by The Big Idea — 12.5.2021
Write Room is a Wellington-based screenwriter residency programme held in partnership with Toi Pōneke Art Centre and Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga -The New Zealand Film Commission.
Write Room recognises the challenges for New Zealand screenwriters to create space in their lives to write and find a place to do their work. This opportunity is for a Wellington-based screenwriter with a feature film project at a stage that will benefit from focused development towards completion of a draft of the script. The selected writer will undertake a 12-week residency at Toi Pōneke Art Centre to complete a draft of their screenplay, with the support of experienced film mentors. At the end of the residency the writer’s work is presented to the industry via a read-through workshop.
The aim of this residency is to help a writer get their screenplay to the stage where it is ready to pitch to a producer. After the first 3 years of Write Room, two projects identified by the programme are now in development with NZ Film Commission support.
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