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Govt scraps $33m scheme after Amazon LOTR decision

The big TV production's shift to the UK triggers end of subsidy top-up.

Julie Iles Fri, 13 Aug 2021

In light of Amazon Studio's decision to film the second season of the Lord of the Rings TV series in the UK instead of New Zealand, the government is scrapping a top-up subsidy worth $33 million. 

The figure would have likely been higher had the television series continued to film here as it is

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