Relocated Lord of the Rings TV show could face crew shortage in UK
that of Amazon the Lord of the Rings A TV series has revealed its UK filming locations – but there are fears the country’s film industry is facing a shortage of crews.
The show will be filmed in the south of England, but there are concerns that the shortage of crews could be “catastrophic” for the UK TV and film industry – and could potentially affect the fantasy show.
“There is an almost catastrophic shortage of not just directors, but anyone involved in the production of moving images,” said Kenton Allen, CEO of major film and television producers Big Talk. Variety.
“There is a shortage at all levels, hierarchical producers, accountants, makeup artists, gaffers, DoPs (production manager).
* Travel can be a problem for Lord of the Rings as the cast stayed in New Zealand during the pandemic
* Amazon Studios’ LOTR relocation is not the first time the studio has moved New Zealand production overseas
* Government has remained in the dark as Amazon prepares to abandon New Zealand
* Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash ‘gutted’ to hear Lord of the Rings production move to UK
“And then if you look at something like the Lord of the Rings arriving in the UK from New Zealand, with half a billion pounds of production to spend – there aren’t enough people. “
The UK film industry estimates that 25,000 to 30,000 jobs need to be filled over the next five years.
In August of this year, it was revealed that Amazon was moving the production of the $ 1 billion TV show out of New Zealand and the show’s second season overseas.
An anonymous crew member said Thing By the time they understood New Zealand’s Covid-19 border restrictions and the requirement that international cast and crew spend 14 days in managed isolation upon arrival was part of the problem.
Economy Minister Stuart Nash said that was not what Amazon told them.
“It’s basically a lot of very large multinationals consolidating all of their shoots into one location in the UK. Nothing to do with their experience here, or the skills or competence or ability of the New Zealand film industry in any way. That’s what they told us.
More than 1,200 people in New Zealand were employed to make the first season of the Lord of the Rings, according to Nash. Amazon had announced in April its intention to continue production in New Zealand before the shock announcement in August.