‘Chairman Mao’ in Auckland for film industry talks
“Chairman Mao” will be in Auckland next week to promote a film co-production agreement that China has with New Zealand.
The agreement was signed between New Zealand’s Ministry for Culture and Heritage and China’s Administration for Radio, Film and Television in July.
Chinese actor Wang Yin – known for his role as Mao Zedong – will be part of the delegation arriving on December 7 to help the local film industry better understand the rules, and how to make inroads into the country ranked second for the world’s biggest box-office takings.
Co-production film-makers will be able to access funding and incentives otherwise available only for “national” films, and there would be easier movements of staff and equipment between the countries.