It's a problem every country with a film industry is grappling with - how to make the most of the global boom in film and television production. The screen industry is worth over $3 billion to the New Zealand economy, and supports about 29,000 jobs. The industry here has continued to grow, managing to attract productions like Amazon's big-budget Lord of the Rings TV series. But how can we continue to snag big international productions in such a competitive global market? And how can local content grow and thrive?
These questions are the focus of the Screen Sector Strategy 2030, which has been tasked with finding a 10-year strategy for the Kiwi screen industry.
Joining Kathryn is Janette Searle, the Project Manager for the Strategy's Facilitation Group, and Jonathan Olsberg, one of the leading international consultants for the global film industry.