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Jackson threatens capital flight

Written By: - Date published: 12:26 pm, September 29th, 2010 - 36 comments

I thought Peter Jackson was an ordinary guy made good who hadn’t let success make him an elitist prick. I was wrong. New Zealand taxpayers contributed hundreds of millions to his <em>Lord of the Rings</em> trilogy and what thanks do we get? Threats of capital flight, which will probably soon be followed by demands for taxpayer subsidies.

Jackson’s employment law fibs

Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, September 29th, 2010 - 18 comments

Peter Jackson and others film industry employers are claiming they can’t employ their workers as employees.

That claim is simply untrue.

So what’s the real reason for their reluctance to employee people on proper agreements?

MEAA fisks Jackson tirade

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 pm, September 27th, 2010 - 53 comments

The MEAA has responded to Peter Jacksons Tirade.

And it looks like he’s not been very straight-up about how the situation got to this.

Union boycotts Jackson

Written By: - Date published: 7:51 am, September 27th, 2010 - 99 comments

Film workers in New Zealand have been exploited for years

Now their union is standing up for them.

And Sir Peter Jackson is throwing a tantrum about it.

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