News for Aug. 07, 2006
The story of how a boy from Pukerua Bay, north of Wellington, beat Hollywood at its own game is to be told in an authorised biography of New Zealand film-maker Peter Jackson
. 'Peter Jackson: A Film-maker's Journey'
will be published by HarperCollins New Zealand on November 10, just in time for the Christmas market. Following numerous approaches, Jackson chose to work on the biography with Brian Sibley, a writer and the producer of the acclaimed BBC radio dramatisation of the Lord of the Rings. The biography, written over several years, tells the story of Jackson's life through his own words, as well as drawing on the memories of friends, family and associates. [More