The Tolkien Trust
|Named after||J. R. R. Tolkien|
|Registration no.||Charity 1150801|
|Purpose||To manage the Tolkien Estate|
On February 11, 2008, together with Tolkien's publisher HarperCollins, it filed a suit against New Line Cinema over the profits of the The Lord of the Rings film series. On September 8, 2009, a settlement between the Trust and New Line was announced, clearing a potential obstacle to the making of a new film series based on The Hobbit.
- "The Tolkien Trust - Extract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales". Charity Commission.
- "Tolkien heirs sue Lord of the Rings studio for $150m". The Guardian. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
the Tolkien Trust ... manages the writer's estate
- "WWF-UK Annual Review 2007-Supporters". WWF-UK. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- Alex Dobuzinskis (2009-09-08). "Legal settlement clears way for "Hobbit" movie". Reuters. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
The Hollywood studio behind a film based on 'The Hobbit' and trustees for author J.R.R. Tolkien's estate said on Tuesday they had settled a lawsuit that clears the way for what is expected to be a blockbuster movie based on the book.
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