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Budget 2017: $303.9m for New Zealand Screen grants

2017 May 12

Budget 2017 will see $303.9 million allocated to support the continuation of the New Zealand screen industry production grants, both globally and domestically, say Economic Development Minister Simon …

More uniquely NZ stories for local audiences to extend diversity on screens

2017 May 12

Arts, architecture, psychology, kaupapa māori and rural comedy are among new stories for local screen investments from NZ On Air ahead of a radical revamp of the funding model. Nigel Latta combines1h…

Latin American Roadshow of New Zealand Films Launches

2017 May 10

Nine New Zealand feature films and eight shorts have winged their way to Latin America to take part in a travelling roadshow through eleven cities in seven countries. Kicking off on 11 May in Buenos …

A new Bill and two redrawn portfolios

2017 May 05

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage (the Ministry) intends to approach key stakeholders in July/August 2017 to discuss detailed proposals relating to the Digital Convergence Bill. The Bill is schedu…

Local TV content steady

2017 Apr 21

New Zealanders enjoyed slightly more new local television content last year but less local content in prime time. The Local Content Report, a study of local content on mainstream channels that NZ On1A…

Screen Industry: 2015/16

2017 Apr 12

New Zealand film production revenue doubled in 2016 to more than $1 billion, Stats NZ said today. A bounce-back from a quiet 2015 by Wellington's movie sector was mainly responsible. Overall, the tota…

Upgraded Seed Grants Scheme for Screen Writers

2017 Apr 08

New Zealand Writers Guild (NZWG) and New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) are excited to announce an additional pathway for New Zealand writers under the highly successful NZWG Seed programme for new1cr…

Gary of the Pacific to Screen at Hawaii International Film Festival's Spring Showcase

2017 Apr 03

Gary of the Pacific will have its international premiere this week in the Hawaii International Film Festival’s Spring Showcase. It is the only New Zealand film included in the 36-film programme1whi…

Wellington’s Ghost in the Shell Transformation

2017 Mar 30

Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures Ghost in the Shell has premiered in New York, showcasing another side of New Zealand’s world renowned screen industry: urban Wellington.  Wellington1doubl…

Iconic Ghost in the Shell Set Piece Now On Public Display in Wellington

2017 Mar 23

In the lead-up to Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell U.S. premiere in New York on 29 March, an iconic costume from the film has been unveiled at the Weta Cave on1Wellingt…

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