Although named Film Auckland Inc, the organisation takes an inclusive, ‘pan-screen industry’ approach, which better reflects today’s filmic landscape. Areas supported by FAI include film, television, digital content and transmedia, as well as new developing technologies.
The screen industry, a major contributor to Auckland’s economy, is a key growth sector identified in the Economic Development Strategy. Production activity alone generates more than $700 million annual gross revenue, and the wider industry injects more than $2 billion into the regional economy. Auckland’s unique and diverse locations, skilled production personnel (crews, actors, directors, writers etc) and modern screen infrastructure make it an attractive destination for international creative industries.
Because of this, it is important to have an independent, industry-run organisation whose purpose is to represent the screen industry for the benefit of all who have an interest in it.
Film Auckland Inc is run by its own advisory board of experienced industry practitioners and prides itself on leading the way in developing, supporting and maintaining the health of the screen industry within Auckland, as well as providing representation and a voice for all sectors of the industry.