Bringing Writers, Directors & Actors together
2020 Table Reads
Table Read #1
Open: 7 April
Close: 8 May
Virtual Read: Sat 16 May
Table Read #2
Open: 29 June
Close: 24 July
Table Read: Sat 8 August
Table Read #3
Open: 21 September
Close: 23 October
Table Read: Sat 31 October
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.
Three Table Reads per year on Saturdays.
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 #2 2020 opens.
VIRTUAL TABLE READ #3
With the virtual world now our workplace, NZWG and DEGNZ are once again offering a Virtual Table Read for our October TR. The T&Cs as per our usual TR apply as below.
Please note that this is a new draw for 2020, so if you already had a screenplay entered please submit it again below. As this is an online TR through Zoom, please be aware that the screenplay will be supplied as a pdf only. If you are not able to print this out at home, you may need another screen to view it on during the Read.
Actors who would like to take part in a Table Read from the comfort of their own homes can apply here.
Writers and directors who would like to enter their screenplay in the draw for this TR please submit it below or here.
As our May and August Virtual Table Reads were so successful, NZWG and DEGNZ are excited to run the next one, and look forward to receiving your submissions!
Past Table Reads
Table Read Date
16 May 20
30 November 19
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 Card Game
The Last Caribou
Sins of the Mother
How to Make a Baby
Hilary Norris, Lawrence Wharerau, Will Hall, Steven Lovatt, Stephen Butterworth, Claire Chitham, Victoria Abbott
Tim Carlson, Clare Marcie, Jamie Irvine, Ryan Dulieu, Jocelyn Christian, Ashleigh Hook
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