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 for screen production. Some of the most successful feature films made in recent years were filmed here, such as Avatar, The Hobbit triology and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) was introduced on 1 April 2014 to support the further development of New Zealand's screen industry. The NZSPG combines the former Large Budget Screen Production Grant for international productions, and the Screen Production Incentive Fund for New Zealand productions.
New Zealand is widely regarded as one of the world's premier locations for screen production.
An evaluation of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) has provided a useful insight into its cultural and economic value to New Zealand. It highlights positive economic and cultural impacts for New Zealand, but also confirms the difficulties in calculating the net economic benefit arising from the NZSPG.