Hobbit homes tour in New ZealandThousands took to the streets in New Zealand over the weekend in support of keeping film production of The Hobbit in their country, which also hosted filming of the three sweeping Lord of the Rings blockbusters.

Prime Minister John Key spent two days in talks with executives from Warner Bros. after the production had been threatened when New Zealand’s actors union threatened to boycott work on the film in an effort to get union wages

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