Incentives

New Zealand offers competitive incentives for international productions.

Here how they work:

The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) offers a baseline equivalent to 20% of qualifying NZ production expenditure (QNZPE).

  • The minimum QNZPE for feature films is $15 million NZD, or approx. $10 million USD**

  • The minimum QNZPE for television and other non-feature-film projects is $4 million NZD, or approx. $2.7 million USD**

 

The Post-Production, Digital & Visual Effects Grant (PDV) offers a baseline equivalent to 20% of qualifying NZ production expenditure (QNZPE)

  • Only up to $25 million NZD and 18% of QNZPE thereafter

  • The minimum QNZPE for Post-production, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) is $500,000 NZD, or approx. $370,000 USD**

 

And by NZFC invitation only...

  • An extra 5% rebate for projects demonstrating significant additional economical benefit to New Zealand (note very specific criteria required)

**EXCHANGE RATES BASED ON 1 NZD = 0.668 USD as @ September 2018