NZ screen industry had $3.2B revenue in 2015

A scene from Deathgasm, a 2015 New Zealand film screened at multiple international film festivals
A scene from Deathgasm, a 2015 New Zealand film screened at multiple international film festivals

New Zealand's screen industry raked in more than $3.2 billion dollars last year.

The latest numbers from Statistics New Zealand show film production in Wellington fell, but television production in Auckland rose $150 million on 2014.

Total revenue from business in the capital dropped 15 percent in 2015 to $586 million, reflecting the 55 percent decline in film production revenue in Wellington region.

The industry was dominated by the Auckland and Wellington regions, with the rest of the country contributing to only 4 percent of the takings.

Revenue was particularly strong from producing commercials last year, bringing in more than half a billion dollars compared to $160 million in 2014.

There was strong growth in business from Asian countries and Australia, while revenue from North America fell.

Overall, the country's screen industry had a total revenue of $3.22 billion in 2015, up $66 million from 2014.

Newshub.

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