The crew members of Amazon Prime Video’s television adaptation ‘The Lord of the Rings’ have both been granted permission to enter New Zealand to begin or resume production, along with five other projects, The Variety reports.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment of New Zealand has revealed that international crews for seven projects have been allowed to enter the country in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to the long-awaited ‘Avatar’ sequel and Jane Campion’s film ‘The Power of the Dog,’ whose crews had already been allowed in the country, the staff is beginning to arrive for television shows ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Cowboy Bepop’ and ‘Power Rangers Beast Morphers,’ as well as films ‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ and ‘Sweet Tooth.’
A total of 206 cast and crew members and 35 of their family members will be allowed entrance into the country over six months. When making the decision, MBIE cited that letting the productions in will create 3,000 jobs and add $400 million to New Zealand’s economy.
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