New Zealand national film body Film New Zealand and local post production outfit Park Road Post Production are joining forces to open an LA-based office.

From 2012 onwards Vicki Jackways, Head of Marketing at Park Road Post Production, will represent the joint operation in the US.

Film New Zealand Chief Executive Gisella Carr says the initiative is part of a wider project by Film New Zealand to improve collaboration between separate parts of the New Zealand industry.

General Manager of Park Road Cameron Harland explained: “We are delighted to be partnering with such a progressive organisation as Film New Zealand and grateful for the support of the industry as a whole. We look forward to delivering real benefit through a more focussed market push into the States.”