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Emma Slade


Emma Slade runs production company Firefly Films. Her producing credits include 1981 Springbok tour drama Rage and Margaret Mahy tale The Changeover. She was one of the producers of Ant Timpson's "deranged comic" thriller Come to Daddy, Chinese-Kiwi fantasy Into the Rainbow, and an associate producer on Brazilian/Kiwi drama Little Secret. In 2017 Slade was one of six founders of the Screen Women's Action Group (SWAG), which advocates against sexual harassment. The group was inspired by the #MeToo movement, after US producer Harvey Weinstein was accused of rampant sexual abuse.

As New Zealanders, we do tend to joke and laugh. We work in a stressful, intense environment, so you need humour to liven it up. But when people get a bit handsy or make comments that are inappropriate, women don’t want to say anything in case they look like a spoilsport. Emma Slade, co-founder of Screen Women's Action Group (SWAG), in The Listener, 14 April 2018