The government has withdrawn its support for The Lord of the Rings TV series, after Amazon Studios decided to shift production of future seasons to the United Kingdom, RNZ reports. Previously, New Zealand had agreed to an extra 5% incentive, on top of the standard 20% rebate on qualifying production spending in this country, under the terms of the International Screen Production Grant. Amazon Studios has told the government post-production work on season one will continue here till June 2022.

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