15 Aug 2021

LOTR flies overseas

From Standing Room Only, 12:15 pm on 15 August 2021

On Friday morning workers on Amazon's Lord of the Rings streaming series were informed that future seasons of the show would not be shot in New Zealand. Amazon is moving future production to the UK where they already make several other series. it's difficult news for crews as more than 1200 people were employed in New Zealand on season one of the series. To find out how pivotal this decision might be for kiwi crews Lynn speaks to the President of the Screen Industry Guild of Aotearoa and Director of the Film Effects Company Brendon Durey.

The first image from Amazon's new Lord of the Rings TV series filmed in New Zealand.

The first image from Amazon's new Lord of the Rings TV series filmed in New Zealand. Photo: Supplied / Amazon

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