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New SPADA CEO announced

The Screen Production and Development Association, New Zealand's largest film and television industry association, announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive today. Penelope Borland, currently manager of Arts Advocacy and Communications at Creative NZ will takeover th...
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Screen production industry still on a roll

On the eve of The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers launch, the results of the annual SPADA Screen Production Survey were announced today. Industry activity has remained healthy despite the effects of the massive Rings project beginning to diminish. "Rings is the biggest film pr...
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New Producer Award

A substantial new award to help new screen producers has been announced. The Film Investment Corporation Foundation inaugural awards mark Gary Hannam's Film Investment Corporation 21 years involvement in the New Zealand film industry, and the first year of business of Justin Pear...
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SPADA Young Film Maker 2001, finalists selected

Finalists for the prestigious SPADA Young Film Maker of the Year Award 2001 were announced today. The Award is the primary recognition in New Zealand for emerging film makers who have displayed special talent and creativity in their film making to date. Two finalists were selecte...
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TV producers and directors cautiously welcome TVNZ charter

The publication of the TVNZ Charter has been welcomed by the Screen Producers and Directors Association but with reservations. "We are delighted that the Government has finally moved to publish the Charter", said SPADA chief executive Jane Wrightson. "It is a sensible document an...
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It's official: screen production industry is on a roll

Results of the long-awaited Colmar Brunton Screen Production Survey 2000 have been released by the Screen Producers and Directors Association. The survey confirms that the screen production industry is surging ahead, with job creation and foreign exchange increasingly dramaticall...
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New international television series for New Zealand

Film New Zealand and leading Wellington screen production company The Gibson Group today announced that another major international television drama series will be shot in New Zealand in early 2001. Blond Fracht (literally "Blonde Cargo") is a three-part mini series being made fo...
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Major BBC mini series to shoot in New Zealand

A BBC television adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World is to shoot in New Zealand from February 2001. The large-scale tale of dinosaurs and empire builders will be predominantly shot in New Zealand over a period of around two months. Directed by Stuart Orme (The S...
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