Creative, film and TV

New Zealand creative industries have achieved box-office and award success through films such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. 

New Zealand’s film industry has been both an inspiration and a training ground for entrepreneurs who have created new businesses based on solutions developed to problems faced during filmmaking. These companies and individuals illustrate New Zealanders’ ability to think laterally and globally and their commitment to quality and sustainability. 


Visual effects for the world's highest grossing film Avatar, which received accolades at the 2010 Academy Awards®, BAFTAs and Golden Globe® Awards, were the work of Wellington-based Weta Digital, whose accomplishments over the past 10 years have changed the way movies are made.

Our expertise in feature films, television series, TV commercials, visual effects, and animation are sought out by clients around the world.

With cost-effective locations, experienced crews, striking and varied scenery, and world-class production facilities, New Zealand offers the total package for successful film and television production.

Our creative excellence also extends to apparel and fashion, music, multi-media, publishing, wool and textiles, with growing demand for products such as Icebreaker's high-end outdoors clothing and Karen Walker fashion.

Government support

The New Zealand Government's support has been extended to international screen productions, through the New Zealand Screen Production Grant

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