NZ’s film bonanza

Wellington’s Weta Digital will develop the effects for upcoming 3D motion-capture trilogy, The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn, the sequel of which Peter Jackson will direct in New Zealand. Recently announced is that Martin Scorcese’s next film Silence will also be shot in the country. “The Hollywood influx to New Zealand has been extraordinary after the success of The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro is also relocating to work on The Hobbit,” writes The Australian. In other film news, Peter Jackson’s next film, the adaptation of Alice Sebold’s novel The Lovely Bones, is due for release in the United States on Boxing Day.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…