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Peter Jackson leads NZ film biz to new heights

November 6, 2005 at 7:21 pm by xoanon  - 

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – When Peter Jackson unveiled the first “Lord of the Rings” movie in 2001, it ushered in a torrent of attention on New Zealand and its film industry, kicking it into high gear and showing that the country was a viable place for Hollywood to make its movies. Four years later, with Jackson’s “King Kong” just more than a month away, the director’s shadow still looms large over the film industry in the remote country of 4.1 million people. “He’s important because of the films he makes himself, he’s hugely important because of the infrastructure he’s developed to enable him to make the films himself,” New Zealand Film Commission chief executive Ruth Harley said at the annual American Film Market in Santa Monica. [More]

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