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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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SPADA and Screenrights Welcome Changes to NZ Copyright Laws

Both filmmakers and the education sector will benefit from a number of changes introduced into the New Zealand Copyright Act, according to Screenrights, the copyright collecting society that provides TV copying licences to educational institutions. Screenrights Chief Executive Si...
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INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP LOOKING STRONG FOR SPADA CONFERENCE

SPADA is thrilled with the calibre of the international speakers who have indicated their availability to speak at conference this year. They include award-winning UK executive producer/ producer DAVID AUKIN.  David is currently Managing Director of Daybreak Pictures, which hand...
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BREAKTHROUGH TERMS OF TRADE FOR NZOA FUNDED TV PROGRAMMES

NZ On Air has announced new terms for funded TV productions.  The deal was locked off in late March, after discussions with SPADA and the Screen Council, and announced yesterday by Minister of Broadcasting, Steve Maharey. “The boards of NZ On Air, SPADA and the Screen Council...
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INACCURATE PICTURE OF NEW ZEALAND DRAMA ON AUSTRALIA SCREENS

The Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) believes that the record needs to be set straight on the status of New Zealand drama on Australian screens. “Australian criticism of Nine Network purchasing, screening and trying to claim episodes of the South Pacific Pi...
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SPADA ANNOUNCES AWARDS

NEW FILMMAKER OF THE YEAR: The Simmonds Brothers INDUSTRY CHAMPION: Mladen Ivancic INDEPENDENT PRODUCER OF THE YEAR: Julie Christie Three major film and television industry awards were presented at the TVNZ Big Dinner ceremony held as part of the SPADA (Screen Production and Dev...
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