Thursday, October 28, 2010

Well we did it!

The Hobbit will be filmed in New Zealand!

John Key announced last night that there would be a small adjustment to NZ employment law that would clarify the position of independent contractors in the film industry here - separating them clearly from 'employees' and preventing them from challenging that title if they'd been hired as contractors etc. This has effectively calmed whatever 'industrial uncertainties' Warners' felt could potentially affect film production here in the future and an agreement was signed, letting the project go ahead.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/entertainment/4279251/The-Hobbit-gets-NZ-film-shoot

I felt pretty optimistic that it would for a number of reasons including this one:



-j

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