Dale Corlett leads the Talent Development department for NZ Film Commission. He is a funding decision maker on Kōpere Hou-Fresh Shorts, Catalyst He Kauahi, Talent Development Grants, the Interactive Development Fund, Boost Up and On-the-Job-Development grants. He is the lead contact with the New Zealand Screen Industry Guilds and organisations and is a decision maker on Industry Core funding programmes, Strategic Training and Diversity funding. He is also the lead on the internal NZFC Diversity and Inclusion working group. Dale’s previous role since 2004 before joining NZFC was as CEO/Creative Director of GMAC Film in Scotland. He was responsible for identifying high quality emerging talent and supporting their progression from shorts to features and developing careers. He was also proactive in the creation of innovative, diversity-led and gender focused talent development programmes in Scotland. He is a graduate of Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School.