Movie rights to Zirk van den Berg's period novel Half of One Thing have been optioned by independent producer Neil Sonnekus of New Zealand production company Stinkwood Films. The deal was negotiated by Aoife Lennon-Ritchie of the Lennon-Ritchie Agency.
The future of movies in New Zealand are uncertain. Garry Little felt a sense of irony and frustration when the New Zealand-made 3D movie Beyond the Edge hit the cinema screens.
The New Zealand film and television industry is in a bad state as productions are lured overseas by bigger state subsidies, leading Kiwi director Andrew Adamson says.