Originally posted on Variety:
HONG KONG – The New Zealand Film Commission is to end its role as sales agent with effect from the end of the month.
The NZFC — which is New Zealand’s primary film funding body, not a location attraction outfit as its name might suggest – will no longer represent the shorts or feature films it finances.
Instead films will be guided to find their own sales agents. The transition will be guided by an international sales agent, appointed with effect from April 1.
The shake-up is part of the house cleaning process driven by recently Dave Gibson, a veteran producer installed as chief executive at the beginning of the year.
“For those films for which we are currently the sales agent, we will either look to place the more recent or high-profile titles (either individually or as a package) with other sales agents or, in the case of older…
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