Simon Marler's film industry experience includes stints as a casting director, as a director of shorts and documentaries, and three years as head of New Zealand film organisation Script to Screen.
Marcia Russell, OBE, blazed a trail for women working in print and screen journalism. Her TV work ranged from reporting and documentary making, to Beauty and the Beast panelist, and a key role in the creation of TV3. She was behind the award-winning Revolution series (surveying 80s Labour government reforms), and contributed to major series Landmarks and The New Zealand Wars. Russell died on 1 December 2012.
Siobhan Marshall completed a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Unitec in Auckland in 2003. After a guest role in Shortland Street she won her big break on Outrageous Fortune in 2005: playing Pascalle, the West family’s sometimes ditzy older daughter and businesswoman. Over six seasons, she was nominated for a run of television awards. The one time Sing Like a Superstar champion has since gone on to co-star with her Outrageous Fortune sister Antonia Prebble in mystery series The Blue Rose, and appear in Māori Television comedy Find Me a Māori Bride.