News

  • 9 Sep 2020 12:54 | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

    The 36th America's Cup begins in Auckland this December and runs through to March 2021. Hosting an event of this scale is a fantastic opportunity for Auckland, but it is important to understand how the events may impact on the availability of locations for filming activity and infrastructure.

    Click here for more detailed information from ATEED and Screen Auckland.

  • 7 Sep 2020 14:45 | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

    'Greening the Screen' should be an ongoing focus for all of us. The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) is open now, closing 30th September, for applications requesting grants between $250 and $50,000.

    Funding workshops can be made available upon request should any organisations or communities within Auckland have interest in receiving in-depth information on the application and assessment process. Support and guidance is also available to applicants and grant recipients by phone, email, Skype and face-to-face engagement should it be required.

    Further information and guidelines for the WMIF can be found on the Auckland Council website here or email aucklandwastefund@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

  • 12 Aug 2020 09:59 | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

    Due to Auckland returning to lock-down level 3, we have postponed tonights Election Forum 2020 event until further notice.

    We hope everyone in Auckland stays home and stays safe so we can stop the spread.

  • 30 Jul 2020 12:56 | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

    This year, the NZIFF have curated a special programme of more than 80 feature length films and short film collections for streaming on your television, computer, handheld device or home cinema setup.

    Online films are available as Online Rentals, viewed within 48 hours of purchase, or Online Premieres, viewed at a set date and time and including special Filmmaker Extras and selected live post-film Q&As.

    You can read the clear instructions how to go about this here


  • 24 Jul 2020 11:16 | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

    Local boards decide on how parks can be utilised, including film permitting parameters. Therefore, it’s important we give feedback when opportunities like this arise, so the Council can hear our perspective.

    Click here to have your say


  • 17 Jul 2020 10:52 | Amber Wakefield (Administrator)

    New Zealand’s screen sector is set to take another leap forward with the opening of X3 Studios, the country’s newest large studio complex.

    Situated only 30 minutes’ drive south of Auckland’s city centre, X3 Studios are the most flexible turnkey studios in New Zealand and have been specifically designed for large scale ‘build the world’ productions. The studio complex comprises more than 11,725m2 (126,200 sq/ft) of clear span high-stud studio and flexible production space offering multiple configurations of up to four studios, including the X3 Mega Stage - the largest clear span mega stage in the Southern Hemisphere.

    X3 Studios was developed by Xytech Studio Management Co, part of the Kiwi-owned technology company Xytech Group.

    Xytech’s owner, Stephen Pryor, says the new studio complex is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to the local screen sector: “New Zealand is internationally renowned as a production location - we have terrific screen production incentives that make us an attractive destination for international studios, not to mention some of the best crews and views in the world. However, as the country has become a more popular destination for large scale film and television projects, we’ve almost become a victim of our own success and the lack of local studio infrastructure has been a hindrance to increasing New Zealand’s capacity as a screen production location. Xytech is thrilled that our investment in X3 Studios will contribute the growing health of our local screen sector by attracting more of those big international productions, creating hundreds of local jobs, and, in turn, giving a boost to the New Zealand economy.”

    X3 Studios are located on a secure, 2.4 hectare site with easy access to coastal, forest and rural scenic wilderness. Xytech Studio Management Co. expects the first production on-site in coming months and is now accepting inquiries from interested parties: www.x3studios.co.nz

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