Film New Zealand
Film New Zealand is New Zealand's national film locations office facilitating access both nationally and internationally to New Zealand as one of the world's best screen production destinations, and is a member of the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI). It provides a complete introduction service for those wishing to film in New Zealand and can supply everything you need to know about our locations, facilities, crews, permits, immigration, transport and accommodation.
The New Zealand Film Commission
The Film Commission undertakes a variety of activities including the provision of loans and equity financing to New Zealand producers and directors, and the sale and marketing of New Zealand films. The Film Commission supports Maori film making and participates in industry initiatives, ranging from policy development for training to preservation of New Zealand film culture in archives. The Film Commission administers the Large Budget Screen Production Grant as an incentive for film making in New Zealand.
New Zealand On Air
New Zealand On-Air funds over NZ$50m of public funds on local television production. This funding is broadcaster dependent and currently screens on the free-to-air channels TVNZ (TV1 and TV2) and CanWest (TV3).
Directors and Editors Guild New Zealand
The DEGNZ creates a forum where directors can define, defend and further their professional industry. The Guild helps screen directors work more effectively in the New Zealand film and television industry, and strives to develop the professional incentives that are needed to encourage talented people to stretch their skills, exploit their gifts to the full and encourage others to follow.
Actors' Equity represents performers (for both live and recorded performance), in contracts, disputes, training, occupational health and safety, and all other professional issues. Equity has the right to object to work permits being issued to overseas performers, but is keen to promote overseas productions being made in New Zealand, and so balances protection for local performers with the opportunities created by using actors of international acclaim.
The Screen Producers and Development Association of New Zealand
SPADA is a membership-based organisation that represents the collective interests of independent producers and production companies on all issues that affect the business and creative aspects of independent screen production in New Zealand. SPADA has over 300 members and maintains a high-profile advocacy on behalf of the screen production industry in general and for producers in particular.
The New Zealand Advertising Producers Group
The New Zealand Advertising Producers Group (NZAPG) was formed by and represents individual TV commercial and content producers working in marketing communications. Our objective is to create the best possible environment for producers to operate in. This includes promoting best practice business principles, providing systems and processes to assist in delivering excellence, promoting the economic and business benefits of the industry to the wider business community, dispute resolution and social networking opportunities for our members.
Ngā Aho Whakaari
Ngā Aho Whakaari represents the interests of Māori on all issues that affect the business and creative aspects of the screen industry from film to digital new media.
‘E kore te Totara e tu noa i te parae, engari me tu i te wao’
The Totara does not stand alone on the plane, but stands in the forest.