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    Los Angeles Times | Oct. 20, 2010 4:58 p.m. PT SAG ends boycott of The Hobbit The Screen Actors Guild said it was lifting its do-not-work order on the New
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      Los Angeles Times | Oct. 20, 2010 4:58 p.m. PT


      SAG ends boycott of "The Hobbit"


      The Screen Actors Guild said it was lifting its do-not-work order on
      the New Zealand production of "The Hobbit," removing a major hurdle
      that stood in the way of the two planned movies based on J.R.R.
      Tolkien's classic novel.

      "Today, our sister union New Zealand Actors Equity issued a statement
      recommending all international performers' unions rescind their
      member advisories on the feature film production The Hobbit," SAG
      said in a statement. "In light of this recommendation, Screen Actors
      Guild will be alerting its members that they are now free to accept
      engagements, under Screen Actors Guild contract terms and conditions,
      on The Hobbit."

      Warner Bros., New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer recently
      announced that production on the "The Hobbit," the prequel story to
      the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, would begin in February. The studios
      recently sorted out rights and financing issues to clear the way for
      the estimated $500-million production of the two-picture project, to
      be shot in time for the first film to be released in December 2012
      and the second the following year.

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