Established in 1982, the Screen Production and Development Association of New Zealand (SPADA) plays a pivotal role in informing Government on policy that impacts the screen industry. SPADA ensures that government (Ministers and officials) is properly informed on industry issues, and responds to requests for advice as needed, for example on proposed or existing incentives, co-production treaties, trans-pacific negotiations, government agency arrangements relating to the industry, policy and regulatory settings (including media regulation), public service broadcasting, and the impact of digital convergence on screen production and delivery.
SPADA regularly makes formal submissions to select committees, government ministries and agencies, and provides on-going input and advice on working parties.
The SPADA Executive comprises experienced New Zealand screen industry practitioners who volunteer their time to work on behalf of the wider New Zealand screen production industry. For a list of current and past Executive members please follow this link.