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19th Annual SPADA Industry Award Winners Announced

Winners of three prestigious annual SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) Awards were announced at the SPADA Conference in Wellington on Thursday 24 November. SPADA New Filmmaker of the Year went to director, writer and producer Yamin Tun.  Yamin won a scholars...
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RIP - Barrie Everard

With much sadness SPADA, together with the NZFC and the New Zealand film industry, farewells well known distributor, exhibitor, producer and former NZFC chair, Barrie Everard.Barrie’s early career in the industry began in Australia in the 1960’s, but then he moved to NZ and b...
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ScreenSafe leads health and safety in NZ screen sector

New Zealand’s screen sector has been quick off the mark to interpret the new healthand safety legislative regime with the launch of ScreenSafe’s website on 31 March.ScreenSafe is an initiative of the NZ Techos’ Guild and the website marks the firststage of a multi-year, sec...
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SPADA Industry Award Recipients 2015

Winners of three prestigious SPADA (Screen Production & Development Association) Industry Awards were announced at the SPADA conference in Wellington at the 18th Annual SPADA Industry Awards ceremony on Thursday 12 November. The SPADA Industry Champion 2015 went to Chris Bail...
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SPADA Welcomes Govt's Changes to Screen Incentives

SPADA welcomes the Government’s announcement, which sets out changes to the structure and level of support for overseas and New Zealand film and television productions and strikes a good balance between attracting international inward production and providing opportunity to gro...
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SPADA Welcomes Gibson's Appointment to Helm

SPADA welcomes the appointment of Dave Gibson as the new CEO of the NZFC. SPADA views his appointment as a clear signal to industry that the NZFC is looking to build and develop a sustainable domestic industry with a stronger international reach.Dave Gibson, a long-standing SPAD...
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SPADA and Producers Guild of America (PGA) Form Alliance

The Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA) and the Producers Guild of America (PGA) have formed an alliance, it was announced today by SPADA Chief Executive, Penelope Borland. A Memorandum of Understanding was presented at the annual SPADA conferenc...
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2006/07 Screen Industry Statistics Show Consolidation

While 2006/7 was a year of tightening conditions for the domestic screen industry in New Zealand the latest statistics from the Screen Industry Survey by Statistics New Zealand do not show any significant decline or long term trends for the industry, according to SPADA, the Scree...
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