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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New Zealand Film Commission
Responsible for international promotion of New Zealand’s screen production industry and administers the government’s screen incentives
New Zealand Screen Production Grant
The New Zealand Screen Production Grant is a financial incentive for international and New Zealand productions.
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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.