Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 20 & 21 News

TV Watch: German TV Talks Hobbit, Park Road Post and More

Our pal Gunnar sends this along: Take a look at this story for German TV, coverage of The Hobbit starts around 22:10. It’s about Film NZ, Park Road Post, Hobbit, Avengers (Special fx by Weta) and Sam Neill (The Hunter), thought you might enjoy it. Some of the grabs are in English.

Government congratulates Sir Peter Jackson

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson, on behalf of the Government today congratulated Sir Peter Jackson on the Golden Globe awarded for the film ‘Tintin’, which Sir Peter produced. “The award for ‘Tintin’ as best animated feature is another well-deserved milestone in Sir Peter’s already illustrious career,” Mr Finlayson said. “The film’s state of the art animation produced another wonderful and distinctive fantasy world, and also served as a reminder of the immense contribution he continues to make to the art of motion pictures.” More..

Peeder Jigson’s Video Diary – Making Music (with Howard Shore)

Hubbard director Peeder Jigson chats to composer Howard Shore (The Last Mimzy, Mrs Doubtfire) as he takes a first listen to some of the music for the new upcoming Hubbard movie.

Producer Peter Jackson premieres ‘West of Memphis’ at Sundance Film Festival

PARK CITY — The story is familiar to many and new to others but gutting to all.
Three men (boys at the time) were convicted and jailed for life for the murder of three eight-year-old boys. The case became known world-wide for its wrongful-imprisonment horror story elements. Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson joined the fight to have the trio released after years of prison time and along the way produced West of Memphis, directed by Amy Berg, with its world premiere Friday at the Sundance Film Festival.
TORn will share more about the evening and the film but for now, here is the trailer for this documentary produced by the director of “The Hobbit.”

Fantastic Tolkien Event: THE HOBBIT YEAR 2012

An international co-operation between the German and Dutch Tolkien Societies (DTG & Unquendor) has started 3 January 2012.
On the occasion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 120th birthday, members of both Societies, met for a joint dinner. The celebration marked the start of a whole host of share events taking place in the Hobbit Year 2012.
The year will be dominated by the Hobbit: the 75-year anniversary of the children’s book’s first publication date will receive even more publicity through the release of Peter Jackson’s “Hobbit” film at the end of the year. The literary societies will accompany this exciting year with a whole host of exceptional events. 

Read more by clicking on the title.

Peter Jackson Explains ‘Hobbit’/'Lord Of The Rings’ Link

PARK CITY, Utah — The first trailer for “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” made it quite clear that Middle-earth hasn’t changed much in the years since Peter Jackson concluded his “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. That’s not a complaint, mind you — fans have come to know and love Jackson’s interpretation of the J. R. R. Tolkien fantasy epic with the same passion they have for the source material. When it comes to “The Hobbit,” in other words, change is not necessarily welcome.
Speaking with MTV News at the Sundance Film Festival, Jackson explained that it was always his intention to keep “The Hobbit” tonally and visually consistent with the “Lord of the Rings” films.

Watch the video by clicking on the title.

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