April 2017 update
In March 2017 New Zealand Film Commission senior staff along with Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment and Ministry for Culture and Heritage officials spoke to the industry in Auckland and Wellington to announce changes to the New Zealand Government's screen incentives, the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG). You can read about the changes to the incentives, including the updated criteria here.
The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) came into effect on 1 April 2014 and applies to all productions that started principal photography (or key animation) after 1 April 2014.
The current NZSPG Criteria are dated 1 July 2017, and will replace the 1 August 2015 criteria.
July 2015 update
In July 2015, the first review of the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) was released in 2015. The NZSPG replaced the Large Budget Screen Production Grant (LBSPG) for international productions and the Screen Production Incentive Fund (SPIF) for New Zealand productions in 2014.
As of 1 April 2014, the key criteria for the New Zealand Screen Production Grant have been announced and further details are available from the New Zealand Film Commission's website.
On this page you will find information about the July 2013 screen industry reviews.
Details about the December 2013 announcements are available on our completed projects page.
July 2013 reviews
The screen industry reviews, conducted by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), looked at a range of government interventions in the sector, including co-productions, training and development, international marketing and promotion. The reviews found that the current incentives have been effective in meeting economic and cultural objectives but that changes could be made to encourage growth in the industry.
MCH reviews of the screen sector are available here.
Other documents include:
MBIE reviews of Film NZ, the Large Budget Grant and Film NZ's review of TV incentives are available on MBIE's website.
Review of Government Assistance to Screen Sector 2013 Cabinet Paper (pdf version)
Review of Government Assistance to Screen Sector 2013 Cabinet paper (D-0493018).PDF
Screen Production Incentive Fund August 2012 (pdf copy)
SPIF Evaluation Aug 2012 (D-0493691).PDF
Film Co-production Agreements review (pdf copy)
Film Co-production Agreements (D-0493703).PDF
Review of screen industry professional development training July 2012 (pdf copy)
Capability and training review July 2012 (D-0493690).PDF
Cabinet Committee Minute - Review of Government Assistance to the Screen Sector (pdf copy)
EGI Min (13) 14 2 Cabinet Minute (D-0493037).PDF
Updated on 7th October 2019