Information for International Productions

New Zealand offers competitive incentives for international productions. Here is a brief explanation on 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. $10.3 million USD*

·      The minimum QNZPE for television and other non-feature-film projects is $4 million NZD, or approx. $2.75 million USD*

The Post-Production, Digital & Visual Effects Grant (PDV) offers a baseline equivalent to 20% of qualifying NZ production expenditure (QNZPE) 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. $343,000 USD*

There is also a potential uplift of an extra 5% rebate for projects demonstrating significant additional economical benefit to New Zealand.

*EXCHANGE RATES BASED ON 1 NZD = 0.685 USD @ OCTOBER 30, 2017.