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New Zealand Poised to Repeal Anti-Union ‘Hobbit Law’

The 2010 law, passed at Warner Bros.' insistence, bars unionization of the NZ film industry. A new Labour government has targeted it for repeal and now it's "goneburger," says one guild leader.

Cannes: Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Action Comedy ‘Guns Akimbo’

The film is being billed as an "adrenaline fuelled balls-to-the-wall original action comedy reminiscent in tone to films such as 'Kick-Ass' or 'Deadpool.'"

‘The Inland Road’: Film Review | Berlin 2017

A lost girl explores unsteady paths of emotional rescue in the wake of tragedy in Jackie van Beek's first feature 'The Inland Road,' set amid the rugged isolation of New Zealand's South Island.

Taika Waititi Planning ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ TV Spinoff

'Paranormal Event Response Unit' will follow the two cops that appeared in the hit 2014 mockumentary as they attempt to keep residents of the New Zealand capital safe from supernatural beings.

Embattled Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Good for Hollywood, Says Official

Senior trade official Michael Froman makes the case for the TPP but acknowledges political headwinds.

‘The Patriarch’ (‘Mahana’): Berlin Review

For his first film in New Zealand in two decades, Lee Tamahori jumps back to Maori characters from the generation before his gritty breakout work, 'Once Were Warriors.'

BBC Ships Adele Special Across World

'Adele — Live in London' will be the singer's first TV appearance since she sang 'Skyfall' at the 2013 Oscars.

STX Entertainment Beefs Up Global Presence With 20-Distributor Deal

The partnerships expand STX's reach into 50 territories.

‘The Dark Horse’: Toronto Review

The true story of an institutionalized New Zealand man who turns a group of at-risk youth into budding chess champs

‘Fantail’: Melbourne Review

Director Curtis Vowell and screenwriter Sophie Henderson explore the inner lives and awkward connections of culturally confused young New Zealanders

‘Housebound’: Melbourne Review

Moving back in with her mother proves a brooding social misfit's nightmare in debuting New Zealand director Gerard Johnstone's droll haunted-house tale.

Cannes: Nas Music Documentary Sells Wide

"Time is Illmatic," from multimedia artist One9, has sold to Japan, Australia and across Europe.