The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings are two productions that most New Zealanders have one or two degrees of separation from. The reality is that we have a bustling but small film and television industry and big Hollywood productions are very few and far between.

Even though high profile Weta Workshops is based in Wellington, most of the work in this sector is in Auckland. If can be a highly skilled industry but on saying that, extras or a kitchen assistant on a film set may not require any experience at all.

 Resources for finding work:

Pay Scale

$15.25 – $100/hr

In Summary:

Work can be sporadic and mainly for those with experience…Weta workshops has a free tour which might help appease the need to work for them.