Wellywood and Bollywood Unite

The NZ and Indian governments are to negotiate a film co-production agreement, whereby resources will be pooled to benefit filmmakers in both countries. “Films made jointly by New Zealand and Indian producers would qualify as works with national status in both countries, making them eligible for government support and facilitation,” says NZ Finance Minister Michael Cullen. NZ has traditionally been a popular location with Indian filmmakers, but they have stayed away in recent years due to a lack of government incentives compared to other countries.


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New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand Passes Zero Carbon Law

New Zealand has passed a law to reduce its emissions in a bid to become mostly carbon neutral by 2050, Britain’s Independent newspaper reports. The zero-carbon bill aims to tackle climate change…