Famous New Zealander T V & Movie Producers

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Peter Jackson
(Director, Writer and Producer of the 'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy & the 'Hobbit' Trilogy)
Peter Jackson
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Birthdate: October 31, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pukerua Bay, New Zealand

New Zealand director/producer Peter Jackson is best known for his three-time Academy Award-winning work in The Return of the King, the third part of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The third-highest-grossing director ever, he is also the man behind The Hobbit trilogy and the 2005 film King Kong

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Tim Bevan
(One of the Most Successful British Producers of His Era)
Tim Bevan
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Birthdate: December 20, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Queenstown, New Zealand
New Zealand-British film producer Tim Bevan co-chairs the production company Working Title Films, which has indirectly won 12 Academy Awards through its various films. He has co-produced the West End musical Billy Elliot and hit films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Atonement, Bridget Jones's Diary, and Frost/Nixon
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Fran Walsh
(Screenwriter, film producer who has won three Academy Awards for the final film of the trilogy, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
Fran Walsh
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Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Fran Walsh is a New Zealand film producer and screenwriter. Along with her partner Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh has produced films like The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, which earned her three Academy Awards in 2004.

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Andrew Niccol
(Screenwriter and Director Best Known for His FIlms: 'Good Kill' and 'The Truman')
Andrew Niccol
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Birthdate: June 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paraparaumu, New Zealand

Andrew Niccol is a New Zealand screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for writing the 1998 American film The Truman Show, which won the BAFTA Award under the Best Original Screenplay category. Andrew Niccol's films explore social, political, and cultural issues.

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Niki Caro
(Director known for 2002 film Whale Rider was critically praised and won a number of awards)
Niki Caro
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Birthdate: September 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wellington, New Zealand

Niki Caro is a screenwriter and film director. She achieved international prominence in 2002 when she directed the critically acclaimed drama film Whale Rider, which won several honors at international film festivals. In 2020, she directed Mulan, becoming the second director from New Zealand to be hired by Disney to direct a movie with a minimum budget of $100 million.

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Philippa Boyens
(Screenwriter and film producer who co-wrote the screenplay for Peter Jackson's films)
Philippa Boyens
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Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

Philippa Boyens is a New Zealand film producer and screenwriter. She is best known for her association with Peter Jackson, having co-written the screenplay for Jackson's popular films like The Hobbit series and The Lord of the Rings series. In 2004, Boyens received the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for the third installment of The Lord of the Rings series.

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Richard Taylor
(Filmmaker)
Richard Taylor
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Birthdate: February 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cheshire, England

Richard Taylor is a New Zealand filmmaker best known as the founder and head of the world-renowned special effects company, Wētā Workshop. He won four Academy Awards for his work in The Lord of the Rings film series. Richard Taylor also won an Oscar under the Best Visual Effects category for his work in the 2005 film King Kong. 

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James Napier Robertson
(Director, screenwriter and actor)
James Napier Robertson
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Birthdate: March 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Auckland, New Zealand

James Napier Robertson is a New Zealand film director, writer, actor, and producer. He is best known for directing the 2014 film The Dark Horse, which earned him the Best Director and Best Screenplay awards at the New Zealand Film Awards. The film is also widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever produced in New Zealand.