Action! Film-makers back to work in New Zealand after coronavirus

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  • Monday, 08 Jun 2020

U.S. producer Jon Landau poses in front of a sign stating "All passengers must self-isolate for 14 days", while arriving at Wellington International Airport to resume the filming of the Avatar sequels, as New Zealand eases restrictions imposed over the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Wellington, New Zealand, May 31, 2020, in this image obtained from social media. Courtesy of Lightstorm Entertainment/Social Media via REUTERS

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's capital has had an extra buzz of excitement over the past week since Hollywood director James Cameron and his crew flew in to film the much-anticipated sequel of the epic science-fiction film "Avatar".

The film is among a handful of productions kicking off in New Zealand as it begins to open up after containing the novel coronavirus, and looks to its film industry to give its battered economy a boost.

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