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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Jacinda Ardern is Pacific Person of the Year

Jacinda Ardern is Pacific Person of the Year

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is Fiji-based publication, Islands Business 2019 Pacific Person of the Year, the second person of non-Pacific heritage to ever be awarded the title. “Just over two…