Media releases

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 SPADA member and ex-President/Executive member, has a deep understanding of both the production aspects of film and television, as well as the complexities of government policy and key strategic thinking that goes into shaping the future of the screen industry sector.

Having recognized and acknowledged the challenges of building sustainable screen production companies in a domestic market the size of New Zealand , Gibson has long worked offshore and developed key international business relationships.