Mon, Nov 26, 2012 - Page 5 News List

‘Hobbit’ fever takes hold in New Zealand


Amateur short-filmmaker Shirley Jones said she would join the crowds at the Wellington premiere, not only to glimpse the stars, but also to acknowledge the impact Jackson’s adaptations have had on New Zealand.

“They’ve put us on the map and provided momentum for creative industries across the board, not just in film,” she told reporters.

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