‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Join Productions Granted New Zealand Border Exemptions

In the coming months five more foreign television and film productions will be allowed into New Zealand to film, as they have been officially granted border exemptions.James Cameron’s “Avatar” sequels and Jane Campion’s Netflix film “The Power of the Dog” have already been allowed into the country to film due to these exemptions.

Joining them will be Amazon’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel series, Netflix’s live-action “Cowboy Bebop” adaptation, Peter Farrelly’s film “Greatest Beer Run Ever” (starring Viggo Mortensen), Netflix’s live-action adaptation of DC Comics’ “Sweet Tooth,” and “Power Rangers Beast Morphers.”According to the New Zealand news site Stuff, these media entities are predicted by the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (Mbie) to bring 3,000 jobs and around $400 million into New Zealand’s economy.

Additionally with these productions, 206 foreign-based cast and crew members are set to enter the country, along with 35 family members,

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