Meet the six recipients of the  UCLA Scholarships

This year we have the pleasure of awarding scholarships to six screen practitioners to take part in UCLA’s 10-week online training course Writing Screenplay Coverage.

Script to Screen identified a need to increase the diversity of script readers, assessors and selectors in Aotearoa and called for Expressions of Interest for this opportunity. It was encouraging to see the amount of interest in the programme from so many talented practitioners, and the selectors had a challenging time selecting just six participants from 117 EOI’s received. Applications from people with diverse identities and backgrounds who already have a strong understanding of story were prioritised. Those selected are keen to share the knowledge and support their communities. The six recipients are: (pictured left to right)

  • Albert Belz
  • Catherine Bisley
  • Malinna Liang
  • Marc Laureano
  • Marina Alofagia McCartney
  • Matilda Poasa

The programme includes the UCLA course with wrap-around support from Script to Screen. This is made up of two workshops that give context to the US-based course and how the learning can be applied to the New Zealand screen industry, and the facilitation of a study group.

UCLA course costs are paid for by Script to Screen thanks to support from the US Embassy.





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