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Script to Screen

Ticket Information

  • General Admission: $45.00 each
  • Additional fees may apply


  • Sat 26 Oct 2019, 10:00am–12:00pm


All Ages

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Screenwriter, actor and director Tim Balme de-mystifies the world of making film and television in NZ from a writer's perspective, including:
- The essential difference between the journey of a film screenplay and a television screenplay
- Who are the powers that be and how networks operate
- Turning an idea into a pitch (loglines, themes, one pagers, etc), what to do with it, where to send it and what might happen if someone likes it!
- The evolution of a pitch into a treatment, into a script, into production and beyond
- How to look after your idea, your property and your integrity as a script faces the challenges of leaving the page
- Being a writer for TV: The difference between writing for Shortland Street, Outrageous Fortune and Brokenwood.
- Using Brokenwood and other recent local shows as working examples, Tim will leave time for Q&A after his talk.

Limited to 20 people.

Proudly Sponsored by the University of Waikato, Tauranga.

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