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New Zealand - Incentive I

NameNZ - NZSPG International
URLhttps://www.olffi.com/c/NZNZF01T
FundNew Zealand Film Commission https://www.olffi.com/c/NZNZF
TypeProduction Incentive
ActivityProduction
Project typesFeature Films, TV series, TV single work, TV Pilots
Nature of projectFiction, Animation, Documentary
Annual budgetThe programme includes the Post, Digital and Visual Effects (PDV) Grant scheme.
Funding calculation % of QE upto20
Funding calculation infofor live action/ For PDV Productions: i) 20% of QNZPE for QNZPE up to 25M NZD and (ii) 18% of QNZPE for QNZPE above 25M NZD / A smaller number of productions may be invited to apply for a 5% Uplift if it is anticipated that they will provide significant additional economic benefits to New Zealand.
Nature of fundingSelective
Who can applyForeign companies registered or with branch office in the country, National Production Company
Who can apply infoApplicants must be a special purpose vehicle set up solely to make the production
All year roundYes
When to apply infoAll applicants must either register with the NZFC prior to the start of principal photography or apply for a provisional certificate
RecoupableNot Recoupable
Tax typeCash Grant
Financial supportNational Productions, Coproductions, Foreign Productions, Special Effects
Minimum qualifying expenses15000000 NZD
Minimum qualifying expenses infofor feature films / >= 4M NZD for TV and other non-feature film formats / >= 500 000 NZD PDV Production
Minimum shooting days infoNo obligation of shooting days in the country
Individuals paying income tax inNew Zealand
Service companies paying taxes inNew Zealand
OtherGoods sourced from overseas, provided those goods are not otherwise available in New Zealand, are located in New Zealand during the making of the production and are purchased, hired or leased from a New Zealand Resident who typically supplies that type of good / QNZPE includes fees and expenses of non-New Zealanders who work on the production in New Zealand, provided (in the case of non-cast members) they work on the production for at least 14 days in total.

New Zealand - Incentive I

NameNZ - New Zealand Screen Production Grant - New Zealand and Coproductions
URLhttps://www.olffi.com/c/NZNZF02T
FundNew Zealand Film Commission https://www.olffi.com/c/NZNZF
TypeProduction Incentive
ActivityProduction
Project typesFeature Films, TV series, TV single work
Nature of projectFiction, Animation, Documentary
Funding calculation % of QE upto40
Funding calculation info40% of QNZPE on up to $15 million QNZPE / Additional criteria may access a cash grant of 40% of QNZPE between 15M NZD and 50M NZD (Additional Grant). The Additional Grant is capped at 14M NZD / The total maximum New Zealand Grant is 20M NZD
Nature of fundingSelective
Recoupement positionApplicant must be entitled to a share of net receipts
Recoupement position infoIn return for an Additional Grant, applicants must provide the NZFC with a share of net receipts (including profit) from the production equivalent to 50% of the equity share in the production attributable to the value of the Additional Grant.
Who can applyNational Production Company
Who can apply infoNZ company or partnership with management or control in NZ or majority of shareholders or partners are NZ / Applicant must be a Single Purpose Company
Has cultural testYes
Other requirementsFeature films: distribution confirmed in New Zealand and 10% of their budget confirmed by non-New Zealand government sources of funding / Other formats: secure confirmed commercial agreement for distribution on an appropriate platform in New Zealand and >= 25% confirmed fromf non-New Zealand government production funding / A television or other non-feature film must have market attachments that comprise 10% or more of the production budget.
All year roundYes
When to apply infoApply within 6 months of completion
RecoupableRecoupable
Tax typeCash Rebate
Financial supportNational Productions, Coproductions
Financial support infoProducer equity
Minimum qualifying expenses2500000 NZD
Minimum qualifying expenses infofor feature Film / Single episode programme (unscripted): 250 000 NZD / Scripted: 1M NZD and no less than 800 000 NZD per hour / Series of programmes (unscripted): >= 250 000 NZD per hour / Short animation (single episode or series) 250 000 NZD total and >= 400 000 NZD per hour
Minimum shooting days0.00
Individuals paying income tax inNew Zealand
Service companies paying taxes inNew Zealand

Contact Details

Name: NZ Film Commission Incentives Team
Phone:+64 4 382 7680
Email:nzspg@nzfilm.co.nz