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Tania Rodger

Tania Rodger

Tania Rodger is a Wētā Workshop manager who worked on Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films.

Biography[]

Tania Rodger had considered a career as a performer in theater, but on arriving in Wellington with Richard Taylor, quickly discovered that there were creative opportunities equally rewarding within the film industry.

Joining with Richard in 1987 to form their own company, Wētā Workshop, they set about creating a workshop facility that could provide a range of artistic skills and services to the entertainment industry. Tania performed all the business management roles, including Health and Safety, looking after the importation of materials from around the world, and was integral in the day-to-day running of the Workshop. She specialised in running the Foam Latex Department and producing any creature or human eye replicas needed for the puppets that they were making.

When the Weta Group grew substantially in the following years, Tania became more of a sole administrator.

Tania found a great creative outlet in the filming of Behind the Scenes at Weta Workshop. Her footage and photographs have been used on a number of 'making of' documentaries, as seen in the Extended Editions of Jackson's films such as "Designing and Building Middle-earth".

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