‘Hobbit’ filmmaker Jackson says he’s no miser
WELLINGTON—Filmmaker Peter Jackson denied Friday short-changing actors on his sets and launched a fresh broadside at unions over a dispute threatening his “Hobbit” production in New Zealand.
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Scenes of the times
At the Nave Valan film festival this month, watch some fine recent Marathi films.
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Indie Focus: A by-the-book approach for ‘Freakonomics’? Hardly
Producer Chad Troutwine got various filmmakers to tackle chapters or ideas in the economics bestseller, released it first as a download and offered ‘pay what you want’ promo screenings. In adapting the economics bestseller “Freakonomics” into a documentary film, and in marketing it, producer Chad Troutwine hardly took a by-the-book approach.
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