Producer Directory


In August 2008 the WG introduced a regular Producer’s Profile to each issue of our members ebulletin. These are all producers who are happy to accept unsolicited submissions from writers. The aim is to enhance professional access between writers and producers by making clear the required professional standards for the pitching process.

Each producer profile contains information such as what sort of programmes the producer or their company are looking for, their preferred method of receiving pitches (email, phone, etc), the person to whom pitches should be directed, how much information they require, and a time frame for receiving a reply to your pitch.

For a copy of the profile of any of the producers listed here please email This service is available to NZWG members only

  • Tim Balme, South Pacific Pictures
  • Amelia Bardsley, Sticky Pictures
  • Mhairead Connor, Sticky Pictures
  • Patrick Cox, Patrick Cox Ltd
  • Arani Cuthbert, Diva Productions Ltd
  • Yvonne Donohoe, Great Southern Film & Television
  • Polly Fryer, Desert Road
  • Rachel Gardner, Great Southern Film & Television
  • Mike Heffernan, Magimation
  • Matthew Horrocks, The Reservoir
  • Jo Johnson, South Pacific Pictures
  • Leah McFall, Gibson Group
  • Kiel McNaughton, Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
  • Christina Milligan, Conbrio Media Ltd
  • Carthew Neal, Fumes
  • Steven O’Meagher, Desert Road
  • Gemma Pascual, Desert Road
  • Ilya Ruppeldt, Golem Productions
  • Leanne Saunders, Headstrong / Severe Features
  • Kerry Warkia, Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Productions
  • Stan Wolfgramm, Drum Productions
  • Steven Zanoski, Shortland Street   
  • BONUS Feature – Pitching with Phil Smith
  • Shortland Street
  • TVNZ Factual Entertainment/Maori & Pacific Programmes Commissioner
  • TVNZ Drama Commissioners

The list is updated each as the latest profile is added.  Any producers who would like to be included in the list are welcome to contact the Guild office.

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