Weta Workshop update – Adventures of Tintin and The Hobbit

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The Adventures of Tintin has launched in Europe and there have been loads of reviews and articles in international media – The Daily Mail described it as “Spellbinding”. See the best bits at the Weta website and on Facebook. The Art of The Adventures of Tintin book has also been released alongside the film. The [ Read More ]

The Hobbit film production is to stay in New Zealand

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After days of uncertainty, John Key announced that the two Hobbit films would be produced in New Zealand after all.  This came after 2 days of negotiations with the films producers who flew to New Zealand. Mr Key thought Sir Peter Jackson the film’s Executive Producer, would be a “happy camper” with the result of [ Read More ]

What does the future hold for NZ Actors and film makers?

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NZ Actors and film workers are worried about the future of their jobs, the industry and ultimately their careers after announcement that The Hobbit may not be filmed in NZ and they should be. The Hobbit dispute could mean other big budget films such The Lord of the Rings trilogy are no longer made in [ Read More ]

New project offers aspiring film-makers to get in front of Peter Jackson

New Zealand will be the star of a new project that’s offering aspiring film-makers the chance to get their work in front of director Peter Jackson. Launched in Wellington today, Tourism New Zealand’s 100% Pure New Zealand ‘Your Big Break’ competition will see five budding film-makers direct and produce their own three-minute short films on [ Read More ]

Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro invite to live internet chat

Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro invite you to a live internet chat about The Hobbit. Peter and Guillermo would love to answer your questions and hear your comments about their new adventure into Middle-Earth. Please register now – to make sure you don’t miss out on the Unexpected Party and get regular updates on [ Read More ]