The NZ film industry, post-Hobbit
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 7:00p.m.
Today plans for The Hobbit premiere in Wellington were revealed and soon New Zealand will once again transform into Middle-earth.
But what, if anything, will be following the film trilogy? What will keep the New Zealand film industry, estimated to be worth hundreds of millions to our economy each year, going?
Prime Minister John Key has just returned from a trip to Hollywood where he sat down with all the studios and asked what it will take to lure them here.
Reporter Dan Parker went with him.
Watch the video to see his report.
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17/10/2012 4:50:19 p.m.
Hate to say it but it's awfully hard to complain about there being no jobs when you're sitting on 3news.co.nz rather than you know... job hunting?
13/10/2012 10:32:12 p.m.
what NZ film industry? .
9/10/2012 12:45:33 p.m.
i was lucky enough to secure a wellington driving job with the hobbit transporting equipment all over nz. Our first job to matamata required a fleet of over 30 trucks and vans to travel from wellington to matamata. The flow on was something like this...over 30 drivers on the day; all transport were hired for months; film crews comprising of specialist riggers, gaffers, and the like; petrol stations to refuel, vans and buses to transport drivers and crew on/off and around various film sites, hotels and motels for everyone, hired caravans, marquees, food bought in to sets, food cooked on site; hire mobile cranes and drivers; hired portaloos and staff to clean them; rental for film sites and the flow-on flows on. I was paid good money and was well looked after. Thankyou Peter Jackson for the opportunity to earn some decent money.
9/10/2012 12:17:30 p.m.
Real Earth calling John.......there are no jobs down here and the little children are all hungry
9/10/2012 9:54:53 a.m.
How many of the low income earners will this feed?
8/10/2012 9:26:26 p.m.
Looking forward to your upcoming feature.
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