Wānaka studio would plug film sector’s southern gap

Paul McBeth
Wed, 17 Mar 2021

Paul McBeth
Wed, 17 Mar 2021
A proposed purpose-built film studio just outside Wānaka would fill an infrastructure hole and create more than a 1,000 jobs due to filmmakers being drawn in by the alluring landscapes, supporters say.The Ministry for the Environment has referred the Silverlight Studios project to the fast-track consenting process designed to boost jobs and accelerate infrastructure projects as a counter to the pandemic downturn.Incorporated last year by industry veterans Mike Wallis, Jonathan Harding and Ra Vincent – Silverlight plans to build a film stu...

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