17 January 2012

NZ Government Applauds Sir Peter Jackson

On behalf of the government of New Zealand, Arts, Culture, and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson congratulated Sir Peter Jackson on the Golden Globe success of The Adventures of Tintin, a Steven Spielberg film which Jackson produced.

"The award for 'Tintin' as best animated feature is another well-deserved milestone in Sir Peter's already illustrious career," applauded Mr. Finlayson. "The film's state of the art animation produced another wonderful and distinctive fantasy world, and also served as a reminder of the immense contribution he continues to make to the art of motion pictures."

He continued to praise Jackson’s other contributions to the New Zealand community:

"Sir Peter has given back a great deal to the arts in this country. He authored a review of the New Zealand Film Commission that is a basis for ongoing policy work, and in November bought the BATS Theatre building and granted the theatre company a long-term lease. His successes have been good for New Zealand."

Weta Digital is hopeful that Tintin’s success (the film has already grossed $233m USD overseas) will continue to push towards the filming of its sequel, which is set to commence in about twelve months’ time.

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