ASIA-PACIFIC – JUNE 4, 2012: Para-phrasing Mark Twain, Jonathan Samway, Prodigy’s managing director, says; “Rumours of our demise in New Zealand have been greatly exaggerated. Instead, we are refocusing the business and propelling it forward considerably. Stephen, with his entrepreneurial drive and extensive experience in Asia and New Zealand, will spearhead our next phase of development in these key markets”.
Stephen has most recently been Executive Producer at leading Australasian post-production house, Method, over-seeing strong growth in their Asia-Pacific business. Previously he was General Manager at Digipost in Auckland, developing their international TVC work. And prior to this, GM at Film Construction, where he achieved Production Company of the Year’ status at Axis 2007, and the company picked up Silver and Bronze Lions at Cannes the same year.
Says Douglas; “I’ve known Jonathan for over 20 years and I’ve watched him craft Prodigy into the smart, creative, company that it is today. I’m looking forward to building on this great work, and to really growing Prodigy’s presence from Singapore up to Shanghai”.
Prodigy will re-open with new premises in Auckland, and further appointments and signings will be announced in the next few days. Adds Jonathan; “The repositioning of the company locally is all about adding to this success and actively seeking new opportunities in the wider Asian region”.