'Hobbit' films to be made in New Zealand

Full story: TwinCities.com 6
Two $500 million "Hobbit" movies will be made in New Zealand as originally planned, Prime Minister John Key said today, after two days of crisis talks with Hollywood studio executives. Full Story
Enough Already

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Oct 27, 2010
1.) Senior executives from Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema won an agreement for a change in labor law and bigger tax breaks.
a.) extra tax break of NZ$20 million ($15 million) for the studios, on top of $45 million already pledged by the government.
b.) A labor law change will be put to Parliament on Thursday
c.) New Zealand will also contribute $7.5 million to help with marketing costs of the two films.

Apparantly the people in New Zealand haven't been paying attention to the news in America were it's a fact that Corporations could give a rats derriree about people or society. It's all about the bottom line.........period!
TooHotTooTrot

Boise, ID

#2 Oct 27, 2010
Take one too many Bitter pills today?
Grey Wolf

New Zealand

#3 Oct 27, 2010
They started here. they can stay here.
Dan Wesson Guy

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Oct 27, 2010
The geeks can start salivating now...
Hobbit

Hudson, WI

#5 Oct 27, 2010
I've been salivating for about 3 years, ever since these movies have been pre-production!

Yes, I am a ringer. The world that JRR Tolkien created is awesome.
Gandalf

South Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 27, 2010
I'm with you. I love the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. Yea, I have obsessive compulsive disorder :-) J.R.R. Tolkien created a wonderful world of fantasy and excitement. I am really excited about the Hobbit production.
Hobbit wrote:
I've been salivating for about 3 years, ever since these movies have been pre-production!
Yes, I am a ringer. The world that JRR Tolkien created is awesome.

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