Hema Patel leads Lightbox – New Zealand’s fastest growing SVOD service. Three years from launch and in the face of global competition, Lightbox has a firm stake in the ground in the NZ media landscape. Lightbox is supported by both a breadth and depth of high quality local and international content combining an alchemy of data and insights together with creative intuition in forming a very successful content strategy. The strategy continues to evolve into the commissioning of local NZ stories and innovation into new products and feature sets to maintain relevance in an industry in the throes of disruption.


Hema will be hosting a Roundtable at this years SCREEN FOREVER Conference.


General Manager

360 In Conversation – Hema Patel, GM Lightbox NZ & Deanne Weir, Director WeirAnderson.com

Meeting Room 15

Trailblazers across the converged media landscape, these two industry leaders discuss the issues facing the rapidly evolving streaming market, content and diversity in a frank peer to peer discussion. Speakers: Hema Patel – General Manager, Lightbox Deanne Weir – Director, WEIRANDERSON.COM Producer: Natalie Apostolou – Programming Curator, Screen Producers Australia

In Conversation