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 is currently at Alert Level 1.
COVID Level 1
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* covers a range of
discussions with industry experts that focus on different
aspects of producing. 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.
This list was developed by SPADA to help guide
producers towards the best point of contact for their
project’s needs. We'll update the information
regularly, however, if you know of any changes that are not
currently reflected in the list please email
Since its inception, 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, responding to COVID as
well as continuing its responses to the Screen Industry
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.