Prior to establishing Tim Thorpe Consulting, Tim worked in screen industry policy for the Ministry of Economic Development. Since establishing Tim Thorpe Consulting he has continued to advise government agencies in this area. This includes:

Ministry for Business Innovation and Employment (previously Ministry of Economic Development)

Input into the design of a review of the Large Budget Screen Production Grant (LBSPG) and the discussion paper Growth and Dynamics of the New Zealand Screen Industry.

Ministry for Culture and Heritage

Advising on government’s screen production funding mechanisms (Screen Production Incentive Fund (SPIF), NZ Screen Production Grant (NZSPG)); contributing to a review of the screen industry including training; input into broadcasting policy particularly digital switchover (DSO), DTT extension and regional broadcasting; and contributing to a review of government’s assistance to New Zealand orchestras.

television and broadcasting policy