Rob will attend the 2011 SPADA conference in Auckland from 10-11 November 2011. During the 2010 SPADA conference, SPADA presented Rob the Onfilm/SPADA Industry Champion Award.
SPADA members include producers, directors, production companies and allied
craft professionals working in film, television, TVC, video, post-production,
animation and interactive media; lawyers and accountants, completion guarantors,
and industry suppliers.
They gave Rob the award because In 17 years of operating in New Zealand, he had enabled the growth of local
infrastructure and the development of skills by providing the projects, the
challenges, the training and the promotions, while continually raising the bar.
He has been responsible for the careers of thousands of kiwis, all the while
developing new ways of making television. He is respected and loved amongst kiwi
crews for his innovation, generosity and humour, as well as his enormous
contribution to the growth of the industry in this country.PRESS RELEASE:
Four days of film puts spotlight on Auckland
This November, an unprecedented series of film industry events is
taking place in Auckland involving renowned members of the local and
international screen industry.
From 10 - 11 November the annual SPADA conference takes place at the
SkyCity Convention Centre. The Aotearoa Film & Television Awards are
also on with the Craft awards taking place on 10 November followed by
the Gala Awards Ceremony at the Viaduct Events Centre on 12 November.
Capping off this stellar week of activity, the 2011 Asia-Pacific
Producers' Network (APN) Symposium takes centre stage from 11 - 13
November with the main forum on 13 November at UNITEC. The symposium is
being hosted in New Zealand for the first time by Film Auckland.
China Film Bureau Deputy Director General, Mao Yu, has confirmed his
attendance at the 2011 APN Symposium adding to an already impressive
line up of more than 30 international delegates from Australia, China,
Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand
alongside the cream of the New Zealand production sector.
There are still limited places available at the symposium which
features a world-class programme of speakers, both international and
domestic, discussing production, co-production and post-production in
the Asia-Pacific region.
Network with top screen producers including Rob Tapert (Xena:Warrior
Princess, Spartacus), Robin Scholes (Mr Pip, Once Were Warriors), Trevor
Haysom (In My Father's Den), John Barnett (Whale Rider), Shogo Tomiyama
(Ring, Seven Samurai) and James Choi (Shiri, Taeguki).
There will also be industry representatives from the NZ Film
Commission, Film NZ, Park Road Post Production, Images and Sound and
Michael Brook, Film Auckland Manager, encourages the New Zealand film industry to register for the APN Symposium.
"It's a great opportunity to showcase to the APN members why New
Zealand has done so well on the world stage in film by hosting them here
in our own backyard," says Michael.
"Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to explore key issues
alongside the leaders of Asia's booming film industry and make
APN was formed in 2005 to encourage co-productions, collaboration and
joint projects. The forum offers a chance to develop relationships and
generate new projects and partnerships between the film and screen
industry across the Asia-Pacific region.
"Delegates are looking for New Zealand partners to make English
language films that appeal to wider markets than their own. We encourage
New Zealand's screen industry to take advantage of this unique
opportunity and register for the forum now," says Paul Carran, President
says, "The screen industry in is a key export earner. Film has been
developing networks in Asia with both industry and government over a
number of years and is proud to be hosting this important industry
The symposium is made possible with the generous support of core
funder Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, gold sponsor
UNITEC, funding partners Film New Zealand, the Ministry of Economic
Development, the New Zealand Film Commission and New Zealand Trade and
Enterprise and bronze sponsors ANZ, Digipost, Images and Sound and
Pieter Holl & Associates.
For more information and to register visit www.filmauckland.com/apn.