Auckland Film Studios Opens Two Additional Stages
New Zealand’s Auckland Film Studios has completed the opening of two new sound stages.They are both approximately 2,000 square metres.
The expansion means that Afs, long a work-horse of the New Zealand production industry, now has five stages totalling more than 7,500 square metres.The year-long construction project was made possible by NZ30 million of funding from the New Zealand federal government, with the remaining NZ7.5 million from studio owner Auckland Council.Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown joined the federal Minister for Arts, Culture & Heritage, Carmel Sepuloni, in opening the two new stages at a ceremony on Thursday.Matt Horrocks, manager at location attraction agency Screen Auckland, says the new stages were built to meet the growing demand of the past five years for studio space and quality content.
Recent projects at Afs have included “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” (Amazon Prime) and “Sweet Tooth” (Netflix).Horrocks
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