New Zealand Film Commission

The Screen Industry Guild owes thanks to the New Zealand Film Commission/Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga 

The Film Commission have generously supported The Screen Industry Guild with funding including support which has allowed for the development of this website. 

The New Zealand Film Commission was established in 1978 by an Act of the New Zealand Parliament. It has the statutory responsibility "to encourage, participate and assist in the making, promotion, distribution and exhibition of films" made in New Zealand by New Zealanders on New Zealand subjects.

The Film Commission provides loans and equity financing to New Zealand film-makers to assist in the development and production of feature films and short films being made in New Zealand. The Film Commission does not itself produce films. The Film Commission is also active in the sales and marketing of New Zealand films, and it assists with training and professional development within the industry.


Professional associations and unions

Actors Equity
Union representing Actors in New Zealand

New Zealand Cinematographers Society (NZCS)
Professional association of cinematography and the camera community in New Zealand

New Zealand Writers Guild
Union representing screen writers in New Zealand

Nga Aho Whakaari
Professional association representing Maori practitioners in the screen production industry.

Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand
Professional association representing screen directors and editors in New Zealand

Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA)
Professional association representing independant New Zealand producers & production companies.


Screen industry government organisations

Creative New Zealand
Arts council "National development agency for the arts in New Zealand".

New Zealand Film Commission
Commission and funding agency with a statutory responsibility "to encourage, participate and assist in the making, promotion, distribution and exhibition of films" 

New Zealand On Air
Funding agency for television, radio and NZ music content.

Tax information for the Screen Industry
Screen production information from the Inland Revenue Department

Te Mangai Paho
Funding agency for the production of Mäori language television programmes, music CDs and videos and for Maori radio stations.


Professional associations and unions

BECTU (UK)
UK union representing screen technicians

IATSE Local 891 (Vancouver)
Union representing screen technicians in British Columbia

Media and Entertainment Arts Alliance (Australia)
Australian union representing screen technicians and actors

The Techos' Guild is the short name for The New Zealand Film & Video Technicians Guild Incorporated.  

The Techos' Guild is supported by its members and the New Zealand Film Commission.

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