Catch these amazing speakers at the upcoming SPADA conference

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

Make sure you clear a space in your diary for the 27th Annual SPADA Conference! The line up of speakers includes award-winning US showrunner Jenji Kohan (pictured below), Jonathan Olsberg, Shane Thompson and Lord David Puttnam to name just a few. Miranda Harcourt will deliver the NZ On Air John O'Shea Memorial Address, and the Hon Kris Faafoi will give an opening address in his role as Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media. But wait, there's more! The 2019 SPADA Awards will take place on Wednesday 20 November, and the 2019 South Pacific Pictures 'Big Pitch' will once again be held during the Great Screenrights Lunch. Earlybird tickets are available until Monday 21 November.

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NZ Cinematography Award winners

Posted Wednesday 16 Oct 2019

We were thrilled to see members among the winners of the fourth annual New Zealand Cinematography Awards. A big congratulations to Tammy Williams who won the Al Guilford Emerging Cinematographer of the Year Award for Ways To See, and silver for her work on Give Kate a Voice in the corporate and education section. Nina Wells won gold in the commercials section for her work on The Inflorescent, and in music videos she won bronze for Lou'ana Whitney: Eye to Eye. Maria Ines Manchego won silver in the commercials section for her work on the Marriott Hotels: Greece, and in the short films section she won gold for Ani and silver for Hush. Aliesha Staples won silver for her work on Zespri: VR Experience in the specialised cinematography section.