Gandalf Zaps Key For Gay Red Shirt Jibe, Gay Red Shirt Day Booked For 9 Nov

Highly respected actor, Sir Ian McKellen, who plays Gandalf in the Hobbit movies, has spoken out about John Key’s careless ‘gay red shirt’ insult (read New “Gay” Jibe From NZ Prime Minister) writing in his blog, “Recently in a light-hearted radio interview (see below) he referred to his host wearing a “gay red top,” by which he meant, apparently,…

Hobbit Could Be Made In England

Today’s meeting between New Line/Warner and the NZ government has ended inconclusively, with studio executives asking for larger incentives (tax breaks) and changes to labour laws to keep The Hobbit movies in NZ (link) In Britain,  for films with a core expenditure of more than £20 million, the film production company can claim a payable…