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Screen industry

The screen sector makes an important contribution to the New Zealand economy.

Screen industry

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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[internal link] Film New Zealand.

An independent, industry-led organisation representing the screen industry.

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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View the latest news for the Screen industry sector or search for archived items.

 

 

 

Screen production incentive changes announced

The Government is making changes to both the structure and level of government support for overseas and New Zealand screen productions.

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Screen sector review

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.

Read more about Screen sector review

Benefits of the screen industry

New Zealand is widely regarded as one of the world's premier locations for screen production.

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The Hobbit

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.

Read more about The Hobbit