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Government Bends Knee To Multinational Film Makers Over The Hobbit

Government Bends Knee To Multinational Film Makers Over The Hobbit

The National Government has gone on bended knee to Warner Brothers to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand - and succeeded.

Trouble In Hobbit Land - Why I Back Actor's Equity

Trouble In Hobbit Land - Why I Back Actor's Equity

Trouble continues to build in Hobbit Land. For the past week, Actor's Equity have been pushing Sir Peter Jackson to share the spoils of The Hobbit movies with them.

Australian Union Should Abide By The Law In NZ Film Row

Australian Union Should Abide By The Law In NZ Film Row

"The industrial campaign targeting the production of the New Zealand film 'The Hobbit', being waged by the Australian Union, the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance is threatening thousands of Australian and New Zealand film industry jobs," Senator Abetz said today.

Cause Of Hobbit Studio Fire Under Investigation

Cause Of Hobbit Studio Fire Under Investigation

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - Fire investigators will today sift through the rubble of a Wellington miniatures studio engulfed by a major fire yesterday, which may have caused another set-back for the troubled movie The Hobbit.

Peter Jackson Speaks On Actor Boycott Of "The Hobbit"

Peter Jackson Speaks On Actor Boycott Of "The Hobbit"

An Australian trade union, the MEAA, has generated a world wide actor boycott on The Hobbit, to bolster their demand that producers on the film enter into collective bargaining with the NZ Equity/MEAA.

Legal Advice To Actors Says Law Is No Problem

Legal Advice To Actors Says Law Is No Problem

NZ Actors' Equity has reviewed a media statement from the Office of the Hon Christopher Finlayson released this evening.

Cameron Says He Advised Del Toro Against Hobbit

Cameron Says He Advised Del Toro Against Hobbit

Wellington - Canadian movie director James Cameron advised Guillermo del Toro not to direct The Hobbit because of New Zealand producer Sir Peter Jackson's strong links to the franchise.

Bollywood May Bolster Thin Patch In 'Wellywood'

Bollywood May Bolster Thin Patch In 'Wellywood'

By Kent Atkinson of NZPA

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Today's loss of Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro as director of The Hobbit has drawn attention to the possibility that Wellington's film industry may be overtaken by Auckland.

Hobbit Continues As Del Toro Says Adios

Hobbit Continues As Del Toro Says Adios

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Film maker Sir Peter Jackson says studio executives backing the planned two film series of The Hobbit will help him sort out a new director for the movie, in the wake of the departure of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.

Del Toro Leaves The Hobbit Movies

Del Toro Leaves The Hobbit Movies

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Hollywood director Guillermo Del Toro has quit the double Hobbit movies planned to be filmed in Wellington, based on J R R Tolkien's The Hobbit.