Under Gollum’s skin

The latest must-have for LotR enthusiasts is Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic. Written by Andy Serkis  who played Gollum in the trilogy  the book includes extracts by Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and several of the animators who helped bring the character to life. “It’s like my diary of the past four years, which was such an unusual journey,” says Serkis. “I was the strand that held Gollum together, the emotional strand. But the animators, directors, they were the pearls.”


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Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

For a small country with a film industry that is export-driven, the quality of New Zealand’s incentives is critical, Variety’s Asia bureau chief Patrick Frater reports. Despite the kudos and tourism dollars…