Issue date: 
Thursday, 31 October 2019

Please be advised that the NZSPG Criteria for International Productions dated 1 July 2017 has been updated.

This is a minor technical update which will take effect on 1 December 2019 and will apply to productions commencing Principal Photography, or PDV Activity, in New Zealand on or after this date.

The purpose of the update is to clarify the requirement to register for the NZSPG before commencing work in New Zealand, set out in Clause 26, with a new provision added for applicants to the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant.

You can view the full Criteria online here.

If you are unsure if this update applies to your production, or have any general queries, please contact

Last updated: 
Thursday, 31 October 2019