Filmed in Auckland. Spartacus: War of The Damned © 2013 Starz Entertainment, LL. All Rights Reserved.  Photographer: Matt Klitscher

Skills and talent

'World-renowned' skills and talent

Auckland gives you direct and easy access to New Zealand’s impressive network of world-class screen industry professionals.

The nation’s actors, talent, and heads of department and producers have worked on outstanding and diverse international feature films and television series shot both here and around the world, including: Elysium, The Green Lantern, Alice in Wonderland, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Marco Polo, Spartacus, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, King Kong, Bridge to Terabithia, The Lovely Bones, 30 Days of Night, District 9, Avatar, and The Hobbit trilogy.

They have also delivered highly regarded local films and series, including The Piano, Whale Rider, Home by Christmas, The World’s Fastest Indian, Top of the Lake, and Boy.

Auckland has a wealth of producers, line producers, heads of department and crew experienced in working with international film and television partners. They are renowned as experts in fast turnaround productions.

Auckland has played host to many international producers, including:

  • BBC
  • Disney
  • The Walt Disney Company
  • The Disney Channel
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Lakeshore Entertainment
  • Paramount Pictures
  • ABC Networks
  • Starz Entertainment
  • Sony Pictures
  • Columbia Pictures
  • Warner Brothers
  • Walden Media LLC
  • Nickelodeon
  • 20th Century Fox

With no fringe benefit tax costs or payroll taxes, your production will have a saving of more than 25 per cent compared to Australia, more than 33 per cent compared to Canada, and more than 40 per cent compared to the US* Current as of 1 July 2014 (source: Film New Zealand).  Find out more about incentives and co-productions and tax and insurance.

Contact details can be found on the following sites: