Archive for the ‘Film sector NZ’ Category

More films to qualify for Screen Production Incentive Fund

Comments Off | 10-10-2011

Changes to a production funding scheme will enable more New Zealand feature films to be brought to production over the next two years and will support the sustainability of the local screen industry, says Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Chris Finlayson.
Mr Finlayson announced today that the Qualifying New Zealand Production Expenditure (QNZPE) threshold for feature [...]

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The Hobbit to stay in New Zealand, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says

Comments Off | 10-28-2010

The Hobbit is to stay in New Zealand, said John Key. In an announcement Wednesday, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said the Hobbit movies, pegged at a budget of a staggering $670 million will be made in the country. There has been lots of concern that the film might be move out of the [...]

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Auckland Film Industry upbeat over lucrative gains from its three year effort to nurture Cooperation with South Korea

Comments Off | 10-18-2010

The Auckland Film Industry is in an upbeat mood over the prospects of its efforts to institute cooperation with South Korea. The Industry is expecting to gain considerably from the undertaking, expected to lead to a lucrative new co-production market. Auckland’s film industry agency, called Film Auckland has appended a memorandum of understanding with a [...]

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The multi-million Hollywood film, Hobbit may be filmed in New Zealand after all, reports

Comments Off | 10-16-2010

The multi-million film, Hobbit may just as well be filed in New Zealand if talks underway succeed. There has been rising speculation that the directors of the film may have settled on a different location, amidst challenges with the government’s plans to revise levies in terms of taxes charged on major Hollywood productions done in [...]

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New Zealand’s biggest animation studio opens in Auckland

Comments Off | 07-19-2010

The biggest computer generated (CG) animation studios in New Zealand commenced its operations in Auckland. The investment in the studios was a joint venture undertaking between Oktober, the Australian owned company that is part of the larger OmniLab Media group and Backyark Animation Pictures, the American owned animation company. The JV partners expect the studios [...]

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