New Zealand's competitive production costs make it an
extremely attractive proposition for International television
commercial productions. New Zealand's television and
film industry is supported by a sophisticated banking
structure and modern communications industry. On top
of this, New Zealand's competitive foreign exchange
rate gives foreign productions the opportunity to extend
projects beyond budgets produced in their own countries.
The variety of landscapes means New Zealand has been
used as a location for anywhere from the North Pole
to India, from South America to England and Scandinavia.
We don't just shoot snowy peaks and barley fields, we
have the locations and talent to cover most countries
in the world. Within the two main islands of New Zealand
there are an array of locations and environments equal
to almost any part of the world. New Zealand's smallish
size (an area only slightly larger than the U.K.) provides
numerous locations and maximum filmmaking scope within
a short distance, keeping transportation and travel
time at a minimum.
New Zealand is one of the user-friendliest places to
shoot in the world. New Zealand's reputation for warmth
and informal hospitality is well known, along with their
independent, creative and innovative nature, quick to
embrace new technologies and cultures. The crews have
the typical New Zealand 'can do' attitude and will endeavour
to satisfy your requirements and surpass your expectations.
Crews are flexible, reliable, experienced and professional
and appreciate the same from whom ever they are working
The New Zealand Government are extremely supportive
of the blossoming film industry and have systems and
people in place to help streamline the process of shooting
in New Zealand
New Zealand has quietly been building its film industry
infrastructure for more than 20 years. It may be becoming
more popular to shoot there but the production values
remain high and the dollar remains low. The high percentage
of repeat business is proof enough.
Casting & Talent
New Zealand's talent base reflects the multi-cultural
make up of the country. Agents can provide classically
trained actors to back ground extras representing all
types of ethnicity including Asian, Chinese, Japanese,
Pacific Islands, South American, African and European.
Whatever your casting needs you'll find it in the New
Zealand melting pot.
The buyout option is the traditional way contracts are
negotiated in NZ. Talent are paid for a specific contract
period. The contract starts from the first airdate of
the TVC. Buyouts means the producer knows exactly the
cost of the lead and featured talent before the shoot.
There are no additional charges beyond the contract.
Lead talent are NOT paid a daily rate in addition to
their buy out fee.
A 'standard performers contract' is the contract preferred
by agents. It has been endorsed by all New Zealand talent
agents and associated unions and is readily available
from our office.