Screentime New Zealand’s premier producer of award winning drama, documentary and factual entertainment was launched in 1996. The company is headed by CEO Philly de Lacey. Over the last ten years Screentime has won a raft of awards, both nationally and internationally, with the black comedy tele-feature, How to Murder Your Wife most recently taking Best Comedy in a Feature Film in the New York City International Film Festival. In the last couple of years Screentime has also taken on a line-producing role for overseas productions that come to New Zealand to film. Screentime has become a huge force in the local industry, and continues to produce some of the best and highest quality television content in New Zealand.
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.