'Hobbit' films to be made in New Zealand

Full story: TwinCities.com

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.

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Enough Already

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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

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

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

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Oct 27, 2010
 

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The geeks can start salivating now...
Hobbit

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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

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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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