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James cameron purchases farmland in middle earth

Around 80 km (or 50 miles) outside Wllington, James Cameron bought out 1000 hectares (or 2470 acres) roughly 20 million New Zealand dollars. The property is 20 km (around 12 miles) from Peter Jackson’s estate, which holds a castle full of Tolkien movie memorabilia. This begs the question: Why is the director of Avatar moving to Middle […]


Chaos shuts down hobbit casting call

Sky News wrote that the casting call for ‘The Hobbit’ was shut down in New Zealand this Saturday when traffic became chaotic due to thousands more than expected showing up. Radio New Zealand reported that over 3000 people came to the casting in Lower Hutt, near Wellington, in hopes of landing a role in The […]


the hobbit movie casting call in Wellington

Exciting news for Hobbit fans who can work in New Zealand! Tom Hunt  from The Dominion Post writes, The bulky, the skinny, the short, the tall, and those with ”character faces” – your time has come. A casting call has gone out for The Hobbit and virtually anyone in Wellington qualifies, as long they’ve got […]


Hobbit Stays in New Zealand

Breaking news hit headlines today when it was announced that production of The Hobbit movies would indeed remain in New Zealand.  After a few days of negotiations behind closed doors, it was announced today that an agreement had been made and production would continue on.  The announcement is great news for fans of the movies […]