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29 June 2016
SWANZ nominations and entries for the Unproduced Script Competition are now open – both with new categories! Nominate someone for SWANZ! Enter the Unproduced Script Competition!
14 June 2016
*We are back online WED 22 June (restricted services)* It’s official: The NZWG has signed up for a new home and we are already on the move to 400C Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021 (Proud neighbours of Nutshell Rentals and Halcyon Digital) Locate our new offices: wind your... [Read more]
2 June 2016
The Second Round of NZWG Seed Grants 2016 is postponed. Due to unforeseen circumstance the Seed Grant Round Two 2016 dates have been postponed. An announcement with the new dates will be released as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience in this delay. In the meantime, keep on... [Read more]
26 May 2016
June NZWG get togethers – hottin’ up AUCKLAND: First Friday Drinks – 06 June CONFIRMED FRI 03 JUNE– 5pm kick off – @ HQ 243 Ponsonby Rd AKL It’s not the last one… but the countdown has begun. Don’t miss out, join us! Contact Fritha @ GuildHQ for more WELLINGTON:... [Read more]
28 April 2016
6 May 2015
Q: How can we help you, dear writers? A: Let us count the many ways… Now and then it’s worth reiterating why it’s such a great deal to belong to the NZWG: 1) MONEY Do you want to be sure you are being paid what you should be? ‘Your collaboration... [Read more]
28 April 2016
May NZWG get togethers will warm your cockles… WELLINGTON: Writers Group – May CONFIRMED MON 02 May – 7pm kick off – *SPECIAL EVENT* @ Embassy Theatre Moderator host: Steve Barr invites you join him and the WGN crew at the Premier of Maiden’s Blush Mail Steve Barr– Central Region... [Read more]
21 April 2016
Norelle Scott is a New Zealand screenwriter, script consultant, and playwright. RECENT COMMISSIONED WRITING WORK: 2015 -2016 THE UNSPOKEN MESSAGE OF A PAINTING Original Short Film Screenplay, Director: Kathy McRae. 2014- 2015 INSIDE DOPE Feature Film Screenplay, adapted from the novel by Paul Thomas. Producer: Murray Francis. 2011-2012 KEYHOLE Feature... [Read more]
19 April 2016
A Conversation With Leonard Maltin On the Tuesday after Easter, I set off to Atlanta, Georgia for the 2016 conference of the Society for Cinema and Studies (SCMS); the annual get-together of the ‘The world’s largest organisation devoted to the scholarly study of film and media’. Size is certainly... [Read more]
19 April 2016
ROUND ONE 2016 IS NOW CLOSED – PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR LATER ROUNDS Bringing Writers Directors & Actors together for table reads A core cast – max four actors – together with a writer & director team (OR writer/director) will collaborate on each script-in-development table read NZWG members are... [Read more]
7 April 2016
The New Zealand Writers Guild is pleased to announce the recipients of the First Round NZWG Seed Grants 2016 Participation in this round was exceptional, with 52 applications in total received. The standard of craft and original story ideas presented in the applications is proving Seed applicants are increasingly raising their own... [Read more]