Editorial: Reeling in the movie-makers

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8th October, 2012
It’s a tough job, but someone has to be Prime Minister. Someone has to get on that plane, fly to Los Angeles and have dinner with James Cameron and all his mates. And then traipse around the Hollywood studios, angling for a nomination for Best Supporting Country in the ongoing drama otherwise known as the film-financing industry. Yes, it’s tempting to sneer at John Key’s four-day tour of La La Land, but to be perfectly fair, the issues at stake are probably more important than many people realise. It is, of course, somewhat ironic that Key is getting on a plane to dine with Cameron, when ...

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