NZFC Chair Patsy Reddy climbs highest up the honours tree on the announcement of the QB Honours List for 2014, named a Dame Companion of the Order of New Zealand.
Producers Catherine Fitzgerald and Robyn Scott-Vincent and the NZ Film Archive’s Frank Stark also join the NZ Order of Merit.
Reddy has led the NZFC board since 2009. Prior to that she chaired the Film Archive’s board. She was honoured for “services to the arts and business”, having served on boards of several arts organisations as well as Sky City, Telecom and Air New Zealand.
Fitzgerald is known for her work on various films, including shorts by Peter Burger (Turangawaewae), Taika Waititi (Two Cars, One Night) and Catherine Bisley (Wide Eyed); Michael Bennett’s short Kerosene Creek and doco The Confessions of Prisoner T; and Tusi Tamasese’s short Va Tapuia and feature O Le Tulafale / The Orator.
Fitzgerald is named an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit.
Scott-Vincent heads Attitude Pictures, which she founded in 1992. The company produces special interest programme Attitude and last year won the Special Jury Prize at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) Awards for Black and White, about the preparations of NZ cyclists for the London 2012 Paralympics.
Earlier this year Attitude won the NZ online broadcast rights for the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games, delivering over 40 hours of coverage and highlight packages.
Scott-Vincent is named a Member of the NZ Order of Merit.
Stark joined the NZFA the same year Scott-Vincent established Attitude and has steered the organisation since then. During his time he’s grown the collection to over 150,000 titles, the staff to 50, and outgrown three sets of premises.
Two weeks ago it was announced that the NZFA would take over the management of the 500,00+ hour TVNZ archive.
Stark is named a Member of the NZ Order of Merit. Following the announcement, the NZFA offered its congratulations.