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Script to Screen’s mandate is to develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have an extensive programme of events including storytelling workshops, to our evening TALKS.

Script to Screen’s Big Screen Symposium is an annual two-day conference for all those involved in bringing our stories to the screen. The stellar line-up of local and international speakers provokes, informs and inspires. This event is run in partnership with J&A productions and has become the premiere film event of the year and a highlight on the industry calendar.

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Script to Screen’s mandate is to develop the craft and culture of storytelling for the screen in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have an extensive programme of events including storytelling workshops, to our evening TALKS.

Script to Screen’s Big Screen Symposium is an annual two-day conference for all those involved in bringing our stories to the screen. The stellar line-up of local and international speakers provokes, informs and inspires. This event is run in partnership with J&A productions and has become the premiere film event of the year and a highlight on the industry calendar.

    Big Screen Symposium 2020: Keynote Addresses on the theme Transforming Culture

    Big Screen Symposium 2020: Keynote Addresses on the theme Transforming Culture

    The opening keynote addresses are centered around the theme Transforming

    Culture and are delivered by five storytellers: documentary maker Leanne

    Pooley, games designer and producer Maru Nihoniho, writer and activist Cole

    Meyers, producer Emma Slade, writer/ director Sebastián Lelio online from

    Chile, and microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles. Each speaker presents their ideas on

    the transformative power of story and the transformation the screen sector is

    currently experiencing from their own unique point of view and relevant to their

    recent work. This session is presented by Te Māngai Paho. The speakers are

    introduced by event MC & journalist Paula Penfold.

     

    This session is from the Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland on the 4th and 5th of December 2020.

    The Big Screen Symposium 2020 was brought to you by Script to Screen and J&A

    Productions. We gratefully thank our event partners - the New Zealand Film

    Commission, New Zealand On Air, Te Māngai Paho, Images & Sound, Screen

    Auckland and AUT.

    • 59 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2020: A conversation with Finola Dwyer on the making of Brooklyn

    Big Screen Symposium 2020: A conversation with Finola Dwyer on the making of Brooklyn

    In this session, two-time Academy Award-nominated producer Finola Dwyer

    whose projects include Brooklyn and An Education, shares her approach to

    filmmaking using the film Brooklyn as a case study. Finola talks to Carthew Neal,

    Academy Award-Winning producer for Jojo Rabbit, about the response to

    challenges thrown up during production that ultimately achieved this ambitious film.

    This session is from the Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland on the 4th and 5th of December 2020.

     

    The Big Screen Symposium 2020 was brought to you by Script to Screen and J&A

    Productions. We gratefully thank our event partners - the New Zealand Film

    Commission, New Zealand On Air, Te Māngai Paho, Images & Sound, Screen

    Auckland and AUT.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2020: Case Study with Sam Kelly and Vicky Pope - Savage

    Big Screen Symposium 2020: Case Study with Sam Kelly and Vicky Pope - Savage

    In this case study of 2020 box office hit Savage, writer/director Sam Kelly and

    producer Vicky Pope share what they learned from the unforeseen pitfalls and

    breakthroughs while bringing to life this ambitious feature film.

     

    This session is from the Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland on the 4th and 5th of December 2020.

    The Big Screen Symposium 2020 was brought to you by Script to Screen and J&A

    Productions. We gratefully thank our event partners - the New Zealand Film

    Commission, New Zealand On Air, Te Māngai Paho, Images & Sound, Screen

    Auckland and AUT.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2020: In Conversation with Scott Ryan - Mr In-between

    Big Screen Symposium 2020: In Conversation with Scott Ryan - Mr In-between

    In this session, we hear from Australian multi-hyphenate Scott Ryan about his

    process creating, writing and starring in the crime drama series Mr In-between. FX

    renewed the series for a third season which was in production when this session

    was recorded. Scott is the sole writer and Nash Edgerton is the sole director across

    the seasons. Mr In-between is based on the 2005 feature film The Magician, which

    is also written by and stars Scott Ryan. This session is moderated by entertainment

    journalist, film critic and broadcaster Dominic Corry.

     

    This session is from the Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland on the 4th and 5th of December 2020.

    The Big Screen Symposium 2020 was brought to you by Script to Screen and J&A

    Productions. We gratefully thank our event partners - the New Zealand Film

    Commission, New Zealand On Air, Te Māngai Paho, Images & Sound, Screen

    Auckland and AUT.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2020: NZ On Air Address

    Big Screen Symposium 2020: NZ On Air Address

    In this session, NZ On Air's Chief Executive Cameron Harland and Head of

    Funding Amie Mills outline the challenges, ideas and opportunities ahead as we all

    try to put 2020 behind us. How do we get local content in front of fragmenting

    audiences and young New Zealanders in particular? How do we achieve

    authenticity for diverse audiences? If there's a year to transform culture, it is 2021.

    This session is moderated by producer Kay Ellmers.

     

    This session is from the Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland on the 4th and 5th of December 2020.

    The Big Screen Symposium 2020 was brought to you by Script to Screen and J&A

    Productions. We gratefully thank our event partners - the New Zealand Film

    Commission, New Zealand On Air, Te Māngai Paho, Images & Sound, Screen

    Auckland and AUT.

    • 44 min
    Big Screen Symposium 2020: Panel Discussion - Indigenising the Workflow

    Big Screen Symposium 2020: Panel Discussion - Indigenising the Workflow

    In this panel discussion, writer and director Becs Arahanga, content commissioner

    at Māori Television (kaikōkiri Kaupapa at  Whakaata Māori) Lanita Ririnui and

    producer Piripi Curtis explore ideas and methods for Tikanga Māori to be

    incorporated into the creation of screen work, from the development of the idea,

    through to funding, production, distribution and audience engagement. They share

    their own transformative experiences and discuss future ways to tell stories with

    Tikanga led values and processes. This panel is moderated by producer Kay

    Ellmers.

     

    This session is from the Big Screen Symposium held in Auckland on the 4th and 5th of December 2020.

    The Big Screen Symposium 2020 was brought to you by Script to Screen and J&A

    Productions. We gratefully thank our event partners - the New Zealand Film

    Commission, New Zealand On Air, Te Māngai Paho, Images & Sound, Screen

    Auckland and AUT.

    • 1 hr 9 min

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