This section contains key guidelines and information for all
people working in the New Zealand screen production
industry, both domestic and international. These are
recommended standards based on industry best practice. If
you have any concerns regarding the implementation of these
guidelines on your production please contact us, or the
appropriate Guild or industry organisation.
New Zealand has a world-class reputation as a filming
location. It offers spectacular scenery, highly skilled
crews and an established support network for New Zealand and
non-New Zealand screen production companies. This section
contains information that supports local and international
productions to succeed.
The SPADA Masterclass Series 2020 - 2021 will play host to a
range of discussions with industry experts which focus on a
different aspect of producing in each session. Taking place
during a year of ongoing challenges and change, each of the
Masterclasses in the series will remain as accessible as
possible by being delivered online, and made available free
of charge to SPADA members and non-members alike.
SPADA has created the Emerging Filmmakers Resource to help
support writers and directors to connect with producers for
collaborations and screen projects.
SPADA has compiled the *New Zealand Broadcast Commissioners
List* to help guide producers towards the best point of
contact for their project’s needs.
In May 2020 the New Zealand Screen industry’s COVID-19
Health and Safety Standard and Protocols were endorsed by
WorkSafe, which helped support local productions to re-start
in New Zealand.
SPADA advocates on behalf of its members for a productive
and sustainable screen production industry in New Zealand;
which means it is involved in making submissions, providing
feedback and opinion on an extraordinary range of policy,
legislation and guidelines. From the Policing Bill to the
GAT Negotiations, to Documentary Funding to Online
Rights. Here is a snapshot of the work over the last 20
Research on various aspects of Screen Production is
regularly undertaken. This section collates research
relating to screen production projects or the professionals
who create them.