Screen Auckland has announced the appointment of Matthew Horrocks as Manager of Screen Auckland, New Zealand’s largest regional film office.
Horrocks was formerly the Head of Screen Investment and Strategic Projects at Screenwest in Australia for three years – overseeing Business Affairs, Indigenous, Diversity, Production Attraction and Talent Development. Most recently he was an Investment Advisor for New Zealand’s $50 million Premium Production Fund (Te Puna Kairangi).
Horrocks will oversee regional film office activities, manage stakeholders and champion Auckland’s screen sector. He reports into former Screen Auckland Manager, Jasmine Millet, who has been promoted into a new role as Head of Creative Industries, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, that oversees Screen Auckland.
Millet says: “Matthew brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our Screen Auckland team. Matt has worked as a locations manager, produced short films, documentaries and feature films, and was Development Executive and Industry Training Executive for the New Zealand Film Commission.”
Horrocks says of the new role: “International production companies recognise that the combination of world-class cast, crew, locations and infrastructure that Tāmaki Makaurau offers, are amongst the best in the world. We have a can-do attitude and take pride in seeing our work screened around the globe. So I look forward to welcoming even more international productions to the Auckland region.”