29 Sep 2010

Hobbiton

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:26 pm on 29 September 2010

The fellowship between Sir Peter Jackson and acting unions is apparently fraying, well before any green light is given to film two Hobbit movies. Hundreds of New Zealand actors say they will not work on the Lord of the Rings Prequels unless Jackson meets with them to talk about pay issues. The stand-off has prompted producers to threaten to shift the shooting outside New Zealand. But life goes on at the Shire. Work continues on Hobbiton just outside Matamata.