From BrownInk @Playmarket

PLAYWRITING AND SCREENPLAY PROGRAMME FOR NEW ZEALAND MAORI AND PASIFIKA WRITERS

Submissions are now open and close on 1 September 2016.

Playmarket and the New Zealand Writers Guild collaborate to bring you a new opportunity – under the existing banner of Brown Ink –  for unproduced screenplays and plays. This fresh and exciting opportunity encourages new voices to the fore.

The Brown Ink development programme is looking for Maori and Pasifika writers with the best new, exciting and original work.

Plays selected for development for Playmarket’s Brown Ink programme that have gone on to professional productions include Hīkoi by Nancy Brunning (Auckland Arts Festival 2015), The Mooncake and the Kumara by Mei Lin Hansen (Auckland Arts Festival 2015), Girl on a Cornerby Victor Rodger (Auckland Fringe Festival 2015), and Officer 27 by Aroha Awarau.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Submissions are open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident of Maori, Pasifika or Asian heritage regardless of age or experience.

Screenplays must not yet have ADF and/or Production Financing and haven’t been filmed.

Plays must not have had a professional production (pending productions, readings, workshops or amateur productions are fine).

There are no limits on length, style or theme.

Submissions close 1 September 2016

HOW TO SUBMIT

Email your script in WORD or PDF format to competitions@playmarket.org.nz with theattached submission form.

Ensure you include with your script:

• a list of characters

• a brief synopsis

• a separate page with your name, the name of the play, and a brief bio

• AND – please ensure the pages are numbered

IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE DOWNLOADING THE SUBMISSION FORM…

…Please also include a document with:

• confirmation that you are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident

• confirmation that the play has not had a professional production

• confirmation that the play is all your own original work

PRIZE

Selected plays and screenplays will win a day-long script clinic with a professional director, cast and script advisor.

Have a question? Email our Script Advisor.