Information for International Productions

NZ has a very competitive incentive offer for international productions. Here is a brief explanation on how they work:

  • The minimum NZ qualifying spend required for feature films is $15 million New Zealand dollars, or $10.8 million in U.S. currency. For television and other non-feature-film projects, the amount is $4 million New Zealand dollars, or $2.9 million in U.S. currency. This is a 20% cash rebate on NZ qualifying expenditure.
  • Post-production, digital work and visual effects (PDV) the minimum NZ qualifying spend required is $500,000 New Zealand dollars, of $360,000 in U.S. currency.
  • There’s also a potential uplift of an extra 5% for projects that provide significant additional economic benefit to New Zealand.