Screen Industry - Post-production revenue by post-production activity 2012–2015

Stats NZ


Businesses may be contractors as well as screen production companies, and may work on multiple activities within the screen industry. The numbers of businesses, which include only those with revenue in this sector, are randomly rounded to base 3. Due to rounding, some figures may not sum to stated totals.


Production: All work leading up to and including filming. This includes development, pre-production, and principal photography.
Post-Production: All activities involved in putting together scenes to make a production complete; for example editing, duplication, visual effects, and audio.
Broadcasting: The distribution of works through media such as television or the internet.
Distribution: The process of delivering the completed work for display to the public market. This includes marketing the work.
Exhibition: The display of a completed work to the public at pre-set locations, such as cinemas or museum displays.

Producing activity: Business activity on a work for which the business has end-to-end responsibility. This does not preclude the business contracting aspects of the overall production to other businesses.
Contracting activity: Activity that contributes to a work for which another business has production responsibility. This includes the contracted supply of services related to any aspect of production or post-production activity. It also includes the contracted supply of industry-specific equipment or facilities. A business may undertake both contracting and producing activities in a single year.

Funding and financing: Direct investment made by government and private organisations that specifically targets a single project or series of projects, to aid with costs and to enable production. This includes production investment provided to businesses.

Gross revenue: The measure of total turnover for a particular variable. It measures all transactions and money flows, including internal transactions. We measure the screen industry using turnover, rather than net revenue earned by the industry.

Value added: Income formed during the production process. It is considered to be a more reliable measure of the screen industry as it subtracts expenditure, which can correct some double-counting.

Data calculation/treatment

Published dollar values exclude GST

Limitations of the data

This survey does not account for the relationships between businesses in the industry. In an industry with many contracting and sub-contracting relationships there is a high likelihood of double counting in the totals.
As the Screen Industry Survey is a census rather than a sample survey, the data is not subject to sample variability, and there is no sample error. However, other inaccuracies, such as non-sampling errors, may affect the data.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Screen Industry: National Tables 2014/15

How to find the data

This release of the survey is no longer available at its original URL.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Screen Industry: National Tables 2014/15

From the dataset Screen Industry: National Tables 2014/15, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 11
  • Range: D11:K33
  • Provided: 144 data points

Dataset originally released on:

April 13, 2016

About this dataset

The Screen Industry Survey measures the size and shape of the New Zealand screen industry, and the range of activities involved in it. The survey is a census of all businesses and individuals within the target population, which is defined as all economically significant New Zealand businesses involved in any screen industry activity. The activities include film and television production, post-production services, motion picture distribution, film exhibition, and television broadcasting.

Purpose of collection

The purpose of the survey is to construct a set of comprehensive, official statistics on the New Zealand screen industry. The data collected will assist the development of government funding and legislation, and enable policy implementation to be monitored over time. The data also enables industry bodies, such as Film New Zealand, to promote the New Zealand screen industry to international markets.

Method of collection/Data provider

The survey is run annually and is posted out in August to approximately 3200 respondents.