On behalf of all our friends and colleagues at Weta Workshop, we send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of the people from around New Zealand and the world who have sent us their messages of support.
Everyone here has tried to stay optimistic for a positive outcome but in the darkest days of the past week it has been the amazing support from the fans of LOTR and our family and friends which has given us the resolve to stay cheerful and positive about the outcome for these films.
It is a fantastic result reported tonight by our Prime Minister, the Honourable John Key, and we are grateful for the support of our Government in recognising the challenges our film industry was facing.
We are also very pleased that Warner Bros are happy to continue to see these films made in New Zealand – and thank them for their efforts.
Most importantly our thanks go out to Peter, Fran and Philippa, for their unrelenting efforts to see these films made in our country. We are very lucky to work with such passionate film makers.
All our best and cheers to you all
Richard Taylor and Tania Rodger
Keep the Hobbit in NZ!
Thank you for all you have done to try to keep the... Read more.
Thank you for all you have done to try to keep the Hobbit here in NZ! As an actor, I would like you to know we too stand behind you, and wish to keep the Hobbit in Middle Earth. Not all of us are voted or agreed for any boycott, and am sadly disappointed in the NZ Actors Equity - I only hope all our rallies throughout NZ are not too late to show WB that Middle Earth belongs here and that we as a people do care. Hide.
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I first felt compelled to move to New Zealand because of the passion I saw in those who had worked on "Lord of the Rings". Being over in the UK this week and following the the positive movements and rallies back home in Welly has made me even more proud to say I now live there. Thanks you for all you do, and long may it continue! Chaz <3 Hide.
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