Jobs, job security and the growth of jobs is critical to all nations. In New Zealand the creative industries broadly speaking (including non-digital sectors) provides:
Close to 40 registered Animation production studios operate in New Zealand, not counting the freelance digital media professionals that support the large contract production sector.
The creative industries is a major part of most modern economies, including movie making, creative arts/dance, broadcasting, mobile apps/games and advertising/marketing though multiple media channels.
It does not stop there, as most students of digital media or animation come to realize. Without 3D modelling architects couldn't represent new buildings, aircraft engineers wouldn't demonstrate the inner workings of an innovative engine design, town planners would spend hours tracing paper-based water supply systems and Apple computer makers (or Steve Jobs when he was alive) would have no way of imagining the new iPad or some product we don't know right now that we can't live without; and that's just 3D modelling, which is only one of the specialized careers in the creative industries.
Bollywood competes against Hollywood blockbusters due to the Indian sophistication of their special effects, the Philippines is the working engine of many out-sourced TV series from Canada, New Zealand or Australian to mention only three countries actively using Filipino labor to get content creation done. Some of the creative industry schools in Manila rival the best in the world, and have done for some time.
In this blog section we will uncover the creative industries, the impacts & innovations and the people making a difference.