Launched in 1995, Screentime is a leading producer of blue-chip drama and factual content.
Founders Bob Campbell and Des Monaghan are among the most highly respected television executives in the country. Prior to launching Screentime, Bob served as Managing Director and CEO of the Seven Network from 1987, while Des served as Director of Programmes and Production for Television New Zealand and founded South Pacific Pictures.
Screentime is best known as the creator of Popstars, the world’s first music reality competition. The format began its life in 1999 and has since become a worldwide phenomenon. With adaptations in over 50 countries it is one of the most successful TV franchises of all time.
Screentime’s catalogue now boasts more than over 40 productions, including six seasons of the highly acclaimed Underbelly franchise, the television adaptation of seminal Australian novel Cloudstreet, Brothers in Arms, A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne, Crownies and most recently The Gulf. Top factual productions include five seasons of RBT, Village Vets, Outback Coroner and Wife Swap. Production is also underway on a local version of Eat Well for Less.
Philly de Lacey is the CEO of Screentime New Zealand. She began in television in 1999, and by 2003 she was producing the company’s newly-launched show Police Ten 7. Three years later she became Managing Director at Screentime NZ. In 2010 Philly was appointed as one of the Executive Directors of the Screentime Group, comprising of three sister companies which became part of multi-national the Banijay Group in 2012. Philly is involved at every stage as Executive Producer on all productions. This year she earned Independent Producer of the Year Award from SPADA for her outstanding contribution to the NZ film and television industry, and the WIFT (women in film and television) award for success in Television.