Brown Ink & Asian Ink Programme Opens Door to Screenplays as well as plays

Playmarket and the New Zealand Writers Guild collaborate to bring you a new opportunity – under the existing banners of Brown Ink and Asian Ink – for unproduced screenplays and plays.

This fresh and exciting opportunity encourages new voices to the fore. Submissions now open Playmarket and the New Zealand Writers Guild joint Brown and Asian Ink development programme is looking for Maori, Pasifika and Asian 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 Corner by Victor Rodger (Auckland Fringe Festival 2015), and Officer 27 by Aroha Awarau. Nathan Joe, Benjamin Teh and Arun Subramanian are just three of the new writers whose work has been assisted by Playmarket under the Asian Ink programme.

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

How to Enter Visit the opportunities page of our website or here:

Complete the submission form and send your play or screenplay to competitions[@]

The Fine Print

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 More Questions?

If you have any further questions please email us here