Key lobbied for rebate improvement
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 8:39a.m.
The possibility of altering a rebate scheme for filmmakers to keep pace with the rise in the New Zealand dollar was discussed when Prime Minister John Key was in Los Angeles last week, according to film director James Cameron.
The maker of movie blockbusters hosted Mr Key when he visited Hollywood last week.
Mr Cameron told Q+A today that the possibility of altering a rebate scheme available to movie makers to keep pace with changes in the New Zealand dollar was raised as an issue with Mr Key.
"It was even suggested by Sir Peter Jackson in a pre-taped message to the group," Mr Cameron said.
Commentators have said that the strong New Zealand dollar is a problem for the country's film industry because foreign movie-makers have less purchasing power when they come to New Zealand.
In New Zealand, 15 percent of locally incurred costs can be claimed back in tax under the Large Budget Screen Production Grant.
Mr Cameron said the issue of increasing the amount of stage space in New Zealand was also discussed.
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8/10/2012 12:00:17 a.m.
When a country is run with a deceitful self oppinionated liar we are all doomed! After his fall next election JK will be sat in US laughing at us all trying to stick the broken peices back together.
7/10/2012 11:40:42 p.m.
Kim Dotcom tweeted: "I have the utmost respect for Jim Cameron. He's a genius & ahead of his time. I'm sad about his opinion on Mega. We complied with the law". It is sad, and some know the Prime Minister doesn't support his constituents. This is probably what could be called mind-poisoning from perfidiousness. It seems to be counterploy to Steve Wozniak's support, at the Country's expense
7/10/2012 9:10:36 p.m.
@ S - It's more positive for Hollywood who has more money than poor NZ. So why give more?
7/10/2012 9:10:04 p.m.
this prime minister is making millions from the high kiwi dollar he made is money in currency trading , these people are making a killing from our dollar , and thats why key will not do something about the dollar . it is as simple as that .
7/10/2012 8:53:54 p.m.
@ s how can you say all good when you haven't even seen a deal on paper or know any details ? is that how you do business ? that being the national party way is it any wonder were are in economi ruin just paying for keys play boy lifestyle at our expence has sent us broke . prediction keys out on his arse in 2014 hes all ready behind in the polls . no offense but i had to call that one .
7/10/2012 8:48:30 p.m.
next he will be flying the us flag over parliament , and bringing those crazy us gun laws and no public health care in to nz you know just to make them feel at home . you get left to die in the usa with out medical insurance , then they turn you down the insurer . hay why not john when the pm fats it plays Dixie.
7/10/2012 8:43:33 p.m.
i am not paying these super rich greedy creeps one penny of my tax dollars get noted that money is needed here .what a jerk he thinks you are stupid nz .the charactor of these people is suspect also i can name one for a start caught up in a plagiarism case and lost .what about james camron in the us he is all behind the democrats but he likes our right wing prime minister i wonder why . its not even somthing i think the pm should be doing at all he still carries on like a European bankster. did you know mr key has spent more in 4 years on overseas travel then clerk did in 9 years , all he did was critisize her for to much overseas travel on the tax payer . sic man just sic and its making the country sic .its time labour got a leader with balls like the other David cunliffe the rotten old Tory party is worse then ever .
7/10/2012 8:31:18 p.m.
I wonder if Fonterra, Fisher & Paykel or any other exporters are getting rebates due to our high dollar? Especially as these are predominantly NZ owned!It's a slippery slope...
7/10/2012 8:27:33 p.m.
Where John Key is concerned, New Zealand legislation is always for sale to the highest bidder.
Hollywood are also demanding more subsidies for television programmes shot here as well.
Since we dont have money to give away to our own, it will be interesting to see if Key increases the subsidies for his hollywood bosses.
7/10/2012 8:23:08 p.m.
All positive, and it works both ways in these tough economic times, especially if you have competition vying the same business.
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