Wed, 27 Oct 2010 7:20p.m.
An agreement has been reached between the Government and Warner Brothers that will keep The Hobbit in New Zealand.
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3/11/2010 6:43:36 p.m.
Have Actors Equity and MEAA been boycotting other TV/movies currently in production in NZ? Have they told actors to not accept work for the same reasons as The Hobbit? Would be good to know because if it's such a pressing issue for them other productions must be affected. Right?
If The Hobbit's the only production they've been targeting, hmm...
29/10/2010 12:26:29 p.m.
Warren Matthews wrote:
28 Oct 2010 8:12p.m. Its true there is nothing less common than common sense. There is no money because of a financial crises caused by Bankers and Financial Institutions on the back of a Fiat manipulable money system. What is your beloved PM? A Banker, or through yours and others rose tinted and polarised glasses, a saviour? If you really wanted all that money you would have supported those getting it, being given more of it why? Because they are good at what they do, they earned the right to partake in the profits, not given the dregs. And when your beloved WB leaves I guarantee you on the basis of how investments work they will be leaving with more than 500 million in their back pockets.
29/10/2010 11:30:16 a.m.
John Key has once again demonstrated what a great leader he is,probably the best we have ever had.He has to save the unions from themselves.
28/10/2010 10:34:49 p.m.
Just the latest example of our spineless smiling PM at work. At the moment, his approach is still a novelty to the majority of kiwis, but there will come a day when people will get tired of having a PM that doesn't take a principled stand for or against anything. He rolled over, just like the American multi-nationals knew he would.
28/10/2010 8:12:05 p.m.
common sense wrote:
Quiet laughable the lack of common sense shown by some clueless comments being made. The fools who like to knock Key for being successful, I pity you for not being smart enough to realise how good this is for the country. So simple... movie+tax breaks= jobs+promotion of NZ+future projects etc,etc no movie= no jobs+no promo of NZ,hamstrung movie industry... by the way some of the idiots here are reacting, anyone would think we were paying warners to come here and JK was getting an under the table cash bonus for getting it done. When will people wake up and realise there is no money tree to pay Teachers, health workers, police etc and without jobs(2000 above average paid on the Hobbit), we have more dole payments. Think about it!!!!!!!!
28/10/2010 5:58:28 p.m.
The only decent thing this rich dick whose hobby is being our prime minister,has done.He has generally screwed all the lower earners over.
28/10/2010 5:32:22 p.m.
28/10/2010 8:17:24 a.m.
Rob, educate yourself. The film had already begun production, the sets were being made, millions had already been spent in NZ, until the actors unions spoke up this movie was IN production, being made. Warners have got very little out of this deal, we on the other hand have scored a major tourism deal to go with every DVD. While Warners who you claim wanted money turned down offers that were well over $100 million for one just over $60 million. Some of you people really are idiots.
28/10/2010 7:33:51 a.m.
If the unions had not caused this mess there would have been no reason for the PM to get involved.The bottom line is the actors jobs are saved and they get to earn wages on the two movies being made here in NZ.As for Helen Kelly well enough said no matter what she says about the deal he did not almost cost her members there jobs.
28/10/2010 7:00:07 a.m.
I cannot believe how many whingers there are here complaining. This is great, the jobs, the boost to our tourism. This country needs this type of exposure. Great news that it stays.
john millan, your a complete moron.
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