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🎞️ Podcasts recorded at the annual Big Screen Symposium & TALKS series recorded by Script to Screen at various regional events in Aotearoa, NZ. 🎞️

These podcasts are shared to help develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa and beyond.

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🎞️ Podcasts recorded at the annual Big Screen Symposium & TALKS series recorded by Script to Screen at various regional events in Aotearoa, NZ. 🎞️

These podcasts are shared to help develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa and beyond.

    Script to Screen TALK 2023: Lee Tamahori In Conversation

    Script to Screen TALK 2023: Lee Tamahori In Conversation

    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.  
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    Lee Tamahori has an extraordinary body of work not limited to Once Were Warriors, Mulholland Falls, Along Came A Spider, Die Another Day, and more recently Mahana aka The Patriach.  ----more----
    This talk contains Explicit Language and mentions domestic violence and sexual assault. These themes and topics could be upsetting for some listeners. Discretion is advised.  ----more----
    This podcast is brought to you thanks to generous support from the New Zealand Film Commission, Foundation North, Images & Sound, White Studios and The Capitol Cinema.  
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    The voiceover was recorded by Jamie Irvine, and the music is by Podington Bear.  
    You can read more about these speakers at our website www.script-to-screen.co.nz 

    • 59 min
    Script to Screen TALK 2023: Kickstart your Screenwriting Career

    Script to Screen TALK 2023: 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. 
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    Pip Hall writes for television and theatre and has won awards in both mediums. Pip’s most recent works are Jonah and One Lane Bridge.  
    Briar Grace Smith – Writes for feature films and tv series. Most recently, Briar wrote and co-directed the Feature film Cousins and was a writer for  Season 2 of Rurangi. 
    Michael Bennett – writes across many mediums, including novels, Tv series and feature films. His most recent release is The Gone, but our audience will also know mini-series In Dark Places and the feature film Matariki.   His novel Better the Blood is currently being adapted for the screen. 
    Jackie Dennis, Executive Director of Script to Screen, moderated the conversation held in August of 2023 at the Screen CanterburyNZ offices. ----more----
    This podcast is brought to you thanks to generous support from the New Zealand Film Commission, Te Puna Matarau, Screen CanterburyNZ, Images & Sound and South Island Media. ----more----
    The voice-over was recorded by Jamie Irvine, and the music is by Podington Bear.  
    You can read more about these speakers at our website www.script-to-screen.co.nz 
     

    • 55 min
    Script to Screen TALKS 2023: Development Essentials with Nicole Dade (Extract)

    Script to Screen TALKS 2023: Development Essentials with Nicole Dade (Extract)

    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.  
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    Nicole is referencing slides throughout this talk, but it is easy to following her development essentials without them. 
    This podcast contains one moment of strong language which hasn’t been censored.  
    ----more----ABOUT NICOLE DADE: 
    Nicole Dade is a screenwriter, story developer and story/script producer with 15 years’ international experience in TV, film and online scripted content. She is a screenwriter of original and commissioned work and also contributes to writers’ rooms as writer, script editor or script producer. A skilled story and script consultant, Nicole is highly regarded for her creative and strategic insight and for her expertise in screen story and genre craft...----more----
    This podcast is brought to you thanks to generous support from the New Zealand Film Commission,  Te Puna Matarau,  Screen CanterburyNZ, White Studios and Images and Sound. ----more----
    The voiceover was recorded by Jamie Irvine, and the music is by Podington Bear.  
    You can read more about these speakers at our website www.script-to-screen.co.nz 

    • 21 min
    Script to Screen TALKS 2023: Crafting Powerful & Original Character Arcs, with Anthony Mullins

    Script to Screen TALKS 2023: Crafting Powerful & Original Character Arcs, with Anthony Mullins

     
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    This podcast is brought to you thanks to generous support from the: New Zealand Film Commission, Foundation North, Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity, The Capitol Cinema, White Studios and Images and Sound.  
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    The voiceover was recorded by Jamie Irvine and the music is by Podington Bear.   
    You can read more about these speakers at our website www.script-to-screen.co.nz 

    • 37 min
    Script to Screen TALK 2023: Adapting Real Life for the Screen

    Script to Screen TALK 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 in Auckland, in March 2023.   ----more----
    This podcast is brought to you thanks to generous support from the New Zealand Film Commission, Foundation North, White Studios and Images and Sound.  ----more----
    The voice-over was recorded by Jamie Irvine, and the music is by Podington Bear.
    You can read more about these speakers at our website www.script-to-screen.co.nz 
     

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2022: Opening Keynote Addresses: Mana Auaha – Creative Power

    Big Screen Symposium 2022: Opening Keynote Addresses: Mana Auaha – Creative Power

    In our Opening Keynote Addresses, six creatives in roles integral to the filmmaking process respond to our theme Mana Auaha, Creative Power.

    • 46 min

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