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Bumper Year for NZ Films at International Film Festival

2016 Apr 29

25 April will screen in competition at the highly regarded Annecy International Animation Film Festival in June. It will join eight other films in the competition line-up, only one of which is also a1…

Record Breaking Run for Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2016 Apr 29

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople continues to break box office records, taking the number two slot in the list of highest grossing local films at the New Zealand box office.  At the1clos…

Local content on television holds its own

2016 Apr 15

The amount of local content on NZ free-to-air television increased last year, however new programme hours continued to decline. Underlying trends though are more revealing of shifts in what’s on1ou…

Screen industry makes $3.2 billion, despite decline in Wellington film production revenue

2016 Apr 13

Film production revenue in Wellington fell in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. In contrast, television programme production in Auckland rose $150 million on the previous year. Overall, New Z…

BSA welcomes new Chief Executive

2016 Apr 11

The Broadcasting Standards Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of Belinda Moffat as its new Chief Executive.  Belinda joins the BSA having most recently held the position of Director1…

BSA launches new codebook of broadcasting standards

2016 Apr 01

The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) has today launched a new codebook of updated broadcasting Codes of Practice, Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams says. The BSA’s Codes of Practice for1free-to-…

Bill ensures ongoing success for RNZ

2016 Mar 30

The passing of the Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill ensures the iconic broadcaster is better equipped to meet the challenges and opportunities of a multi-media era, Broadcasting Minister Amy Adams1sai…

Next Generation Blondini Gang Announced

2016 Mar 27

The next generation of “Blondini Gang” have been announced. Dean O’Gorman (The Hobbit, The Almighty Johnsons) James Rolleston (Boy, The Dark Horse) and Ashleigh Cummings (Puberty Blues,1Tomorro…

Animated Feature 'Beast of Burden' Approved as First Official China/New Zealand Feature Film Co-Production

2016 Mar 18

The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) and China Film Co-Production Corporation (CFCC) are delighted to announce the joint approval of 3D animated family film, Beast of Burden as the first official1fe…

NZ - Canada co-productions receive $1m in funding

2016 Mar 17

NZ On Air and the Canada Media Fund (CMF) announced today a financing package of CDN $1 million for three digital media co-production projects under the Canada-New Zealand Digital Media Fund. Now in i…

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