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NZ film industry organisations and resources

New Zealand Film Commission
The New Zealand Film Commission assists in the making, promotion, distribution and exhibition of films made in New Zealand by New Zealanders on New Zealand subjects. It was established in 1978 and since that time more than 100 features have been made in New Zealand, with more than 60 of these with New Zealand Film Commission finance.

Information on recently released New Zealand films is on their website.

Further Information:
Phone: +64 4 382 7680
Email: or


The Screen Producers and Directors Association (SPADA) is an incorporated society representing New Zealand's producers, directors and other interested parties. SPADA also publishes the annual Survey of Screen Production in New Zealand, as well as a range of industry guidelines and a bi-monthly newsletter.

Further Information:
Phone: +64 4 939 6934

Film New Zealand

Film New Zealand provides an introduction service to filming in New Zealand with everything a film-maker needs to know about locations, facilities, crews, permits, immigration, transport and accommodation. New Zealand's deregulated economy and exchange rate make it a financially attractive proposition for offshore filmmakers.

Further Information:

Phone: +64 4 385 0766

Creative New Zealand
Creative New Zealand is a New Zealand government department whose role is to promote and support the arts in New Zealand. It does this by funding a wide range of artistic projects, advocating for the arts, and undertaking initiatives, strategies and research projects.

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Actors' Equity

Actors' Equity represents New Zealand performers in all professional and contract issues and is affiliated to the International Federation of Actors.

Further Information:
Phone: +64 9 622 8359

New Zealand Film and Video Technicians' Guild

This is a forum for film and video technicians and allied crafts people. The Guild is concerned with industry standards, and welfare and safety issues.

Further Information:
Phone: +64 9 360 6032

Film Data Book

The Data Book (Profile Publishing) provides a directory of New Zealand's production companies, facilities and people active in the New Zealand film and television industry. Subscribers to the hard copy can also access an online database.

Further information:
Phone: +64 9 630 1624

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•  Creative New Zealand website
•  Film New Zealand
•  NZ Film Commission website



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