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Screen Producers NZ (Spada) plays a pivotal role in the New Zealand Aotearoa screen sector by advocating and lobbying on behalf of its members for a thriving and dynamic domestic screen industry. It engages with key stakeholders including the government, funding agencies, broadcasters, and international counterparts.

Spada has submitted and advised on 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 develops and runs key training initiatives for producers, and produces the annual Spada Screen Industry Conference, which has been running for over 30 years.

As part of Spada’s work it:

  • Advocates for a robust and sustainable New Zealand screen production industry

  • Promotes, represents, and advances the professional standards of Producers

  • Develops and helps grow the New Zealand screen production sector

  • Represents and works for the acknowledgment and understanding of Spada’s members

  • Recognises and supports the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi 

  • Shares information that will further the knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand screen production industry 

  • Engages with organisations and individuals in New Zealand and abroad, whose aims are similar to Spada’s

  • Recognises and acknowledges the outstanding achievements of Producers and those in the field of screen production 



Spada Executive

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 Spada's current 2023/2024 Executive members please follow this link.