From A meeting has been held today in Wellington between the warring Hobbit movie factions. The minister for economic development, Gerry Brownlee, facilitated the meeting between representatives of the Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA), Actors’ Equity, and Council of Trade Unions. Brownlee said it was a useful and productive discussion. He said the parties have agreed to work together to update the conditions of engagement for performers in the New Zealand screen production industry. The parties believe this process will help to ensure New Zealand remains an attractive screen production environment. Brownlee said no further comment will be made.