After 16 years, Peter Jackson's sextet of Tolkien adaptations has come to an end. Yet the New Zealand film and TV business is thriving even without its signature franchise, turning the land that once…
"Fear the Walking Dead's" Cliff Curtis says returning to New Zealand to tell local stories "keeps me sane, it sort of grounds me and gives me a sense of purpose." Curtis started his career appearing…
The big winners of a recent change to New Zealand production incentives will be local physical effects companies, as specialist props and models become qualifying spend for the first time. "For…
WME and Stratagem on board as international distributors.
Online video service undercuts local incumbents. Producers' association wants Netflix to contribute to local industry.
Subscription service to compete with local incumbents
New Zealand, known for "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit" trilogies, has grown into a major production hub. Studios such as Peter Jackson's Park Road Post Prod. and vfx house Weta Digital…
Chicago-based MPI Media Group and the New Zealand Film Commission have partnered to finance and produce a slate of films for New Zealand's 'Lower Budget Feature Films' program. The goal is to create…
The New Zealand and China governments have signed a television industry co-production agreement. The bilateral deal was signed in Wellington New Zealand, by China's Cai Fuchao, minister at the State…
New Zealand has selected Maori-language “The Dead Lands” as its entry in the Oscar foreign-language race. Toa Fraser’s film centers around a Maori chieftain’s teenage son, who must avenge his…
Local on screen and scripting component grows as series qualifies for production grants