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SPADA Screen Industry Award 2018 Recipients Announced

Friday, 16 November 2018, 10:16 am | SPADA

The winners of three prestigious annual SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) Screen Industry Awards for 2018 were announced at the 26th Annual SPADA Conference in Wellington on Thursday 15 November. More >>

Jacinda Ardern to Open 25th Anniversary SPADA Conference

Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:34 am | SPADA

The Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern will launch the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) 25th Anniversary Conference in Wellington this week. More >>

Jane Campion to Launch 25th Anniversary Spada Conference

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 8:12 am | SPADA

Acclaimed filmmaker Jane Campion is set to launch the 25th anniversary Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA) Conference in Wellington on November 23. More >>

SPADA Welcomes Government’s Changes to Screen Incentives

Monday, 16 December 2013, 3:23 pm | SPADA

SPADA welcomes the Government’s changes to the structure and level of support for overseas and New Zealand film and television productions, given they strike a good balance between attracting international inward production and providing opportunity ... More >>


Friday, 23 November 2012, 11:05 am | SPADA

Winners of three prestigious SPADA (Screen Production & Development Association) Awards were announced at the SPADA Conference in Wellington on Thursday 22 November. More >>

SPADA Conference Anniversary:20 Years of Generating Business

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 4:01 pm | SPADA

The SPADA (Screen Production and Development Association) Conference celebrates its 20th anniversary in Wellington on 22 and 23 November. The SPADA conference is New Zealand’s leading screen production industry annual event offering its delegates ... More >>

SPADA applauds the launch of new Free to Air TV Channel

Friday, 10 February 2012, 5:17 pm | SPADA

SPADA applauds today’s announcement of new Free to Air TV channel ChoiceTV on the Freeview digital platform by SPADA company member Top Shelf Productions. More >>

New Pay Partnership Not a New Dawn for Local Content

Friday, 25 November 2011, 2:13 pm | SPADA

The new partnership between TVNZ and SKY Television claims it will provide further pay opportunities for viewing of local programmes which have already been seen on TVNZ, but its implications for new programmes are unclear, says SPADA, the organisation ... More >>

SPADA Industry Awards Announced

Thursday, 10 November 2011, 5:18 pm | SPADA

This year’s SPADA Industry Award Recipients was announced at the annual SPADA Conference today. More >>

Screen Industry to Congregate in Auckland for SPADA 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011, 10:36 am | SPADA

SPADA Conference organisers announced today leading-edge Australian producer Joe Connor of Renegade Films will be attending conference next week. Connor will share his insights into Renegade’s longevity in the high-risk business of film and television; ... More >>

SPADA Supports Government’s Reduction In SPIF Threshold

Monday, 10 October 2011, 12:41 pm | SPADA

The industry organisation representing independent screen producers, SPADA, welcomes the Government’s announcement today lowering the Qualifying New Zealand Production Expenditure (QNZPE) threshold for feature films from $4 million per production to ... More >>

“Create and Celebrate” at this Year’s SPADA Conference

Thursday, 15 September 2011, 5:07 pm | SPADA

SPADA’s 19th annual conference kicks off with the head of one of the world’s top factual television production houses, NHNZ Managing Director Michael Stedman, delivering the NZ On Air John O’Shea Memorial Address. In addition to producing ... More >>

Recognition for Copyright Holders

Tuesday, 19 April 2011, 5:24 pm | SPADA

The Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA) welcomes the Government’s acknowledgement and recognition of copyright holders by passing the Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill last week. More >>

SPADA Statement in Relation to Re-negotiation of Pink Book

Thursday, 14 April 2011, 2:58 pm | SPADA

SPADA is genuinely committed to working with all the parties to resolve matters around conditions for the engagement of performers in New Zealand. As part of that commitment it will continue to adhere to the agreement that was reached between all of the parties ... More >>

TVNZ 7 Demise Ends Immediate Hope for Public Service TV

Thursday, 7 April 2011, 2:11 pm | SPADA

The industry organisation representing independent screen producers, SPADA, says that the Government’s confirmation there will no further funding for TVNZ 7 from next year will have an impact on the independent screen production industry. More >>

Fantastic Line-Up Of Speakers At SPADA Conference

Friday, 29 October 2010, 1:55 pm | SPADA

This year’s SPADA conference kicks off with a hiss and a roar with the key plenary session on The Hobbit – What Really Happened . Chaired by Russell Brown, the panel will include Philippa Boyens (co-writer The Hobbit ), SPADA’s CEO Penelope Borland ... More >>

SPADA Thrilled About Filming Of The Hobbit

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 12:37 pm | SPADA

SPADA Thrilled About Filming Of The Hobbit In NZ And Future Stability For The New Zealand Industry More >>

Spada's Response To Meaa Newsletter

Thursday, 28 October 2010, 11:26 am | SPADA

Yesterday the Media Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) issued a newsletter to its members, attempting to explain and justify the industrial action it initiated against THE HOBBIT. A number of statements made in this communication are mischievous, ... More >>

SPADA's Fact Sheet On Industrial Situation

Friday, 22 October 2010, 10:33 am | SPADA

Due to the recent industrial unrest, THE HOBBIT's future in New Zealand is very precarious, and has resulted in considerable damage to New Zealand's international reputation as a shooting and production location. There is currently a lot of misinformation ... More >>

Recent Discussions between SPADA and NZ Equity

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 12:34 pm | SPADA

 Last week SPADA held a meeting with representatives of NZ Actors’ Equity (Equity). Helen Kelly from the CTU also attended and the meeting was chaired by Hon Gerry Brownlee. More >>