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The '''Tolkien Estate''' is the legal body which manages the copyrights of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s works. It mainly holds the copyright over the literary texts. The late [[Christopher Tolkien]] was a former executor. Current executors of the estate include Christopher's wife [[Baillie Tolkien]], Christopher's nephew [[Michael George Tolkien]] and [[Priscilla Tolkien]]. Cathleen Blackburn of Manches & Co. has been the estate's solicitor for many years.
 
The '''Tolkien Estate''' is the legal body which manages the copyrights of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s works. It mainly holds the copyright over the literary texts. The late [[Christopher Tolkien]] was a former executor. Current executors of the estate include Christopher's wife [[Baillie Tolkien]], Christopher's nephew [[Michael George Tolkien]] and [[Priscilla Tolkien]]. Cathleen Blackburn of Manches & Co. has been the estate's solicitor for many years.
  
The film and merchandise rights for ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' and ''[[The Hobbit]]'' were sold by J.R.R. Tolkien, and are currently owned by [[Middle-earth Enterprises]], formerly Tolkien Enterprises, a company controlled by [[Saul Zaentz]] until his death in 2014.
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The film and merchandise rights for ''[[The Lord of the Rings]]'' and ''[[The Hobbit]]'' were sold by J.R.R. Tolkien, and are currently owned by [[Middle-earth Enterprises]], formerly Tolkien Enterprises, a company controlled by [[Saul Zaentz]] until his death in [[2014]].
  
On 13 November 2017, it was announced that [[Amazon (company)|Amazon]] had acquired the global television rights to ''The Lord of the Rings'', committing to a [[The Lord of the Rings (TV series)|multi-season television series]]. The series will not be a direct adaptation of the novel, but instead will feature stories that are set before it.<ref>{{webcite|author=Samuel Axon|articleurl=https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/11/amazon-will-run-a-multi-season-lord-of-the-rings-prequel-tv-series/|articlename=
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On [[13 November]] [[2017]], it was announced that [[Amazon Studios]] had acquired the global television rights to ''The Lord of the Rings'', committing to a [[The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power|multi-season television series]]. The series will not be a direct adaptation of the novel, but instead will feature stories that are set before it.<ref>{{webcite|author=Samuel Axon|articleurl=http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2017/11/amazon-will-run-a-multi-season-lord-of-the-rings-prequel-tv-series/|articlename=
 
Amazon will run a multi-season Lord of the Rings prequel TV series
 
Amazon will run a multi-season Lord of the Rings prequel TV series
|dated=13 November 2017|website=[https://arstechnica.com arstechnica]|accessed=22 March 2021}}</ref> Amazon said the deal included potential for spin-off series as well.<ref>{{webcite|author=Sandra Gonzalez,|articleurl=https://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/13//entertainment/lord-of-the-rings-tv-series-amazon/index.html|articlename=
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|dated=13 November 2017|website=[http://arstechnica.com arstechnica]|accessed=22 March 2021}}</ref> Amazon said the deal included potential for spin-off series as well.<ref>{{webcite|author=Sandra Gonzalez,|articleurl=http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/13//entertainment/lord-of-the-rings-tv-series-amazon/index.html|articlename=
 
Amazon announces 'Lord of the Rings' TV show
 
Amazon announces 'Lord of the Rings' TV show
|dated=14 November 2017|website=[https://edition.cnn.com CNN Edition]|accessed=22 March 2021}}</ref> The press release referred to "previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings". Amazon will be the producer in conjunction with the Tolkien Estate itself, and [[The Tolkien Trust]], [[HarperCollins]] and [[New Line Cinema]].<ref>https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/arts/television/lord-of-the-rings-series-amazon.html</ref>
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|dated=14 November 2017|website=[http://edition.cnn.com CNN Edition]|accessed=22 March 2021}}</ref> The press release referred to "previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings". Amazon will be the producer in conjunction with the Tolkien Estate itself, and [[The Tolkien Trust]], [[HarperCollins]] and [[New Line Cinema]].<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/arts/television/lord-of-the-rings-series-amazon.html</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 16:30, 19 January 2022

Tolkien's monogram, used as the Estate logo

The Tolkien Estate is the legal body which manages the copyrights of J.R.R. Tolkien's works. It mainly holds the copyright over the literary texts. The late Christopher Tolkien was a former executor. Current executors of the estate include Christopher's wife Baillie Tolkien, Christopher's nephew Michael George Tolkien and Priscilla Tolkien. Cathleen Blackburn of Manches & Co. has been the estate's solicitor for many years.

The film and merchandise rights for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were sold by J.R.R. Tolkien, and are currently owned by Middle-earth Enterprises, formerly Tolkien Enterprises, a company controlled by Saul Zaentz until his death in 2014.

On 13 November 2017, it was announced that Amazon Studios had acquired the global television rights to The Lord of the Rings, committing to a multi-season television series. The series will not be a direct adaptation of the novel, but instead will feature stories that are set before it.[1] Amazon said the deal included potential for spin-off series as well.[2] The press release referred to "previously unexplored stories based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s original writings". Amazon will be the producer in conjunction with the Tolkien Estate itself, and The Tolkien Trust, HarperCollins and New Line Cinema.[3]

References

  1. Samuel Axon, "Amazon will run a multi-season Lord of the Rings prequel TV series" dated 13 November 2017, arstechnica (accessed 22 March 2021)
  2. Sandra Gonzalez,, "Amazon announces 'Lord of the Rings' TV show" dated 14 November 2017, CNN Edition (accessed 22 March 2021)
  3. http://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/13/arts/television/lord-of-the-rings-series-amazon.html

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