New Zealand Film Commission

NZ Film Commission appoints David Strong as CEO

The New Zealand Film Commission has appointed David Strong as its new CEO, taking over from Annabelle Sheehan who departed the role last month. Strong takes up the post on 12 July and comes from a background in both the army and the film industry, having served as a specialist advisor on streaming TV and […]

Cleverman studio appoints scripted dev chief

Pukeko Pictures, the New Zealand-based producer behind new drama Cleverman, has appointed a head of scripted development. Lisa Chatfield (pictured) will work closely with chief creative officer Martin Baynton and head of production Angela Littlejohn after joining the Wellington-based prodco. Chatfield was most recently at the New Zealand Film Commission, where she was head of […]

Screen Australia appoints former Universal, C4 exec as CEO

TV funding body Screen Australia has appointed a former Universal Studios and Channel 4 executive to become its new CEO. Graeme Mason will replace incumbent chief exec Ruth Harley in November. He joins from the New Zealand Film Commission, where he has been CEO since 2009. His previous roles include president, worldwide acquisitions for Universal […]