SPADA's strength lies in its membership. SPADA's network of key independent screen industry practitioners in New Zealand - as well as its relationship with other industry organisations.  SPADA's position as a key industry lobbying organisation has enabled it to develop a significant profile with Government and key decision makers.  This ensures SPADA members have a strong voice for influencing and advocating for a robust and vital independent screen production industry.

Membership Benefits

SPADA has ongoing relationships with funders, broadcasters and government. This enables us to represent members in discussions, and encourage a pan-industry view where possible.

Professional Training
SPADA is committed to upskilling screen production professionals. Professional development opportunities through a programme of seminars and workshops.

Events & the annual SPADA Conference, now in its 26th Year.
We create and implement a series of events for networking opportunities, and upskilling and to foster business and creative partnerships.

SPADA's office can be contacted for advice on contractual and regulatory issues, negotiating with funders and broadcasters, help with strategy and general industry information.

Monthly newsletters and email bulletins with industry news, initiatives, meetings and anything else that might be of interest.

Discounts for industry services, SPADA Conference attendance, training and education seminars. View SPADA membership savings here


Membership Obligations

Production Levies
SPADA membership commits producers and production companies to the payment of levies on all productions (NZ budget component) where they are responsible for that budget.  Levies are calculated at a flat rate of 0.1% of total production budget regardless of format or genre.  Levies are payable on the first day of principal photography.  A levy declaration form is issued to members via email at the beginning of every month.

Code of Best Practice
The Code of Best Practice was developed to reflect and formalise professional standards in the film and television industry. All members of SPADA must adhere to it.  Please read this document before completing your membership form.  Click HERE.

What Do I Have To Do To Join?

Please click here to fill our membership form or contact us for more information.

Please note, approval of your membership application is at SPADA's discretion.