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NEW ZEALAND TO REMAIN STAND-IN FOR MIDDLE EARTH

October 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that no doubt touched off sighs of relief throughout his country, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said today (Thursday in New Zealand) that he had reached an agreement with Warner Bros. executives “that will enable the two Hobbit movies to be directed by Sir Peter Jackson to be made in New […]

HOBBIT STILL HOMELESS

October 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After meeting with ten Warner Bros. executives who had flown to New Zealand to participate in crisis talks over the filming of The Hobbit in that country, Prime Minister John Key told reporters that, while the talks were “constructive,” chances of the production remaining in New Zealand were no greater than 50-50. Although Key had […]

NEW ZEALAND P.M. OFFERS TO HELP SETTLE HOBBIT DISPUTE

October 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The prime minister of New Zealand has offered to play “a facilitation role” between Peter Jackson and an Australian actors union in order to prevent the production of the planned Lord of the Rings prequel, The Hobbit, from leaving the country. In a television interview, the prime minister, John Key, said, “If you can’t make […]