Listen In – Podcasts Live!

For all those who missed out, we hear you! We couldn’t bring our speakers to every city, but the Script to Screen podcast channel gives you access to all recorded TALKS, no matter where you are. Here’s a link to all our TALKS recorded in 2023.

Listen on PodbeanApple Podcasts and Spotify.

In Conversation with Lee Tamahori

Script to Screen was delighted to present this in-conversation with Lee Tamahori, one of New Zealand’s most successful and celebrated filmmakers. He is the director and co-writer of The Convert, starring Guy Pearce and Tioreore Ngatai-Melbourne and premiering at Toronto International Film Festival where it was described as ‘a stunning, sweeping & action-packed historical epic’. Paula Morris moderated the discussion exploring Lee’s approach to making the film, including story themes, ideology and past experiences that guided his decisions.

This talk was held in October 2023 at the Capitol Cinema in Auckland.

Kickstart Your Screenwriting Career

Explore the roots of accomplished New Zealand writers Briar Grace-Smith, Michael Bennett, and Pip Hall, and how they have each paved their way for a successful career in the screen industry. Jackie Dennis probes into their screenwriting process and seeks their advice for aspiring screenwriters including navigating writer’s block and special tips.

This talk was held in August 2023, at the Christchurch Screen Canterbury offices.

Development Essentials with Nicole Dade

Experienced screenwriter, script editor and development producer Nicole Dade breaks down the script development process and discusses how to develop your own idea so that it moves forward. Nicole talks about the main structural element of the story, the story world, and examines how the importance of finding the heart and primal theme of the story is fundamental to its success.

This talk was held in June 2023, at the Christchurch Screen Canterbury offices.

Crafting Powerful and Original Character Arc’s with Anthony Mullins

What story have you got to tell? Hear from Anthony Mullins about how to expand your possibilities as a storyteller and widen your storytelling landscape. This talk delves into the art of screenwriting and explores how writers can excel in crafting more complex intricate and authentic stories through character arcs that go beyond the hero’s journey.

This talk was recorded in Wellington, in May 2023.

Adapting Real Life For The Screen 

Three outstanding writer-directors, Welby Ings, Matthew J. Saville, and Paula Whetu Jones discuss their observations with producer Karin Williams in crafting feature films Punch, Whina and Juniper. If you are telling a story from real life, learn from the experiences of these filmmakers as they recall the creative choices used to weave these screen stories of truth, memory, and social history.

This talk was recorded live in Auckland, in March 2023.

These Script to Screen TALKS have been turned into podcasts thanks to the generous support of Images and Sound.

Note: Other supporters are detailed in their relevant podcasts. 




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