New Zealand’s Actors’ Equity and Screen Production & Development Association have decided that boycotting “The Hobbit” film, being directed by Peter Jackson would be a bad very idea after all.
According to Radio New Zealand, more than 1,500 industry workers marched through Wellington today chating “Save Middle-Earth.”
The march came just one month after several New Zealand unions told their members that the unfair treatment of nonunion performers and crew should be enough to stop production elements from being performed where the original Lord of The Rings Trilogy was filmed.
Peter Jackson, having heard about the “unfair treatment” statements and being from the Wellington area was pissed off, lashing out at the film industry in the area:
“Seriously, if The Hobbit goes east, look forward to a long, dry big-budget movie drought in this country.”