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18 Feburary, 2013
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:TREATMENT TO FIRST DRAFT
Taki Rua Productions will provide established and emerging Maori screenwriters with initial funding, creative support and industry guidance to develop feature film concepts into a first draft.
With the launch of our New Media division, Taki Rua has the opportunity to extend its instrumental role in fostering Maori screenwriting talent as well as feeding into established script development organisations like Te Paepae Ataata and the New Zealand Film Commission.
TAKI RUA ANNOUNCES NEW MEDIA BRANCH
As New Zealand’s leading Māori theatre company, Taki Rua Productions is expanding into film and television production to bring more of our stories to the big and small screens of Aotearoa and the world.
We are delving through our 30-year repertoire to bring works to life for new audiences. Currently we have five film and television projects in development including adaptations of Taki Rua theatre productions, new collaborations and Te Reo Māori works.
Why New Media? Taki Rua are committed to giving our works additional life on the big screen and in new media. We’re constantly looking at new ways to bring Māori theatre and stories to the widest possible audiences – that includes works we have produced, as well as new works. We are committed to getting more Māori practitioners working and creating and we see strong connections between theatre, film and new media.
Taki Rua will also be calling for Māori writers to send in treatments for feature films that we can support to develop to a first draft and qualifying the script for submission to Te Paepae Ataata – the Māori Feature Film Development organisation established by the late Merata Mita, Barry Barclay and Don Selwyn along with current Paepae member Tainui Stephens and supported by the New Zealand Film Commission.
Our company has also expanded to include new studio premises in both Wellington and Auckland. Taki Rua will continue producing high quality theatre starting with our exciting new line up of productions for 2013. This year's theatre programme will include a number of pre-performance events, offering the opportunity for audience members to learn about the company’s work and discover more about the development of theatre.
More information about our exciting new endeavours including dates for film treatment submissions and updates will be posted regularly on both our website and Facebook page.
If you don't want to miss out or would like to find out more, then subscribe to our bi-monthly panui to receive our production programme updates by emailing Co-Producer Esther Green on email@example.com.
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