SPADA - Early Bird Registrations Open

Posted Wednesday 15 Oct 2014

Early Bird Registrations are now  open for this year's SPADA Screen Industry Summit on Friday 28 November at the Mac's Function Centre, on the Taranaki Waterfront in Wellington.   This Early Bird rate includes the day's programme and social functions - the Apex Insurance Cocktail Function and the SPADA Screen Industry Awards.  Registration rates are:

SPADA Member                 $200.00 (+gst)
Industry Guild Member   $250.00 (+gst)                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Non-Industry                     $300.00 (+gst)
Students                           $150.00 (+gst)

Here's a 'work in progress' draft programme to provide you with the key timings for the day, some of the sessions scheduled and speakers involved so that you can plan your schedule, get flights booked etc.  Please note - they have reverted to the old custom of building in the SPADA AGM into the morning's proceedings so they wlll be sending out the requisite documents as well as the Executive Nominations forms (they'll be three seats to be filled) by the end of this week.



8:30                                       Registration Desk Open

9:00-10:00                            SPADA AGM (SPADA Financial Members Only)

10:00-10:15                         Conference Opening/Welcome

10:15-11:00                         NZ On Air John O'Shea Memorial Address

Dr Ruth Harley kicks off the morning of the 22nd SPADA Screen Industry Summit.  Ruth will be delivering this year's NZ On Air's John O'Shea Memorial Address; and as Tom Scott did in 2012, Ruth's address will be a frank and uncensored look at her career and the current state of the industry.

11:00-12:30                         After listening to sessions covering alternative sources of film financing, children's drama, and the role of a producerit's time to sit back and enjoy the ever-popular and entertaining lunch session brought to you by�


The Great Screenrights' Lunch featuring the South Pacific Pictures' Big Pitch with MC Vincent Burke.   Become this year's Big Pitch winner and join the illustrious alumni which includes Annie Goldson, Carthew Neal, Peter Young, Leanne Pooley and Zoe McIntosh.   For entry forms click here.  Prizes include an airfare to an international festival or market, as well as a complimentary registration to next year's SPADA Conference.

2.15-3.55                              The afternoon will explore the world of gaming, and the opportunities for cross-over/developing partnerships between the gaming sector and the screen sector, they'll be case studies discussing the in's and out's of the NZSPG, some ofNZ's internationally acclaimed crime writers will discuss their work and the road to adaptation for screen; and the last key plenary session, before we enjoy Apex Insurance's hospitality will be�

4:00-5:00                              SPADA's "A Reel Life:  Real Stories from NZ Filmmaking Talents" featuring the internationally acclaimed filmmakerCliff Curtis.


5:10-8:00                              Apex Insurance Cocktail Function featuring the SPADA Screen Industry Awards featuring the SPADA Screen Industry Awards (featuring the Park Road Post Production New Filmmaker of the Year, the Independent Producer of the Year, brought to you by CrombieLockwood and the SPADA Industry Champion)

[Award Entry forms attached: Deadline Friday 31 October.]



SPADA Screen Industry Summit

Friday 28 November 2014, Wellington, New Zealand