA, an international co-production currently in development with the BBC. She recently attended the Kidscreen Summit in Miami, Florida, with support from the New Zealand Film Commission. Find out more at


Nic Marshall is a producer working across platforms and continents to provide engagement opportunities for young and young-at-heart audiences. Nic is the founder and executive director of Square Eyes Film Foundation, through which she supports media literacy and the encouragement of a lifelong appreciation of on-screen storytelling and collective cross generational viewing. Nic is the all-ages programmer and education director at Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) and sits on the Board of Advisors for the New York International Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF). In 2020 Nic produced NYICFF’s inaugural Industry Forum, bringing industry leaders and content makers together for inspired dialogues and discussions on diverse storytelling and inclusion both on and behind the screen.

Script to Screen TALKS are made possible thanks to generous support from New Zealand Film CommissionTe Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity and White Studios.




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