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Team

Meet the ones that make it happen.

Within the Production and Music Agency, you will find a small team of professional who really know what they are talking about.

JOHN ROBERTSON (JR)

JOHN ROBERTSON (JR)

Director

JR has been in the Industry for over 17 years. He has a strong marketing & event management background. He was the Marketing and Entertainment Manager with the ASB Showground’s for ten years before he ventured off on his own. He has built many relationships over the years in the corporate market, He has been a performer himself and understands all aspects of audio visual solutions and entertainment placements.

DEAN LAWTON (Dino)

DEAN LAWTON (Dino)

Director

An accomplished musician (Drummer) with the Band Tadpole. Dino has travelled the world playing to massive crowds and has made many long term relationships along the way. With over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry Dino has been delivering top level entertainment for some major events over the years. He has a entertainment management background representing some famous kiwi acts including Son’s of Zion where he recently won “Break through Manager of the year” at the Music Managers Awards.

KARIN SYMS

KARIN SYMS

General Manager

Karin has 20 years’ experience in the financial and insurance industry, where she has held various senior management roles across operations, strategy planning and projects, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and leadership skills. In Karin’s current role of GM for The Production and Music Agency, she is responsible for the day to day running of the business, including overseeing the operational policies and procedures, driving continuous process improvements to make efficiencies and deliver an exceptional customer experience.

KARN HALL

KARN HALL

Entertainment Manager

Karn is a well respected; high profile Auckland based DJ, model, actor and VO talent. With over a decade of broadcasting experience across TV and radio and nearly 20 years as a DJ. Karn offers years of experience and knowledge when it comes to entertainment placements for corporate events.

Mel Jacka

Entertainment Manager

Being in the music industry for over a decade, with music being such a massive passion, Mel moved into DJ’ing over 5 years ago. Melicious plays different sets to cater to any audience whether it be top 40, hiphop, classic hits, dance or even rock! She has played Sky City, Royal Easter Show, Volvo Ocean Race and many corporate events with a residency at Ding Dong Lounge and Karma Lounge. Melicious broke into the EDM scene in 2017 with the highlight playing to around 5,000 people at Rhythm & Vines. Outside of DJ’ing Melicious is also the presenter of the music tv series Push Play and the tattoo art web series Ink'd Tattoo TV.

Grant Cibilich

Grant Cibilich

Operations Manager

Grant started off in the entertainment industry with over 20 years' experience playing as a DJ in some of Auckland's Top Clubs and then moving into the Corporate industry. He then moved in to Event Production and now with over 10 years of experience in AV. Grant's no-nonsense and hardworking approach to event production has made him successful at handling people and resources in every situation. His ability to work through any challenge is often commented on by his clients.