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Monday, 17 August 2020

The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) New Zealand Productions

The New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) offers grants for New Zealand productions with the purpose of building the sustainability of New Zealand’s screen industry and to support the production of more New Zealand screen stories. New Zealand’s screen incentives are different to those offered in many other countries in that the NZSPG is a cash grant based on a production’s qualifying expenditure in New Zealand (referred to as a production’s QNZPE) rather than being a tax offset or rebate. The NZSPG offers New Zealand productions and co-productions a 40% cash grant on QNZPE. 

The following analysis focuses on the NZSPG for New Zealand productions and co-productions only. A similar analysis has been completed for the NZSPG International for the 2019/20 period and can be found here

2019/20 NZSPG In Review: New Zealand Productions

New Zealand Productions Supported by the NZSPG 
(2019/20 Financial Year)

Total QNZPE Spending & Approved Grants for New Zealand Productions (Last 10 Years)

The following graphs include spend and approved grant amounts under both the NZSPG and its predecessor, SPIF.

New Zealand Productions Supported by the NZSPG (Last 5 Years)

60 New Zealand productions and co-productions have been supported by the NZSPG including the films Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Mahana, 6 Days, Daffodils, The Changeover and Born to Dance, as well as television series 800 Words, Cleverman, The New Legends of Monkey, The Dead Lands and The Lumniaries

To be eligible for the grant projects must have significant New Zealand content or be official co-productions, regardless of genre, content or audience. The following table lists the New Zealand productions that have been supported by the NZSPG since its introduction in 2014. 

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Last updated: 
Friday, 4 December 2020