Strength in Numbers is a pioneering programme focused on building sustainable businesses in our screen industry. Selected filmmakers participate in a series of workshops run by Script to Screen and led by David Court.
David founded Compton School, a Melbourne-based business school for creative people, is the former Head of Screen Business at AFTRS, and worked on the Jackson/Court review of the New Zealand Film Commission.
The workshops will arm selected participants with the tools they need to build a sustainable business in the screen industry.
The programme offers a unique opportunity for practitioners in the screen industry to work together on the building blocks of business models that will sustain their future and ultimately shape the industry itself. Strength in Numbers aims to cultivate a super smart community of business people in the screen industry that support each other over time.
Selected participants will have a proven track record that demonstrates considerable talent and tenacity in their field, and a screen industry business already underway to work on.
The programme will be delivered in five intensive workshops spread over approximately eight months. In 2020 the first workshop will be early February. Each workshop will focus on different topics from the curriculum. The programme will comprise of a mix of instruction, interactive discussion, case studies and peer-to-peer and one-on-one feedback.
Inaugural participants in the pilot programme included some of New Zealand’s most exciting producers, including those who brought us Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Boy, The Dark Horse, Love Story, Three Wise Cousins and Loading Docs.