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NZWG & SPADA are excited to launch the Best Practice Guide.

A guide for screenwriters and producers working together.


The Best Practice Guide covers off some of the following topics to assist practitioners when establishing robust and successful creative collaborations:


  • Writers and producers approaching each other

  • Communication

  • Copyright, credits, and ownership

  • Professional development tools

  • Defining roles in the working relationship


The Guide is a collaboration between NZWG and SPADA (in association with the NZFC) and was developed to support the inaugural cohort of the Creative Collaboration in Action Programme. This programme was designed for emerging writers and producers to facilitate the development of healthy, collaborative working relationships, culminating in a pitching session with Aotearoa’s funding agencies and broadcasters.


NZWG and SPADA are delighted to share this Guide with the wider screen community to utilise in their day-to-day practice. 

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Thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission for their financial support to create this guide from the Screen Sector Capability Fund. The fund supports the New Zealand screen sector to develop the business and technical capability to meet the challenges of a COVID-19 and post COVID-19 environment and is part of the New Zealand Government’s Screen Sector Recovery package. 

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