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Majority back Hobbit movie deal, but don’t want a repeat

November 22, 2010 at 3:53 pm by Calisuri  - 

A majority of New Zealanders support the deal the Government did with Warner Bros to keep Hobbit film production in New Zealand. However, a majority don’t want a similar deal done again.

A new nationwide HorizonPoll finds 56.4% support for the agreement the Government made with United States film studio Warner Bros. Only 18.8% disapprove of the deal, under which the company received additional tax write-offs for large-budget films of about $15 million, and another $13 million for marketing. Warner Bros agreed to include material in DVDs to film audiences promoting New Zealand.

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Posted in Hobbit Movie, Locations Sets, Make the Hobbit Happen on November 22, 2010 by
Source: Scoop.co.nz