News for Nov. 21, 1999

Interesting comment on the state of the NZ film industry from expatriate NZ producer

11/21/99, 3:28 pm EST - Tehanu

There's an interesting snippet in the Otago Daily Times quoting Tim Bevan, who's in NZ to address the NZ Film and TV conference that's on in Wellington at the moment. He laments the fact that most talent in NZ goes overseas as soon as they've made one movie that's sufficiently successful to get them out of here. As he himself has done. This is something that Peter Jackson mentioned in an interview years ago. The fact that Jackson is now bucking this trend is something that Bevan mentions in passing.
The full article's available here