Table Reads

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Last Table Reads for 2017: submissions accepted 16 Oct – 20 Nov!

Bringing Writers, Directors & Actors together

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Table Reads #4
When? Sat 9 December 2017 (10am start)
Where? NZWG HQ – 400C Great North Road, Grey Lynn, AKL 1021

Submission dates:
Submissions for the 4th and final Table Reads for 2017 will be accepted from 16 October to midday 20 November 2017.

How to submit:
– WRITER + DIRECTOR* (OR WRITER/DIRECTORS) – Submit Script to Guild HQ
* Either/both must be a member(s) of NZWG/DEGNZ.
NZWG members are invited to apply for the script component:  Submit full-length draft feature film script for your name to go into the draw for a day-long table read. NB names remain for subsequent draws.

– ACTORS** – more info on how to apply coming soon
** Actors must be a member of Equity to apply.

More info about Table Reads:
A core cast – max six actors – together with a writer+director team OR writer/director will collaborate on each script-in-development table read.
The script must have a director attached and have been through a development process.


Four reads per year on Saturdays @ NZWG HQ in Grey Lynn

Take me to past successes


A Joint Initiative brought to you by:

NZWG, DEGNZ & EQUITY Foundation

With warm thanks to the
New Zealand Film Commission

Table Reads - Past Successes

Table Read DateWriter Name(s)DirectorScript TitleActors
8 July 2017Michele Powels & Alyx DuncanAlyx DuncanThe UnderwoodSarah McLeod, Romy Hooper, Stuart Shacklock, James Crompton, Lucas Haugh, Renee Sheridan
13 May 2017Pip HallPeter BurgerAcheRenee Lyons, Tim Carlsen, Shoshana McCullum, Luanne Gordon, Joel Toebeck, Colin Moy
11 March 2017Kirsten Gauthier & Lee TolleyKirsten GauthierThe Last CaribouMiryam Jacobi, Romy Hooper, Jarrred Balkiston, Colin Moy, Neill Rea, Genevieve McClean
5 November 2016Paula JonesPaula JonesSins Of The MotherBrenda Kendall, Kimo Houltham, Krystal-Lee Brown, Tahei Simpson, Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, Barry de Lore
6 August 2016Joe LonieJoe LonieFlagfallPeter Elliot, Aidee Walker, Morgan Albrecht, Anapela Polataivao, Dominic Ona-Ariki, Italia Hunt
30 April 2016Barbara Sumner (Sumner Burstyn)Thomas BurstynHow To Make A BabyNeill Rea, Steven Lovatt, Lucy Wigmore, Ban Abdul, Renee Sheridan
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