News for Jul. 12, 2005

Industry quiet after King Kong

7/12/05, 8:42 pm EST - Xoanon

Wellington's film industry faces a lull as King Kong wraps up, but film bosses say it is too soon to panic with more big movies likely. Peter Jackson's King Kong - the largest project since his Lord of the Rings trilogy - has employed hundreds in the Wellington region during the past year. But aside from three television projects due to wrap within months, there is little on the horizon. It was a "wait and see" time, said Ken Saville, of the Wellington branch of the New Zealand film and video technicians guild. [More]