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
Drama to shoot in New Zealand from September.
Occasionally, a lack of resources breeds ingenuity, and so it is with "The Almighty Johnsons," a Syfy import from New Zealand. The out-there premise — four brothers, each of whom, upon his 21st…
Peter Hewitt to helm teen fantasy for Hyde Park .