This application form can be used for either nal approval of a production as an ofcial co-production or provisional certication
of a production as a New Zealand lm for tax purposes. If you are applying for certication as a New Zealand lm, then you do
not need to complete the parts of this application form which relate to the foreign co-producer.
This application form comprises seven sections:
Section 1 – Applicant/Co-Producers Information
Section 2 – Production Information
Section 3 – Final Cost
Section 4 – Financing
Section 5 – Personnel
Section 6 – Statutory Declaration
Section 7 – List of Required Documents
APPLICATION FOR FINAL CERTIFICATE:
CO-PRODUCTION OR CERTIFICATION
SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION
Please send one electronic copy of your application, including all relevant attachments, to: co-productions@nzlm.co.nz
CONFIDENTIALITY
Information that you supply to the NZFC may be provided to the staff and Board of the NZFC, the IRD, and independent
consultants where necessary during the approval process.
The NZFC will use reasonable efforts to maintain the condentiality of the information provided by you. However, the NZFC
is subject to various disclosure requirements, for example under the Ofcial Information Act 1982, and shall not be liable for
any disclosure it believes (acting reasonably) it is required to make.
Notwithstanding this, you acknowledge that the NZFC may publicly disclose the following information without reference to
you: the name of the applicant and the production, the relevant co-production agreement or treaty, and the relevant co-
production percentages.
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Section 1: Applicant/Co-producers Information
Full name of applicant company:
(registered name)
Company registration number:
Registered ofce address:
Name of Individual Producer:
Contact details:
For co-productions, the applicant must be the New Zealand producer.
Names of applicant company
directors
Nationality Country of permanent residence
Names of applicant company
shareholders
Nationality Country of permanent residence
Full name of co-production company:
(registered name)
Name of Individual Producer:
Contact details:
For co-productions, please provide details of the foreign country co-producer:
Names of co-production company
directors
Nationality Country of permanent residence
Names of co-production company
shareholders
Nationality Country of permanent residence
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Section 2: Production Information
Title of production:
Format of production:
Co-production Percentages
New Zealand nancing percentage: %
Co-Producer nancing percentage: %
Synopsis of Production:
If the production is a series, please supply
a synopsis of each episode. Continue on a
separate sheet if necessary.
Duration of Production:
Total running time (in minutes):
Start date Finish date Location country
Pre-production
Principal photography/production
animation
Post-production
Was any location outside the co-
production countries (or New Zealand,
if this application is for certication as
a New Zealand lm)? If so, specify why:
What date was the production
completed (being the date it was rst
ready to be shown to the general
public)?
Ownership/Chain of Title
Please provide details of the actual chain of rights from the owner of the underlying rights through to the nal
owner/s of the copyright in the production:
Name Description
Nationality/Permanent
residence
Document by which rights
obtained
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Section 3: Final Cost
Amount in NZD
Percentage of total
budget
What was the total nal cost of the production?
NZ$ 100%
What is the amount spent on New Zealand elements?
NZ$ %
What is the amount spent on the co-production country’s elements?
NZ$ %
What is the amount spent on third country (non-co-production country)
elements?
NZ$ %
The percentage spent on New Zealand elements (dened below) must be reasonably similar to the percentage of nancing
raised by the New Zealand co-producer.
Expenditures on New Zealand elements includes:
New Zealand cast and crew fees and related expenses (per diems, travel and accommodation) whether they are in New
Zealand or not;
New Zealand facilities and equipment costs;
A proportion of the insurance costs, completion guarantee fee and other general expenses;
Legal costs incurred by the New Zealand co-producer; and
The cost of any third country goods or services incurred by the New Zealand co-producer.
Note: Expenditure on New Zealand elements for the purposes of a co-production is unlikely to be the same as qualifying
New Zealand production expenditure for the purposes of SPG. For example; costs relating to the services of New Zealanders
performed overseas during pre-production do not count as New Zealand production expenditure for the purposes of SPG but
do count as New Zealand expenditure for the purpose of co-production.
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Section 4: Financing
Financing provided or raised by the New Zealand co-producer:
Name of nancier
Country of residence of
nancier
Type of nance (e.g. loan, equity,
distribution advance)
Amount
NZ$
NZ$
NZ$
NZ$
NZ$
Total:
NZ$
New Zealand co-producers contribution as a percentage of the total nal cost:
%
For Co-Productions - Financing provided or raised by the foreign co-producer:
Name of nancier
Country of residence of
nancier
Type of nance (e.g. loan, equity,
distribution advance)
Amount
NZ$
NZ$
NZ$
NZ$
NZ$
Total:
NZ$
Foreign co-producers contribution as a percentage of the total nal cost:
%
Note: The sum of both totals should equal the total nal cost specied in section 3.
