The New Zealand Advertising Producers Group (NZAPG) was formed by and represents individual TV commercial and content producers. We are a member based group that represents the interests of advertising producers working in marketing communications and advertising in the delivery of audiovisual expertise.


This Thurs 9th April @ 3pm

Zoom invite here 

All members welcome


Kia ora koutou,


As of midnight Wednesday, 25 March, the New Zealand Government has announced the country is now at COVID-19 Alert Level 4. Level 4 means people are instructed to stay at home and only essential services/business will remain open. This is expected to continue for a minimum of 4 weeks.

In response to the New Zealand Government’s COVID-19 alert level directive and advisory, all productions (as non-essential businesses) are now in hiatus. This means there will be no traditional shooting during this period and all production companies are in hiatus.

We can only hope that New Zealand taking early measures will help us be back up and running as soon as possible. We will of course only do this if the Government regulations allow, but we are now fully geared up to operate very safely, with great remote viewing and attendance options.

The NZAPG will continue to meet remotely and will keep circulating any relevant information over this period. It is anticipated that we will liaise further with Government agencies to lift the Hiatus on shoots at the appropriate time.

It’s vital to acknowledge that Production Companies are still open for business. Bidding, treating and project planning can all continue with agencies and clients and we want all our clients to be aware of this.

Please do get in touch with us with any questions, or with your local friendly production company for anything we can do in the meantime – answering questions, creative development, or high-quality cat videos!





NZAPG and NZ Film Commission congratulate the following directors for completion of the inaugural NZAPG Mentorship Programme:

Awanui Simich-Pene    (Mentorship with FINCH)

Anna Duckworth    (Mentorship with Thick as Thieves & Exit Films)

Morgan Albrecht    (Mentorship with Flying Fish)

Asuka Sylvie    (Mentorship with Sweetshop)



Latest on COVID-19


NZ ON AIR Shorts Newsletter 1 April 2020

NZAPG COVID-19 Health and Safety Advice   March 2020

NZAPG COVID-19 Cast and Crew Declaration   March 2020

GOVT Covid-19 Website

COVID-19 Wage Subsidy Information 

Creative New Zealand COVID-19 Response   20 March 2020

Screensafe Message for Production Crew   20 March 2020






NZAPG Lockdown Catch Up - Thurs 9th April @ 3pm - Zoom details here 

The Rebel Fleet Remote Production Workshop - running through the lockdown period


NZAPG Members Virtual Drinks - Watch this space!!





KIA ORA!  A warm welcome to our newest NZAPG Members:‚Äč

  • Andrew McLean

  • Claris Harvey

  • Sam Royal

  • Kristian Eek

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MEMBER PROFILE - Brian Kassler

Brian Kassler is a semi retired producer based in Auckland. Brian started out as a key grip, working on a dozen of New Zealand’s 1980’s feature films. He moved into the 1st AD and production world, before settling in and starting the production company Flying Fish with director Lee Tamahori in 1986.  After 25 years at the helm of Flying Fish he sold his share of the company and now runs a cloud based screen production platform called Showtools. He comes out of...

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