Thursday, October 28, 2010

Peter Jackson Says Thanks for Hobbit Resolution

Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh released a statement via Wingnut Films about The Hobbit remaining in New Zealand. He expressed gratitude that everyone was able to work together and reach a solution and the support of the actors, fans and crew who supported the move to keep the film in the country. On a somewhat related note, click here to view a helicopter view of the re-construction of the Hobbiton set in New Zealand. I think the set is mostly done so the footage is probably from a month or so ago.
Filmmakers, Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh stated today “We are grateful to the Government for introducing legislation which shall give everyone in the film industry certainty as to their employment status. This clarification will provide much needed stability and reassurance for film workers as well as investors from within New Zealand and overseas.”

Jackson went on to thank Warner Brothers and New Line Cinema for their continued commitment to New Zealand. “Their respect for the skill and talent of Kiwi crews and performers speaks for itself.”

Finally, Jackson stated, “I feel enormous gratitude to the film technicians, actors and fans who came out in support of making these films in New Zealand. To the thousands of people who took the time to write and let us know they were with us – thank you. It made all the difference.”

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