Location filming swells New Zealand’s screen industries by 4% in 2011
New Zealand’s screen industries grew by 4% in 2011 on the previous year, generating nearly NZD3 billion in revenue. The figures from Statistics NZ show that feature work in the country increased by 15%, with nearly 25% of revenue coming from feature production.
Hamish Hill is manager of Screen Industry Statistics in New Zealand: “While not every film made is a blockbuster, they are often major works that can take years to complete and can have a big impact on the industry.
Over a thousand businesses, both big and small, contracted services to producers of feature film projects. Thirty-five feature films were completed in New Zealand in 2011.
Hamish Hill, Screen Industry Statistics
“Over a thousand businesses, both big and small, contracted services to producers of feature film projects. Thirty-five feature films were completed in New Zealand in 2011.”
Peter Jackson’s twin Hobbit films remain the biggest feature projects currently shooting in the country with a total production budget of some USD500 million. James Cameron’s Avatar sequels are also rumoured to be planning shoots partly in New Zealand.
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