New Zealand Caves

The New Zealand government agreed to a deal “under which they will contribute special financing and introduce labor legislation” to discourage Warner Brothers and Peter Jackson from taking the production of the two movies adapted from J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit out of the country. According to the New York Times, the agreement came “after a week in which thousands of New Zealand film workers had taken to the streets in a push to save The Hobbit–and much of New Zealand’s film industry with it–while others questioned whether its politicians had gone too far in kowtowing to Hollywood.”


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