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JOINT STATEMENT REGARDING THE PROPOSED HOBBIT LAW REPEAL

8th November 2017

A core group of organisations representing those involved in the screen industry met on Friday (3 November 2017) following recent media regarding the Government’s proposed repeal of the Employment Relations (Film Production Workers) Amendment Act 2010 (colloquially known as the ‘Hobbit Law’).

The discussion was positive and the organisations agreed to work constructively with each other and the Government to ensure that all the diverse interests associated with the sector are fairly represented. We look forward to engaging with the Government on what we all agree is a critical piece of legislation for the screen production sector.

Statement released by: Equity New Zealand, the Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand, the Screen Industry Guild Aotearoa New Zealand, the Screen Producers Association, the Stunt Guild of New Zealand and the New Zealand Writers Guild.