Bay of Plenty Regional Film Office
Priority One supported an initiative by Bay of Plenty Film to establish a regional film office in the Western Bay of Plenty sub-region. The creative sector is a leading contributor to the future economic growth and international competitiveness of New Zealand and the screen production industry is a key segment of that sector.
According to Statistics New Zealand, screen industry revenue in New Zealand was worth $3.1 billion in 2013. In 2016, New Zealand lost around $100 million worth of productions due to the lack of studio space. This represents a significant untapped economic growth opportunity for the Western Bay sub-region in the attraction of international investment.