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Developing a feature film? Why not enter the draw for the next Virtual Table Read. Provided you’re a member of DEGNZ and/or NZWG, submit your script by 3 September!

The winner/winning team will receive a free script-in-development table read with up to six actors to be held on 11 September over Zoom.

Why Should You Enter?

Here are some of the benefits of a table read:

  • Identify what works and what doesn’t in your script
  • Assess the rhythm of the dialogue and the voices of your characters
  • Gain a different perspective from listening to other people read and respond to your script
  • Receive feedback from the actors for your next draft

Past participant writer Nick Ward said, “For me one of the best things about our recent table read was talking to the actors about their characters specifically. When you write you’re juggling many balls so it’s brilliant to have someone drill down into their individual character and give you invaluable feedback.”

Enter the draw >

Call for Actors

Actors are invited to register for each script-in-development table read. Up to six actors will be selected, and will receive a nominal fee as appreciation for their participation.

Register to read >

Best of luck to Chaz Harris (DEGNZ), who was recently announced as a finalist in the ScreenCraft 2021 Family Screenplay competition for his family/fantasy screenplay The Glassmaker. Chaz was also a Quarterfinalist in the 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition for his sci-fi/thriller screenplay Endurance.

Following the creation of his award-winning web series End of Term, and producing independent feature film Encounters, Chaz recently signed with LA-based Manager John E. Ferraro of Valleywood Entertainment in March.

NZWG and DEGNZ are once again offering Virtual Table Reads for 2021.

Following the success of the virtual Table Reads during 2020, the 2021 Table Reads will take place online and script submissions are being accepted from NZWG and DEGNZ members around the country. The T&Cs as per our usual Table Reads apply.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity – this is a great development tool to help take your script to the next level. If you have a script ready with a director attached (or you are also directing) then submit it now. There are four reads this year, so note these deadlines in your diary:

Table Read One: 8 May 2021
Submit scripts by 30 April

Table Read Two: 3 July 2021
Submit scripts by 25 June

Table Read Three: 11 September 2021
Submit scripts by 3 September

Table Read Four: 20 November 2021
Submit scripts by 12 November

Learn more > 

Actors who would like to take part in a Table Read from the comfort of their own homes can apply here.