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Posts Tagged ‘ Peter Jackson ’

Film attraction could have impact on capital’s smaller museums

Dec 11th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

With two giant attractions side by side, Wellington Museums Trust Director Brett Mason wonders if tourists explore the city enough to visit Wellington’s other museums.

KEENAN MAY reports.



Eliza’s passion for costuming leads to stage and screen

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, News

Recent production Broken River a new experience for local designer. JACOB CHANDLER reports.



Worldwide Hobbit fan event still no reason for Jackson to wear shoes

Nov 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

The Embassy Theatre in Wellington played host to a global fan event for the second movie in The Hobbit trilogy, The Desolation of Smaug, today. Fans joined actor Jed Brophy, director Peter Jackson – who of course was barefoot – and JULIE TAYLOR.



Excited Hobbit fans quiz the stars of Desolation of Smaug

Nov 5th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News

Hobbit fans lined Kent Terrace today to catch a glimpse of Peter Jackson’s latest film in the trilogy.



Trentham Racecourse site for region’s first drive-in cinema

Oct 17th, 2013 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Pre-sale tickets are moving fast for Wellington region’s first drive-in movie cinema – and they only went on sale yesterday.

LAUREN MANN talks to one of the entrepreneurs behind the summer idea.



Capital newcomers welcomed at Welly 101

Mar 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Newcomers to Wellington are welcome to “settle, find work and stay”



Wellington’s Hobbit big day out

Nov 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, News, Top Picture

NewsWire video teams were out on the streets of the Capital to capture Hobbit mania as thousands celebrated the premiere of the first Hobbit movie.



Hobbit fever hits Miramar

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

Miramar is abuzz with its own build-up towards the Hobbit Premiere – and the Roxy Theatre and Coco restaurant are its focus. Co-owned by Sir Richard Taylor, the Miramar complex is adorned with Hobbit paraphernalia and it is expecting a boom in business over the summer holidays.



Unique sheep plays special role in the Hobbit

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

A SPECIAL breed of sheep found only in the Wairarapa is being used to make costume pieces for Peter Jackson’s latest film. Stansborough Textiles owns the one-of-a-kind Stansborough Grey, whose unique grey blue wool has been used by international designers like Donna Karan and David Jones.



Makers hope costumes are a hit with Hobbit fans

Nov 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

A WELLINGTON textile company is hoping the costumes they made for the Hobbit movie will be a hit with fans. Stansborough Textiles owner Barry Eldridge has just landed a contract to design costume pieces for Peter Jackson’s latest movie, using wool from sheep found nowhere else in the world – the Stansborough Grey.



Wellington gearing up for a car-free Hobbit day

Sep 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Streets will close for premiere of Jackson’s first Hobbit movie.



Hobbit photo ban sign above studios draws negative response

Jul 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Mud cakes sign banning photography above The Hobbit production studios, reports TENNESSEE MANSFORD.



Filmmakers get set to shoot a movie in two days

May 19th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News, Uncategorized

Christchurch teams get free entry into V48 Hour Film Competition.



Good times won’t keep rolling for film industry

Sep 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Leaner times predicted as overseas money dries



Bangkok gay life inspires short film

Sep 9th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Web opens doors for film-makers like Andy Boreham.



Fantasy novel takes flight from Weta Cave

Aug 10th, 2010 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Author switches from animation to words for her adventure



Of Oscars, inspiration and smoking in a good cause

Dec 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Jackson, Sarandon and team front up on The Lovely Bones.



Lovely journey through all that grief can throw at us

Dec 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Opinion

Jackson’s latest is skilful blend of tearful and LOL moments.



Jackson and Sarandon big draw for carpet crowd

Dec 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Latest News, News

Many attend premiere to see Bones director and star.



VIDEO: Walking on Lovely Bones red carpet

Dec 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Features, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Student Features

There’s nothing like being in a Wellywood home crowd.



Wellington a proving ground for cinema’s next big thing

Aug 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Featured Article, Front Page Layout

The capital has a starring role in the 3D movie-making revolution. KYLIE KLEIN-NIXON talks to a leading exponent of cinematic post production.