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Film Issues For Election Forum

MEDIA RELEASE June 12, 2008

Film Issues For Election Forum

Film Auckland Election Year Special July 9, 6.30pm AUT Conference Centre

This year's Film Auckland Summit will explore industry issues with representatives from parliamentary political parties.

Judith Tizard (Labour), Chris Finlayson (National), Dail Jones (NZ First), and Jim Anderton (Progressive) will present and discuss their policies affecting film production in New Zealand, with specific focus on Auckland.

The parties have been invited to announce any new policies affecting film production at this summit.

The film production industry is looking for the parties' views on matters such as the Large Budget Screen Production Grant, the rebate measures announced in the Budget, the role and function of the NZ Film Commission and the need for more studio space in Auckland. Film Auckland is inviting the industry to submit questions to be put to the politicians by the moderator.

Film Auckland thanks AUT for the venue and technical facilities.

MEDIA are invited to attend and cover this event. Please contact suemay@xtra.co.nz ph 0274 739 318 for media passes.

Film Auckland markets Auckland as a filming location to international film and television producers, providing contact with local facilities, services and personnel, as well as facilitating liaison with relevant local body and government organizations and developing industry infrastructure. Established and governed by a board of film industry practitioners, Film Auckland is operated by executive manager Michael Brook.

Film Auckland is sponsored by: Auckland City Council, Atlab, Waitakere Enterprise, Ernst & Young, Heletranz/Tony Monk Films, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts, Pieter Holl & associates, Onfilm/The Databook, Sony, The Hilton, Digipost, Panavision.

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