Large Budget Screen Production Grant: A government-administered initiative that makes "production expenditure grants" -- effectively cash rebates -- of 12.5% of local spend to film and television…
New Zealand's Supreme Court has ruled that a man who built models for "Lord of the Rings" production company Three Foot Six Ltd was an employee, not an independent contractor, and can sue for…
Writer-director Vincent Ward is back at the helm of his historical drama "River Queen," directing post-production in London, producers announced Friday.
Auckland auds rewarded strong programming at this year's round of New Zealand film festivals, boosting attendance by 17% from the previous record. Some 261,000 tickets were sold on the fest circuit…
A Kiwi wildlife film producer was mauled by a leopard while on location in southern Africa. Judith Curran, 46, an award-winning producer, lost what was described as a "fist-sized chunk" of her inner…
Writer-director Vincent Ward has ankled his troubled Kiwi costume drama "River Queen," its producers announced Monday. Producer Don Reynolds would not discuss the reasons for Ward's departure.
The handover of a $2 million check, the first fruit of a rebate scheme designed to attract film productions to the Fiji Islands, presages a boom in the islands' movie biz, insiders say.
Kiwi drama "River Queen," which stalled last month after actress Samantha Morton fell ill, resumes filming Oct. 4, producers Silverscreen Films said Thursday.
Filming has been suspended on Kiwi pic "River Queen" as thesp Samantha Morton struggles to recover from illness, producers announced Monday.
Attendance at the Auckland Film Festival, which ran July 9 to Sunday, sneaked past 100,000 for the first time.
New Zealand inked co-production agreements with Singapore Tuesday and will sign with Germany later this year, adding to the deals it already has with Australia, Canada, France, Italy and the U.K.