Big Screen Symposium

Bailey Mackey is an award-winning producer and current CEO of Pango Productions. Starting as a DJ on the iwi radio station Radio Ngāti Porou (Ruatoria) in 1999, Bailey has gone on to produce dozens of successful television shows over the years.

He is of Ngāti Porou, Tuhoe and Rongowhakaata lineage and fluent in Te Reo Maori, which has lead him to maintain a strong focus on developing Māori content programming for broad audiences and to produce shows such as THE GC, ONE LAND, WITH STRINGS ATTACHED, SAVING GEN Y, KAPA HAKA KIDS, HIP HOP HIGH, ATAMIRA, BENEATH THE MAORI MOON, MIND YOUR LANGUAGE, THE KAPA, ANZAC DAY and the RISE UP TELETHON.

His most recent show, SIDEWALK KARAOKE, has charmed audiences on Māori TV and is set to hit more than 30 international markets. The show’s popular format was recently bought by FremantleMedia, a global content company with offices in 31 markets.

Mackey also has a strong passion for New Zealand music and is keen to ensure it remains on network free-to-air television. Bailey is the former Head of Sport at Maori Television and GM of Black Inc Media Ltd.