Bringing Writers, Directors & Actors together
2019 Table Reads
Table Read #1
Open: 21 January
Close: 15 February
Table Read: Sat 23 February
Table Read #2
Open: 15 April
Close: 10 May
Table Read: Sat 18 May
Table Read #3
Open: 8 July
Close: 2 August
Table Read: Sat 10 August
Table Read #4
Open: 21 October
Close: 15 November
Table Read: Sat 30 November
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 Table Reads per year on Saturdays @NZWG HQ in Grey Lynn.
How to submit:
WRITER & DIRECTOR* (OR WRITER/DIRECTOR) – Submit Script via Email to GuildHQ@nzwg.org.nz - Please check these details before you enter:
*Both must be a member(s) of NZWG & DEGNZ.
- A solo Writer/Director must be a member of both NZWG & DEGNZ.
- In a Writer/director team, the Writer must be a member of NZWG, AND the Director must be a member of DEGNZ.
When you enter, please include this information:
- name of writer and if they belong to NZWG
- name of director, and if they belong to 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 (names remain for subsequent draws).
ACTORS** - Link once Table Read # 2019 opens.
** Actors must be a member of Equity to apply.
Past Table Reads
Table Read Date
18 May 19
23 February 19
10 November 18
18 August 2018
19 May 2018
24 Feb 2018
9 Dec 2017
8 Jul 2017
13 May 2017
11 Mar 2017
5 Nov 2016
6 Aug 2016
30 Apr 2016
Dean Hewison & Richard Falkner
Siobhan Marshall & Anna Nuria Francino
Cian Elyse White
Michele Powels & Alyx Duncan
Kirsten Gauthier & Lee Tolley
Barbara Sumner (Sumner Burstyn)
The Last Caribou
Sins of the Mother
How to Make a Baby
Fiona Armstrong, Kirsty Bruce, Lucy Wigmore, Ariki Erby, Jonathan James, Mana Davis
David Capstick, Serena Cotton, Jamie Irvine, Ruth Wyne, Simon Ward
Alex Ellis, Genevieve Kent, Melissa Lawlor, Ana Corbett, Neill Rea, Caleb Wells
James Roque, Keporah Torrence, Lucy Wigmore, Greg Smith, Olivia Mahood, James Crompton
Aaron Ward, Antonia Prebble, Serena Cotton, Donogh Rees, Jeff Szusterman, Dan Musgrove
William Davis, Romy Hooper, Simone Walker, Laura Hill
Ella Gilbert, Claire Chitham, Romy Hooper, Mel Odedra, Joe Dekkers-Reihana, Neill Rea
Sarah McLeod, Romy Hooper, Stuart Shacklock, James Crompton, Lucas Haugh, Renee Sheridan
Renee Lyons, Tim Carlsen, Shoshana McCullum, Luanne Gordon, Joel Toebeck, Colin Moy
Miryam Jacobi, Romy Hooper, Jarrred Blakiston, Colin Moy, Neill Rea, Genevieve McClean
Brenda Kendall, Kimo Houltham, Krystal-Lee Brown, Tahei Simpson, Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho, Barry de Lore
Peter Elliot, Aidee Walker, Morgan Albrecht, Anapela Polataivao, Dominic Ona-Ariki, Italia Hunt
Neill Rea, Steven Lovatt, Lucy Wigmore, Ban Abdul, Renee Sheridan