The NZ Dominion has reported that LOTR Producer Tim Sanders has quit the production. In a statement Sanders claimed that it was his decision to leave. In another statement Barry Osborne, another producer on the project commented.

“Tim’s been involved with this project since the very early days and done a wonderful job. He’s a great guy, he’s done a great job. But I’ve been here for quite a long time. This project has been a complicated one and he’s done well to get this thing up and off the ground.”

It was stressed that monetary concerns was not the reason Sanders left.