New Incentive Fund available to NZ Film and TV producers

3 07 2008

The NZFC today welcomed news that funds from the Screen Production Incentive Fund (SPIF) will be available to New Zealand film and television producers from next week.

SPIF is designed to support the production of New Zealand-driven feature film, television and animation projects that have significant levels of private and/or international finance.

NZFC Chairman David Cullwick says the scheme is essential if New Zealand is to stay competitive with Australia, where a similar scheme (Producer Offset Scheme) was introduced last year.

“The film industry is of huge importance to New Zealanders and is one of our fastest growing, high-value industries.

“SPIF, which will be administered by the NZFC, is a welcome edition to the suite of financial support mechanisms available to screen producers in New Zealand,” says Dr Cullwick.

Full guidelines and criteria for the fund are now available on the Film Commission’s website www.nzfilm.co.nz

For more information please contact David Cullwick 021 426 362

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