Where is the Script to Screen office?
We are based in Auckland, New Zealand
When will applications open for [Programme Name]?
Applications for our contestable programmes vary from programme to programme. Generally, applications for FilmUp open at the beginning of the year (around February) and applications for Story Camp open mid-year (around June). Make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to be kept up to date on all our programmes!
Will you be holding a workshop in my region anytime soon?
While we love to get out into the regions, our regional workshops are contingent on funding from local council boards. We would need to first apply for funding to your local board and be successful in our application before we could confirm a workshop in any city. Make sure you are signed up to our mailing list to be kept up to date on all our upcoming events!
Can I send you my script to read/assess/pass on to a filmmaker?
Unfortunately, Script to Screen does not accept unsolicited scripts and are not in the position to offer feedback notes unless you are a participant in one of our contestable programmes. The New Zealand Writer’s Guild offer script assessing/reading services if you are a member and the New Zealand Film Commission website has a great resource on Scriptwriting Pathways and common story problems you might be facing which you can view here.
I’m looking for a screenwriter to collaborate with on my story idea/novel adaptation. Can you help connect me with someone?
Unfortunately, this is not something Script to Screen is able to facilitate. We suggest coming along to our TALKS, Workshops and The Big Screen Symposium to meet filmmakers and forge your own connections. Alternatively, the NZ Writer’s Guild offers a Find A Writer service and also gives you some fantastic advice on realistic reasonable rates to pay writers.
I’m a writer and/or director looking for a producer. Can you connect me with someone?
Unfortunately, this is not something Script to Screen is able to facilitate. We suggest coming along to our TALKS, Workshops and The Big Screen Symposium to meet your fellow filmmakers and forge your own connections. Otherwise, various guilds and industry organisations that you might already belong to (e.g. Nga Aho Whakaari, Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand, New Zealand Writers Guild, Pan Asian Screen Collective, Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA), Women in Film and Television NZ (WIFT), Pacific Islanders in Film and Television (PIFT) are likely to be better set up to introduce you to a potential collaborator.