Robin Scholes is a pioneer of the independent film and TV production sector in New Zealand, whose body of work over decades has now been recognised by the Screen Producers Guild.
SPADA last month announced Robin Scholes as the recipient of the Industry Champion Award.
Robin is the co-founder of independent TV company Communicado, which later merged with Screentime.
She has been a creative collaborator and producer for some of this country's most well-known filmmakers, producing acclaimed films such as Lee Tamahori's Once Were Warriors (1994) and Andrew Adamson's Mister Pip (2012).
And following Once Were Warriors and 2016 action-western Mahana, she is continuing her involvement with Lee Tamahori three decades on.
Robin is on the producing team for Australian-New Zealand co-production The Convert, which launches in cinema next year.