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The Tolkien Trust

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The Tolkien Trust is a British charity founded in 1977[1] that manages J.R.R. Tolkien's estate (the Tolkien Estate).[2]

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).[2] On September 8, 2009, a settlement between the Trust and New Line was announced, clearing a potential obstacle to the making of a new movie based on The Hobbit.[3]

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  1. The Tolkien Trust - Extract from the Central Register of Charities maintained by the Charity Commission for England and Wales
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Guardian: Tolkien heirs sue Lord of the Rings studio for $150m, retrieved 2008-02-12
  3. Alex Dobuzinskis, "Legal settlement clears way for 'Hobbit' movie", retrieved 2009-09-08