Here’s a note I received from Sharon remarking on Peter Jackson’s powerful sway:
The Sunday Star Times in New Zealand recently named Peter Jackson as the 22nd most powerful person in the country.
“22. PETER JACKSON is our wealthiest and most powerful film-maker, a major player in Tinseltown and Wellywood. Anyone who can persuade the armed forces to supply extras for his epic Lord of the Rings for only $20 a day each has undoubted power.”
He slotted in between the Prime Minister’s pollster/spin-doctor and Cheryll Sotheran, head of Te Papa, our national museum.