NZ Film Commission chief executive David Strong has stepped down from his role after less than a year, citing "growing private commitments" that were no longer compatible with the role.
Elizabeth Banks will lead a new medical drama from New Zealand writer and director Christine Jeffs, produced by the Auckland-based GFC Films.
Three projects from Australian filmmaking teams have been selected for the second edition of global film incubator Attagirl, which supports women and non-binary filmmakers.
The University of Canterbury, based in Christchurch, New Zealand, has unveiled plans for a $90 million ($NZ97 million) campus dedicated to training in film production, game development and cross reality.
New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) CEO David Strong has expressed regret that Amazon Studios' untitled 'The Lord of the Rings' series will not return to the country to film season two, but remains confident of attracting other international productions.