Producers advocating for a robust and sustainable New Zealand screen production industry
Established in 1982, the Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA) plays a pivotal role in informing Government on policy that impacts the screen industry. SPADA ensures that the government (Ministers and officials) is properly informed on industry issues, responding to requests for advice e.g. on incentives, co-production treaties, trans-pacific negotiations, government agency arrangements relating to the industry, policy and regulatory settings (including media regulation, public service broadcasting, impact of digital convergence on screen production and delivery. Formal submissions to select committees, government ministries and agencies; provide on-going input and advice on working parties.
As part of SPADA's work it:
The SPADA Executive comprises of New Zealand screen industry practitioners; who volunteer their time to work on behalf of the wider New Zealand screen production industry. At SPADA's Annual General Meeting SPADA members have the opportunity to nominate and vote a fellow SPADA member onto the SPADA Executive (a maximum of eight Executive, including the President). All executives have two year terms, and are governed by an elected President (Current Co-Presidents: Richard Fletcher (MD, Libertine Pictures), Wellington and Sharon Menzies (MD, Fulcrum Media), Ohope).
The 2017 SPADA Executive comprise Co-Presidents Richard Fletcher and Sharon Menzies: Jane Robertson, Mick Sinclair, Tina McLaren, Irene Gardiner, Kerry Warkia, Dr Ruth Harley.