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Lights, camera, action for Hobbits

March 19, 2011 at 1:05 pm by Celeborn  - 

The shire is built, the Hobbits have arrived, and production of one of the biggest films ever to be made in New Zealand is set to begin tomorrow.

After a torrid few weeks at the end of last year when a spat between director Sir Peter Jackson and the New Zealand actors’ union threatened to drive the film overseas, filming will now start on The Hobbit – the two-part prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

The stoush last year resulted in Prime Minister John Key announcing that the government would make concessions to filmmakers Warner Bros, including a change to labour laws clarifying the status of film workers as contractors.

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Posted in Hobbit Cast News, Hobbit Movie, Make the Hobbit Happen, The Hobbit on March 19, 2011 by Source: Stuff.co.nz Lights, camera, action for Hobbits | Discuss
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12 responses to “Lights, camera, action for Hobbits”

  1. I can’t wait for the first film to be out! Peter, being Peter has chosen such a wonderful cast who will do the parts justice.

  2. Spiritwind3 says:

    maybe some day they will get started and get others from the first films back as predecessors to their characters .there is so much to work with ,come on already :(:(:(:( ♥♥♥

  3. Will Burton says:

    uber excited, cant wait to see it in the cinema 😀

  4. elfinstone says:

    Sweet as! The unexpected journey is about to begin.

  5. elfinstone says:

    Sweet as! The unexpected journey is about to begin.

  6. Feryl says:

    “The board is set; the pieces are in motion.”

  7. Feryl says:

    “The board is set; the pieces are in motion.”

  8. Anonymous says:

    I love these movies! I can’t wait.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I love these movies! I can’t wait.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I love these movies! I can’t wait.

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