How Warner Bros. used The Hobbit to strongarm New Zealand's acting union

Following the smash success of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, New Zealand's actors' union pushed for similar compensation and benefits as American actors. This detailed autopsy of how their demands were met with fierce studio lobbying that ended with politicians changing New Zealand's law in favor of the studios.

This is an addendum to Part 1 and Part 2:

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Warners (Part 3/2) (YouTube / Lindsay Ellis)