NZ film industry looks towards $1b
The Press On-line – February 10, 2000
Earnings from making the movies Lord of the Rings and The Vertical Limit could push New Zealand’s annual film earnings towards a billion dollars this year.
The Screen Producers and Directors’ Association says its latest survey showed earnings would top $307 million to March 2000, up 50 per cent on the 1998-99 fiscal year. Its survey, however, did not include Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings (estimated to be worth more than $350m) nor The Vertical Limit (estimated at $120m-plus) as filming did not take place within the survey period. –NZPA
Peter Jackson sat down for a small featurette to discuss taking The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into 4k.