New Zealand Film Commission Appoints David Strong as CEO

by Patrick Frater — 13.6.2021

David Strong

The New Zealand Film Commission has appointed David Strong as its new CEO. He replaces Annabelle Sheehan, who stepped down from the role in May after three and a half years in the role.

With a background both in the army and the film industry, Strong has been a specialist advisor to major motion pictures and international streaming TV series since 2006. These include Disney’s “Mulan” and Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” TV series. He is a co-owner of Wellington-based Craftinc Films Limited and has written, directed and produced several independent short films.

In 2015, Strong was a founding member and inaugural Chair of ScreenSafe, an independent pan-industry body established to improve the New Zealand screen sector’s health and safety and ensure safe workplaces for all persons involved in screen production. Its guidelines were part of the industry’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

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