Journalist un-banned from Hobbit
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 8:43a.m.
A Radio New Zealand journalist who was told she couldn't attend next week's premiere of The Hobbit has had her ban reversed.
Cushla Norman had her accreditation for the event revoked yesterday, told via email she had filed too many negative stories about the film.
Distributor Roadshow, which issued the ban, told Radio New Zealand it could send someone else, but they refused.
This morning however, a representative from Sir Peter Jackson's Wingnut Films rang Radio NZ to tell Ms Norman she could report from the red carpet after all.
Wingnut said her accreditation should not have been revoked, and that the company does not have a media blacklist.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has its premiere in Wellington on Wednesday next week.
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22/11/2012 8:56:23 p.m.
To be honest I think it would be fair to ban her. She wrote an extremely biased piece based on the slanderous accusations of an EX-employee, and the SPCA (Who, unlike PETA actually focus on more than sexist advertising) have said that absolutely no evidence of mistreatment has been found.
She should have said "PETA and EX-Employee have made dubious allegations about animal treatment on the set of the Hobbit which has been rebuked by the findings of the SPCA" and not what she did write which was basically sensationalist bulldust. I don't know why anyone would WANT a journalist who essentially reports made up stories to come to your movie premiere.
22/11/2012 10:30:55 a.m.
whoop dee do. who cares. Never seen the ring movies and I won't see the hobbit ones either. I just think we are getting saturated with the hobbit stuff, but then again Wellington is a boring place and a movie premier is probably a big thing there, as is a calm sunny day, ha ha.
22/11/2012 9:06:49 a.m.
Seann Paurini wrote:
Surprise surprise, the NZ tax payer funders of Peter Jackson and John Key's good friends at Warner Brothers will be upset about this. They ordered it.
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