Script to Screen and J&A Productions are proud to announce the Big Screen Symposium!
This is the two-day event that puts NZ filmmakers in one venue to discuss and debate the future of our cinema.
it is your chance to come together to be energised, informed and join the debate.
The Big Screen Symposium presents a big picture of the world of cinema, an unprecedented networking opportunity and a wealth of insights and information on the pertinent issues facing filmmakers today.
A technological explosion is bringing unprecedented challenges and opportunities to cinema around the globe. In 2012 the Big Screen Symposium programme is Exploring the New Way Forward.
Be there for two full days of workshops, panels and conversations with an unbeatable line-up of local and international speakers.
To give you a taste of what’s in store, we are thrilled to announce the attendance of Sundance 2012 winner Ben Lewin (US) and a case study of the much anticipated Mr Pip.
Ben Lewin’s The Sessions (aka The Surrogate) starring Helen Hunt, John Hawkes and William H. Macy scooped up the Audience Award and a Special Jury Prize at Sundance this year and sold to Fox Searchlight overnight.
Andrew Adamson’s adaptation of Lloyd Jones’ novel Mr Pip was filmed in both New Zealand and Bougainville. Starring Hugh Laurie (House) as Mr Watts the film premiers in Toronto this September. Producer Robin Scholes and Executive Producers Tim White and Tim Coddington talk through the process of getting Mr Pip onto the Big Screen.
The full line-up of speakers and sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.
When: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September
Where: Owen G Glenn Building, University of Auckland
Tickets: Limited early bird tickets are on sale through our website from July 9th
A special thanks to our sponsors: University of Auckland’s Business School,
Pullman Auckland, South Pacific Pictures, Park Road Post, NZ Fact and APRA NZ.