Screentime New Zealand has the passion to tell stories about the nation’s people, places, and history. Having been at the forefront of New Zealand television production for almost 25 years, the business has produced hundreds of hours of television and digital content for its local audience and the world. 

The company is heeaded up by CEO Philly de Lacey and includes talented directors, writers, producers, editors, graphic designers, animators, set designers, wardrobe and make-up artists, visual and special effects experts, location managers and casting directors. With a reputation for creating top-rating, primetime television shows, the business’ aim is to put more New Zealanders on-screen locally and globally. 

As part of Banijay Group, Screentime works with global television partners on co-productions, showcasing its country to the world.  

Screentime New Zealand’s slate of productions includes The GulfWife Swap New ZealandPolice Ten 7First RespondersEat Well for Less New Zealand and Cold Case 


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Philly de Lacey

Chief Executive Officer / Head of Production

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, she was appointed as one of the Executive Directors of the Screentime Group, comprising of three sister companies which became part of Banijay Group in 2012. Philly is involved at every stage as Executive Producer on all productions.  

In recent years De Lacey earned the 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.  

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