Leanne Saunders Head of Development and Production
Catherine Bates Head of Incentives
Chris Payne Head of International Relations
Dale Corlett Head of Talent Development
Kerry Prendergast Chair
The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is a crown entity which helps grow and support our country’s vibrant film industry.
It invests in original and culturally significant New Zealand films, helps talented New Zealand filmmakers develop their careers, works to build connections internationally and to grow audiences for New Zealand films, here and overseas.
The NZFC markets New Zealand’s screen production industry overseas, attracts international screen productions to New Zealand, provides a specialist enquiry service and is the first point of contact for incoming international production.
It helps negotiate co-production treaties, administers the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant and the 5% Uplift, and certifies official co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes.
The NZFC also works to make sure New Zealand screen sector businesses are sustainable and internationally competitive.