Get easy access to local cast and crew, and up-to-date guidance on visas and other employment paperwork.

Local cast and crews

Our local film crews frequently work under individual contracts on a project basis. Many are non-unionised, self-employed and/or independent contractors. However, on long-term productions they may be treated as employees. 
Talk to us about employing a local film crew.

International cast and crews

All your international film crew members will need working visas in New Zealand, unless they’re an Australian permanent resident or citizen. Your New Zealand line producer or production support person can help you manage employment and immigration obligations.
Find out more about working visas.

Tourist visas and visa waivers

You can undertake location scouting, business visits or feasibility studies on a tourist visa or, where applicable, under a visa waiver agreement. New Zealand has agreements established with many countries for stays of up to three months.
Find out more


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