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LANITA RIRINUI (NZ)
Māori Television

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A producer, director, writer and presenter, Lanita has worked in various roles for TVNZ and Māori Television. She created the first indigenous interactive documentary site about stories of poi from Aotearoa and first poi performance using 360 technology.
Since 2019, Lanita has been Kaikōkiri Kaupapa (Commissioner) at Māori Television.
CAMERON HARLAND (NZ)
NZ On Air

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Cameron is CEO of NZ On Air, having previously led CriqHQ and Park Road Post Production.

He is a Director of Weta Workshop and Te Papa, and has served on both the NZ Film Commission and TVNZ boards.

ANNABELLE SHEEHAN (AU)
NZ Film Commission

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Annabelle joined the NZFC as CEO in 2018.

Prior to this, she was CEO of South Australia Film Commission, CEO and Senior Agent at RGM Artist Group, and Head of Film and Television at Australia’s national production education centre – The Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS).

Her career began in post-production, from which she has an extensive list of credits, nominations and awards for her work on feature films such as Dead Calm, Mad Max 3, The Piano, Fearless and Portrait of a Lady.

JUDE CALLEN (NZ)
TVNZ

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LARRY PARR (NZ)
Te Māngai Pāho

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LEANNE SAUNDERS (NZ)
NZ Film Commission

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Leanne is responsible for overseeing the development of films from the early development stage to the end of post-production.
Her department focuses on supporting exciting ideas to become great films.
SUE WOODFIELD (NZ)
TV3

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JASMIN McSWEENEY (NZ)
NZ Film Commission

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Jasmin is the Head of Marketing at the NZFC, and responsible for the promotion and marketing of New Zealand films and the New Zealand Film Commission, in New Zealand and internationally.
She works closely with filmmakers, sales agents, distributors and film festival programmers.
AMIE MILLS (NZ)
NZ On Air

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VICKI KEOGH (NZ)
TVNZ

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A seasoned Producer/Director and journalist, Vicki has spent the majority of her career in the UK making prime-time factual and factual entertainment shows for the BBC, ITV and Sky One.
At TVNZ her focus is on Popular Factual commissions in primetime for TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2, Duke and On Demand as well as overseeing internal productions such as Have You Been Paying Attention?
DALE CORLETT (NZ)
NZ Film Commission
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Dale is responsible for overseeing all areas of talent development including short film and interactive funding, training support and mentorships, attachments and professional placements.
He’s the primary NZFC contact with NZ screen industry guilds and organisations. He was previously CEO/Creative Director of GMAC Film in Scotland for 11 years.
KAY ELLMERS (NZ)
Company

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CHRISTINA MILLIGAN (NZ)
AUT

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Christina Milligan (Ngāti Porou) is an Auckland-based film producer.

Her recent credits include the feature documentaries The Price of Peace and In The Zone and the television documentary Let My Whakapapa Speak. Her drama feature credits include Mt Zion (as executive producer) and Nights in the Gardens of Spain (US title: Kawa), as well as the iconic feature The End of the Golden Weather.

She is currently executive producing the Australian-NZ co-production Ngā Pouwhenua/Cook 2020 which is in pre-production. Christina lectures and supervises postgraduate students at Auckland University of Technology and her research in screenwriting and screen production is published internationally.

She has served on the boards of the NZ Film Commission, Ngā Aho Whakaari and Script to Screen, and is currently on the editorial board of the Journal of Screenwriting (UK).

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