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Section 5: Personnel
All personnel involved in the production must be citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand or the co-producing
country. For permitted exceptions to this rule please contact the NZFC.
Feature lms and TV drama
(15 points)
Name New Zealand points
Foreign
co-producing
country points
Third part country
points
Compulsory Points (10 points)
Writer (2 points)
Director (2 points)
DOP (1 point)
Editor/Picture Editor (1 point)
Cast - 4 principal roles
(4 points)
Discretionary points (select 5 of the below)
Composer (1 point)
Costume Designer (1 point)
Production Designer (1
point)
Script Editor (1 point)
Sound Designer (1 point)
Underlying work (1 point)
VFX Supervisor (1 point)
Other senior key role
specic to the lm such
as choreographer, special
make-up design etc.(1 point)
Name of role:
Total: 15 points
Percentage of each country’s contribution
% % %
Attach a complete cast and crew list, specify nationality.
An individual cannot be treated as two nationalities in one application.
You may not score half-points without the approval of the NZFC.
The percentage of creative contribution of New Zealanders must be reasonably similar to the percentage of nancing provided
or raised by the New Zealander co-producer.
Please complete the relevant points test below (Feature lms and TV dramas, Documentaries or Animation):
Documentary (10 points) Name New Zealand
Foreign co-producing
country
Third party
country
Compulsory Points (6 points)
Writer (2 points)
Director (2 points)
DOP (1 point)
Editor/Picture Editor (1 point)
Animation (13 points) Name New Zealand
Foreign co-producing
country
Third party
country
Compulsory Points (9 points)
Writer (2 points)
Director/Animation Director (2
points)
Key Animator (1 point)
Storyboard Artist (1 point)
Voices - 3 principal roles (3 points)
Discretionary points (select 4 of the below)
Editor/Picture Editor (1 point)
Key Background Artist (1 point)
Composer (1 point)
Sound Designer (1 point)
Underlying Work (1 point)
Key Model Designer(1 point)
Voice/Actors Director(1 point)
Other senior key role specic
to the lm such as 3D modeller,
digital compositor, previs
animator etc. (1 point)
Name of role:
Total: 13 points
Percentage of each country’s
contribution
% % %
Discretionary points (select 4 of the below)
Composer (1 point)
Researcher (1 point)
Narrator (1 point)
Sound Designer, Recordist,
Sound Editor or Mixer (1 point)
Underlying work/subject matter
(1 point)
Other senior key role specic
to the lm such as underwater
DOP, art director, VFX supervisor
etc. (1 point)
Name of role:
Total: 10 points
Percentage of each country’s contribution
% % %
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Section 6: Statutory Declaration
This applicant must complete the Statutory Declaration below to accompany this application certifying that the content of the
application is true and correct. This should be completed by an ofcer of the applicant or a person authorised by the applicant in
writing to do so.
I,
(1)
,of
(2)
do solemnly and sincerely declare on behalf of
(3)
that the information contained in the application for Final Co-production Certicate [or a Final Certication], and the documents
attached to it, are correct and true in every particular and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be
true and by virtue of the New Zealand Oaths and Declarations Act 1957.
(4)
Declared at
This day of
Before me,
(5)
(6)
1. Here insert name of person making the declaration. This person should be authorised to make the declaration on behalf of the
applicant company.
2. Here insert address and ofce held in the applicant company of person making the declaration.
3. Name of applicant.
4. Signature of person making the declaration.
5. Signature of person before whom the declaration is made.
6. Here insert name and title of person whom the declaration is made. (This must be a ‘prescribed person’ - Barrister and Solicitor
of the High Court of New Zealand, Justice of the Peace, Notary Public, Member of Parliament, Registrar of the District Court)
Section 7: List of required documents
Attached N/A
1.
Certicate of Incorporation of applicant
2.
Co-production Agreement (signed)
3.
Copies of all chain title documentation (from the acquisition of the underlying
rights to the co-production agreement)
4.
Full list of cast and crew specifying nationality and permanent residence
5.
Post-production script
6.
Final Cost report - for Co-productions, please categorise expenditure as New
Zealand expenditure, co-production country expenditure and third country
expenditure
7.
If the production has not yet been released to the public in New Zealand, a streaming
or download link (N.B. we are unable to receive Blu-rays or DVDs).
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