News for Apr. 19, 2004

Locals cast aside in movies boom

4/19/04, 5:05 am EST - leo

Kiwi actors have been left out of New Zealand's film-making bonanza, with officials flouting immigration laws to entice big-budget movie makers. Local actors, already annoyed they were sidelined for roles in The Lord of the Rings after the government waived immigration rules, are upset they are still being ignored. [More]