Finding, proving and valuing your next creative project with David Court

Launching: Deep Dive Workshops

Script to Screen introduces Deep Dive Workshops. These workshops are for mid-career and experienced screen practitioners to extend and build on what you already know so you can continue to make powerful stories for the screen. They will be smaller sessions with limited tickets available. Here are the details for our first one.

Finding, proving and valuing your next creative project with David Court
9am-12pm Tuesday 28 June, Auckland


Arguably there is no more important creative decision than what you choose to work on next – and not just work on, but invest in, pitch to others, and leapfrog all the other ideas you could be working on too. In this Deep Dive, Compton School founder Dr David Court shares what he knows about finding, proving and valuing your next creative project.

This masterclass will stretch your thinking on a subject that will resonate with many of you.

David is travelling to Auckland to deliver this workshop for Script to Screen. Morning tea will be provided.

When: 9am-12pm Tuesday 28 June, with a 30min morning tea break
Where: Covert Theatre, 51 Mackelvie Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Who it is for: Mid-career and experienced practitioners who write, produce and direct projects
Cost: General Admission $80.00 (incl. GST) via Eventbrite.
COVID Note: Orange settings. The venue size allows for this small group to be spaced out. Masks welcome.




David Court is the Founder of Compton School, Australia’s first business school for creative people. He is also Chairman of Screen Canberra and a Director of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation. David was formerly Head of Screen Business at the Australian Film Television & Radio School where he developed Australia’s first screen business qualification. David has been involved in the financing of more than a dozen film and television productions including John Weiley’s Antarctica, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, Dean Cavell’s The Wiggles Movie, Jerzy Domaradski’s Lilian’s Story, Robert Connolly’s The Bank, Andrew Horne’s The Animated Leunig and Don Featherstone’s The One Percenters. David was founding editor of the highly regarded industry newsletter Entertainment Business Review. As author of Film Assistance: Future Options (Allen & Unwin, 1986), he was the policy architect of the Film Finance Corporation, established by the Australian Government in 1988. The FFC invested more than $1 billion in Australian film and television productions during the next 20 years. In 2010, with Sir Peter Jackson, David undertook a review of the New Zealand Film Commission for the NZ Government. He holds a PhD from the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.

This workshop is made possible thanks to generous support from
New Zealand Film Commission




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