Temporary provisions have been added to the NZSPG Criteria for New Zealand Productions to assist applicants whose productions have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.
These provisions recognise that domestic productions have been disrupted by COVID-19 in a way that significantly affects their relationship to the NZSPG.
These provisions include NZFC and NZSPG Panel discretion around:
- Application deadlines
- Expenditure thresholds
- QNZPE definitions
- Flexibility around market attachment and non-government funding
- Flexibility around distribution and
- The possibility of interim applications
Eligible productions will fall into one of the below categories:
Covid-19 Lockdown Production - meaning a New Zealand Production that had started Principal Photography on or before 21 March 2020, provided the NZPSG Panel is satisfied that Principal Photography was disrupted to a material extent as a direct result of the Covid-19 Lockdown.
Post-Covid-19 Lockdown Production - meaning a New Zealand Production that starts Principal Photography between 14 May 2020 and 31 December 2020.
For full details, you can download a PDF copy of the updated criteria here.
If you are unsure whether these provisions apply to your production, or you have any other queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also please let us know if it would be helpful to hold a NZFC Webinar to talk through the changes and answer questions, please email us email@example.com.