Influential producer and network executive Caterina De Nave has passed away. De Nave was the founding producer for Shortland St, and one of the main forces in the show’s development. As commissioning editor at TV3, she brought drama and comedy to a new level of commercial success, with hits Outrageous Fortune and bro’Town. De Nave also worked on iconic early series Play School and The Boy from Andromeda. Her producing credits include work with the Topp Twins, award-winning TV drama Erebus: The Aftermath, short film Peach, and movie Channelling Baby (7 titles).