Lord of PR

Pete Hodgson – AKA ‘Minister of the Rings’ – dubbed “the most intelligent politician I have ever met” by National Post journalist, Cleo Paskal, in her article on the government-supported LotR publicity machine. “It is his job to ‘maximize the opportunities to NZ from the Lord of the Rings film project.’ And he has done a very good job … The goal was to use the films as nearly 10 hours of product placement for NZ’s tourism, technology and film industries. It was an unprecedented, ambitious and innovative idea – much like the film itself.”


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…