This came in today from Onfilm, NZ’s film trade magazine.
“GLOVES OFF: WALSH CHALLENGES ‘LISTENER’ TO STEP INTO LEGAL RING
“According to a report today from the NZPA, ‘Lord of the Rings’ co-writer and co-producer Frances Rosemary Walsh (aka Fran Walsh) had three claims for damages filed in the High Court last Wednesday against the ‘NZ Listener’ and its editor Finlay Macdonald over an article that appeared in the magazine two months ago.
“Walsh claims that the article, written by Auckland freelance journalist Frances Walsh, which criticised the NZ film industry’s lack of financial success, was defamatory and that, by not clearly differentiating journo Walsh from filmmaking Walsh, the magazine “had deliberately attempted to mislead its readers”.
For more info, NZ Ringers can watch tonight’s TV news or read your newspaper of choice tomorrow – they’ll be all over it, you betcha…