Unions and actors guilds will no longer have the right to object to a visa application for entertainment industry workers who wish to come here, under big changes announced by the Immigration Minister.

Jonathan Coleman says the 20-year-old policy has been changed to be more simple for workers here for 14 days or less on an international co-production.

For those here for longer periods, such as during the making of feature films, more trust is put in employers who have a track record of bringing in workers.

Performers here for music, arts or cultural festivals can come into the country on a visitor visa.