The Big Screen Symposium 2017 programme is now live and, as always, New Zealand’s biggest screen industry event boasts sessions and speakers who will be of interest to folks from all facets of our film and television community.
Writer/Director David Michôd (Animal Kingdom, The Rover, War Machine) delves into directing; the #BigScreen17 drama panel will get up close and personal with episodic drama, including a look at what co-pro opportunities exist across the ditch; Neil Cross, the award-winning writer and creator of Luther, will discuss crafting authentic characters and stories; UTA agent Bec Smith talks film financing and packaging; distribution guru Peter Broderick will reveal new paths in global distribution; writer/director So Yong Kim (In Between Days, Treeless Mountain, Lovesong) and BAFTA-winning writer Luke Davies (Lion, Candy) will each deliver a masterclass; local features One Thousand Ropes and The Changeover will be put under the microscope in Case Studies; leading US casting director Kerry Barden (The Help, Spotlight, August Osage County) will give insights into the casting process; and pioneering producer Midge Sanford (Desperately Seeking Susan, River’s Edge) will talk about what it takes to produce great indie films.
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FILMMAKERS’ FUEL COMPETITION
Whether you’ve already bought your ticket or you’re a last-minute purchaser, you’d be a fool to miss out on the #BIGSCREEN17 FILMMAKERS’ FUEL COMPETITION. The lucky winner will be entitled to jump to the front of the BSS coffee cart queue (Value: priceless!) along with up to two free coffees per break (i.e. up to four complimentary coffees per day).
To enter, simply comment on this Facebook post with which session or speaker you are most looking forward to. Winners will be drawn at 5pm on Wednesday September 27.
Check out the full Big Screen Symposium 2017 line up.
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