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NZ Actors Equity, SPADA, and Council of trade unions meet in Wellington

Hobbitonmayor
The Shire

Oct 14 2010, 1:55am

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Hello everyone

This link states that a meeting took place between the CTU, SPADA, and NZ actors equity!! This could be the beginning of a breakthrough in the boycott - only time will tell...

http://tvnz.co.nz/...n-wellington-3835979

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.

Another article!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/...ree-to-work-together

Unions and film industry representatives locked in an ongoing industrial dispute surrounding The Hobbit have agreed to work together to update actors' conditions.
Representatives from the Screen Production and Development Association, the Actors' Equity union and the Council of Trade Unions met today for discussions facilitated by Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee.
The Government earlier made Mr Brownlee and Arts and Culture Minister Chris Finlayson available to help mediate the dispute between the groups.
In a joint statement, the groups said today's discussions were useful and productive.
The groups had agreed to work together to update the conditions of engagement for performers in the local film industry.
They said the process would help ensure New Zealand remained an attractive place for film productions.


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Iolite
The Shire

Oct 14 2010, 2:21am

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About damn time!

No mention of the boycott being lifted though... hopefully that will come in the next day or two once NZEquity have told the interational acting unions that all is cool.


Tim
Tol Eressea


Oct 14 2010, 2:30am

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Wow the way this is worded [In reply to] Can't Post

it sounds like a breakthrough. They're agreeing to work together.

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 14 2010, 9:25am

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But will WB play ball? [In reply to] Can't Post

Only (more) time will tell...Mad

Kangi Ska

The Hobbit is almost here.

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sphdle1
Gondor


Oct 14 2010, 11:12am

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If they are agreeing to work together [In reply to] Can't Post

they better agree to lift the boycott right away...the studios aren't going to wait for them to negotiate with the boycott intact...if they find a cheaper place to film, then NZ will be history.

I hope we here something today about the boycott being over...so we can go on to the next hurdle.


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Snaga
Lorien


Oct 14 2010, 2:26pm

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Having been involved in union negotiations [In reply to] Can't Post

Although at a much lower level, I take it as a good sign that the press release is through one source and speaks for both sides. That implies they found a lot of common ground during the first meeting.

"Alas for Boromir! It was too sore a trial!"

-Faramir


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 14 2010, 3:03pm

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I hate to say it but it might already be too late for New Zealand [In reply to] Can't Post

The WB $ Jinn was released. I do not know if Peter can coax it back into the bottle.

Kangi Ska

The Hobbit is almost here.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

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sphdle1
Gondor


Oct 14 2010, 3:16pm

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The union just beat an NZ hornets nest, which may have caused all the hornets to start moving where the honey$$ is sweeter.

Hopefully Warner are scouting new locations & saying/warning about it publicly more for scare tactics to get the union situation behind them quickly, and that the actual scouting is more of a prudent backup plan, as opposed to a new $$ saving agenda.


Flagg
Tol Eressea

Oct 14 2010, 3:46pm

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If they decide to film in New Zealand, I'll be happy. If they decide to film outside New Zealand, I'll also be happy. Evil

Yes, yes, I know...


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 14 2010, 4:10pm

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I will be happy (but happier if it is in New Zealand.)Evil

Kangi Ska

The Hobbit is almost here.

At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

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