The screen sector makes an important contribution to the New Zealand economy.
We are involved in a number of initiatives to encourage the continuing success of New Zealand as a destination for film making.
New Zealand is widely regarded as one of the world's premier locations to make large budget films. Some of the most successful feature films made in recent years were filmed here, such as Avatar and The Lord of the Rings trilogy. At present, The Hobbit is being filmed in New Zealand.
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Large Budget Screen Production Grant
The Large Budget Screen Production Grant is a financial incentive to produce large-budget films and television shows in New Zealand.
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The Government is making changes to both the structure and level of government support for overseas and New Zealand screen productions.
The Government has announced a series of changes to the incentive schemes that recognise the diversity and emerging strengths of New Zealand's screen industry.
New Zealand is widely regarded as one of the world's premier locations for screen production.
In October 2010, the New Zealand Government and Warner Bros announced a strategic partnership to enable the two Hobbit movies to be directed by Sir Peter Jackson to be made in New Zealand.