INDUSTRY ANNOUNCEMENT: Big Screen Symposium early bird ticket sales close this Fri 19 Aug; Cate Shortland, Tony Krawitz and The Phoenix Foundation to deliver masterclasses Wed 17 August The Big Screen Symposium 2016 takes place on 24/25 September. Buy your early bird… From NZ On Air NZ On Air and Google have teamed up to give successful New Zealand YouTube creators the opportunity to hone their craft, learn from experts and build new audiences. A $300,000 joint fund has been created, called Skip Ahead, which is available to help… From Script to Screen EVENT: TUES 23 AUGUST 2016, 7:30-8:30PM, THE CLASSIC, AUCKLAND With the sheer number of films in the global market, what does it take to get your projects recognised on the international stage? Fresh from Sundance, SXSW, Cannes’ Marché du Film… Catch Aka’ou screening and talanoa on Sunday August 14th, 3 – 5pm at Mirage Gallery, 93 – 95 The Strand, Parnell, Auckilani. Read more below. Or, catch the event on Facebook. Robert is of Ngāti Kuki Airani (Rarotonga & Atiu), Te Arawa and Ngāti… From NZWG Created by Writers for Writers To give this industry its best chance of success we need strong and new ideas. We need stories that resonate. NZWG believe in different pathways for developing these stories. We need to allow writers space to find their voices….