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Hobbit Stays in New Zealand!!!
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Garfeimao
Rohan


Oct 27 2010, 6:56am

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so awesome [In reply to] Can't Post

I kept refreshing the news on the NZHerald site and the NZTV site until I saw the news, woohoo.


As a Travel Agent, I already knew that New Zealand was a key destination to promote. Heck, I'm a Kiwi Specialist through Tourism New Zealand. So the third point mentioned is rather awesome, the increased commitment to promote the country as a film and tourist destination.

I guess I need to go write up my press release for the next Cruise to Middle-earth now.

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll,


Garfeimao
The orange stripey One



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Odieman
The Shire


Oct 27 2010, 6:57am

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YEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

This made my day completely, I literally jumped up of my chair and jumped around the room, at reading this :D

THANKS, PJ, Fran, Phillipa, and the NZ film industry, John Key and Kiwis of NZ. You fought and won and I will be forever grateful :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

And thanks WB for making the right decision.


Owain
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2010, 6:57am

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Cheers mate! Have a drink!!! Join the celebration! [In reply to] Can't Post

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SAVE MIDDLE EARTH! FILM THE HOBBIT IN NEW ZEALAND!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Owain
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2010, 6:58am

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Cheers Odieman!!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

SAVE MIDDLE EARTH! FILM THE HOBBIT IN NEW ZEALAND!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Doriath
Rivendell


Oct 27 2010, 6:59am

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plus [In reply to] Can't Post

we can get to sleep at a reasonable time again! ;)

The Trees will have their revenge! And they will have it in glorious 2D!


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 27 2010, 6:59am

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Party Down!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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Frodosfriend
Rivendell

Oct 27 2010, 6:59am

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I watch disc 1 of FOTR EE last night [In reply to] Can't Post

and I was feeling rather sick about it all and now I can watch the 2nd disc tonight with a happy face Smile
life is good.


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 27 2010, 7:02am

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We have been here all night. [In reply to] Can't Post

Sleep smiling tomorrow.

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster
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At night you can not tell if crows are black or white.

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Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Oct 27 2010, 7:02am

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I know it's come at a cost [In reply to] Can't Post

with the increase to the Large Budget Screen Production Fund, but I didn't expect Key to get anything like those marketing initiatives.

Never underestimate a Prime Minister who's taken on the tourism portfolio for his own. :D

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded b*****d with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Zherkezhi
Bree


Oct 27 2010, 7:02am

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Fantastic News [In reply to] Can't Post

...the only place these movies could have been shot!!!
Great news!!!

Hobbit Poster WIP


Iolite
The Shire

Oct 27 2010, 7:02am

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Soooooooo relieved! [In reply to] Can't Post

I couldn't have imagined a better outcome! For once I think John Key and Co. have done good!

They have offered an extra US$7.5million per film if they are successful (e.g. US$15 million total provided the films do well enough) and US$10 million extra towards marketing, which apparently will involve plenty of marketing that promotes NZ and an ongoing relationship with Warner Bros that will foster and promote the NZ film industry.

The government is introducing legislation to further clarify the difference between contractors and employees.

Through this insanely difficult process the New Zealand film industry may end up better and stronger than ever.


Owain
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2010, 7:03am

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Woohoooo!!! Owain does a massive cannon ball into the punch bowl!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Where are the chandeliers???

SAVE MIDDLE EARTH! FILM THE HOBBIT IN NEW ZEALAND!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Nienna
Rohan


Oct 27 2010, 7:05am

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I'd forgotten that [In reply to] Can't Post

He certainly took on the right portfolio!


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 27 2010, 7:06am

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Some of us were hoping but counting on nothing. Life is good!// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster
New Zealand is as close to Middle-earth as you can get.

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

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Solos
The Shire

Oct 27 2010, 7:06am

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WOOT WOOT!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

This is awesome!!!! Great to hear for all of us that have been checking our computers for news every 5 minutes!!!! One less thing to worry about! Just think, in a little over 3 months production begins!!!


Peredhil lover
Valinor


Oct 27 2010, 7:06am

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Or doing what we are supposed to do [In reply to] Can't Post

when we are at work! Angelic



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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 27 2010, 7:08am

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There's that 3D ride thing of PJ's under Warners in LA [In reply to] Can't Post

it all just kind of makes sense... should definately help all involved for years to come.


Doriath
Rivendell


Oct 27 2010, 7:09am

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and I'm gonna fire off that huge firework [In reply to] Can't Post

that I snuck out of Gandalf's gear. Everybody stand clear!

The Trees will have their revenge! And they will have it in glorious 2D!


Silmaril
Rohan


Oct 27 2010, 7:10am

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

wonderful news!


Owain
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2010, 7:11am

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Your supposed to stick it in the ground. It is in the ground. No outside!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

SlySlySly

SAVE MIDDLE EARTH! FILM THE HOBBIT IN NEW ZEALAND!

"Question everything, embrace the bad, and hold on to the good."


Pioneer
Rivendell


Oct 27 2010, 7:11am

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Hobbit trilogy??? [In reply to] Can't Post

Just heard on radio that there might be 3 Hobbit movies.

I hope not. It should be just two.


Chevy Chase for Saruman


Kangi Ska
Half-elven


Oct 27 2010, 7:11am

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I am really happy for you. Good luck in your trade.// [In reply to] Can't Post

 

Kangi Ska Resident Trickster
New Zealand is as close to Middle-earth as you can get.

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

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SirDennisC
Half-elven


Oct 27 2010, 7:12am

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What the? [In reply to] Can't Post

An apt description, well said Laugh


Aragorn the Elfstone
Tol Eressea

Oct 27 2010, 7:12am

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It was YOUR idea!!! // [In reply to] Can't Post

 


(This post was edited by Aragorn the Elfstone on Oct 27 2010, 7:14am)


Ainu Laire
Tol Eressea


Oct 27 2010, 7:12am

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Nah, it's always been two- though TORn did pull off an April Fool's prank concerning it one year... // [In reply to] Can't Post

 

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