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Apocalypse
10-07-2010, 09:38 AM
Few weeks ago, MEAA issued this statement.




The makers of feature film 'The Hobbit' – to be shot in New Zealand next year – have refused to engage performers on union-negotiated agreements," the member alert said. "Members of Canadian Actors Equity, US Actors Equity, the Screen Actors Guild, UK Actors Equity, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (Australia) and the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists are advised not to accept work on this non-union production. If you are contacted to be engaged on 'The Hobbit' please notify your union immediately.

Listen to a radio broadcast about the fight, and what could in the end, kill the next two Hobbit movies.

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20101004-0910-Philippa_Boyens_-_The_Hobbit_movie_row-048.mp3

Sonnabend
10-07-2010, 10:11 AM
More union thuggery. "Join up or you don't work" :rolleyes:

fettpett
10-07-2010, 03:19 PM
there is also the problem of the company that owns the rights to the movie being in bankruptcy and that Del Toro has moved on to a different project because of all the delays

Apocalypse
10-07-2010, 08:50 PM
there is also the problem of the company that owns the rights to the movie being in bankruptcy and that Del Toro has moved on to a different project because of all the delays

MGM will be out of bankruptcy by the end of the year and production is slated to start in Jan. Also Peter Jackson has returned and has all but put pen to the contract.