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The Hobbit Will Film In New Zealand

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the hobbit will film in new zealand

According to Prime Minister John Key, The Hobbit will be filmed in New Zealand.

New labor laws will be introduced to Parliament to support the film industry in the region. The New Zealand government will give the film a $15 million tax rebate and offset $10 million of Warner Brothers' marketing costs. In exchange, the studio will promote New Zealand as a film production and tourism destination.

Key added that marketing from the films will be worth ”tens of millions” to New Zealand. This was after an actors union issued a no-work order on the films last month, but talks have been held overnight and the issues have been resolved.

The Prime Minister added:

"It's good to have the uncertainty over, and to have everyone now full steam ahead on this project. I am delighted we have achieved this result." It will safeguard work for thousands and "put New Zealand on the world stage".

Get to it, Mr Jackson!

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5 comments to “The Hobbit Will Film In New Zealand”

  1. 1

    yay thats great news for nz

  2. 2

    YESSSSS New Zealand, New Zealand, New Zealand! Man I love our country :)

  3. 3

    who gives a shit where they film this movie. i hate lord of the rings and you couldn't pay me to visit new zealand.

  4. 4

    and how the hell is a movie going to put new zealand on the map? lmao what a pathetic country!

  5. 5

    New Zealand was never going to lose the hobbit it was just a piece of media hype and money hungry people trying to get more than they deserved