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AND THE WINNER IS:
Over and over again his name and "the
Return of the King", the last part of the three film
trilogy bank rolled by New Line Cinema, kept coming up
a total of 11 times. This ties "the Return of the
Kings" with two other movies for the most Oscars
received. It was expected that Jackson might receive the
award for best Director,being the first ever to do so
with a fantasy style feature, after winning the
DGA Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
and the Golden
Globe for best Director.
During the filming of the trilogy Jackson's project has
almost single handily put new Zealand on the map for film
production, with Billy Crystal mentioning "there's
noone left in New Zealand that hasn't been thanked"
(7 out of every 1000 New Zeland residents we employed
in the film). Current Projects filming in New Zealand
include Jackson's modernized version of "King Kong"
for Universal and 11 from Paramont, Sony and others.
Mercury News reports that while filming, Jackson oversaw
114 speaking roles and 20,602 background actors wielding
48,000 assorted swords, axes, shields and other weaponry.
He also supervised the production of numerous miniature
sets, and special-effects creations.
To date the three film deal budgeted just under 300 Million
in total has brought in just under 2 Billion world wide,
which is quite the payoff for what Jackson's claims was
"the biggest risk anyone has made in Hollywood"
when speaking about the budget of the trilogy.
Links for fun
Official Peter Jackson Fan Club
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Wins The DGA's Robert B. Aldrich Award
which is given in consideration for service to the Directors Guild and
to its members.
Rob is currently filming his new series
"Significant Others" at NBC. Previously his short film "Significant
Others" was featured in the Slamdance $99 specials. Look for more
from Rob in our established director section!