by OneNews — June 4 2020
An influx of foreign film crews will create thousands of jobs for Kiwis and “supercharge” New Zealand’s economy after the Covid-19 pandemic brought production to a halt, a film expert says.
However, the revelation that dozens of crew for the Avatar movie sequels have been granted special permission to enter the country has angered some people who say it proves the rules are inconsistent and unfair.
New Zealand Film Commission Chief Executive Annabelle Sheehan defended their right to be here though.
She told TVNZ 1’s Breakfast this morning that international production would put about in excess of $600 million into the economy each year.
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