Screen sector

We support the continuing success of New Zealand as a destination for screen activity, including film, television, digital effects and post-production work.

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

Some of the most successful feature films made in recent years were filmed here, such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and Mission Impossible 6. Each year we are seeing growth in international production activity in New Zealand.

New Zealand screen businesses are highly competitive internationally and globally recognised for their innovation and skill.

Our on-screen and off-screen talent, our production facilities, and our unique landscapes continue to make an important contribution to the screen sector and the wider New Zealand economy.

Tom Cruise in action in the South Island of New Zealand for the filming of Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

Tom Cruise in action in the South Island of New Zealand for the filming of Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

Image courtesy of Paramount Pictures.

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The benefits of the New Zealand screen industry

The New Zealand screen industry brings a range of direct and indirect economic benefits to the sector and New Zealand's wider economy.

New Zealand Screen Production Grant

The New Zealand Screen Production Grant is a government initiative to grow the sustainability and economic benefits of our screen sector in a dynamic global environment.

Information about the New Zealand Screen Sector

This page has information resources about the New Zealand screen sector.