NZ film industry faces Australian threat

NZ film industry faces Australian threat
Live action shooting for the Avatar sequel was performed in NZ with facilities in both the Wellington and Auckland areas used. (Image: Getty)
Daniel Dunkley
Government ministers have conceded that New Zealand is becoming a less competitive destination for international screen productions, with a “real risk of the sector contracting”.In newly released cabinet papers produced ahead of reforms to the NZ Screen Production Grant (NZSPG), economic development minister Barbara Edmonds and arts, culture and heritage minister Carmel Sepuloni said growing competition from Australia and elsewhere threatened the local film industry.They suggested maintaining the NZSPG in its current form &ldqu...

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